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Lawmakers look to speed deportation of undocumented convicts

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, front, speaks during a press conference. He is joined by Chadwick's mother, Wendy Hartling, and her lawyer, Chester Fairlie, left, and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, right.

More than a year after an undocumented immigrant fatally stabbed a Norwich woman, two Connecticut lawmakers announced Monday they plan to introduce legislation in Congress to expedite the deportation of undocumented immigrants who have committed a violent crime or pose a threat to public safety. Continue Reading →

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Himes, Courtney defy Obama, vote for bill pausing refugee program

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WASHINGTON — The debate over U.S. policy on Syrian refugees that has roiled the nation and Congress split the Connecticut delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday over a measure that would effectively suspend entry of refugees from Syria and Iraq until the screening process is strengthened. Continue Reading →

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House approves Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON – An impasse over funding of the Department of Homeland Security that threatened the paychecks of nearly 1,500 agency employees in Connecticut ended Tuesday as the House approved a bill that does not include riders to block President Obama’s immigration policies. Continue Reading →

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In CT, 1,500 Homeland Security employees spared shutdown, for now

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WASHINGTON – With a last-minute vote, Congress averted a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, extending its funding by seven days and at least temporarily sparing 1,500 agency employees in Connecticut their paychecks. Continue Reading →

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Homeland Security: Assessing the impact of a shutdown in CT

Republican efforts to challenge the president over his immigration policy will result in uncertain funding for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.

What would be the impact in Connecticut of a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security? The risks depend on who you ask. But among the certainties are that TSA workers at Connecticut airports and most staff at the Coast Guard Academy in New London would be working without pay. Continue Reading →

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CT advocates join in pushing Obama to limit deportations

Immigrant advocates at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

Washington — Fed up with inaction from the Obama administration, Jose Luis Piscil, an undocumented worker who lives in New Haven, has sued federal immigration officials to limit deportations — even as President Obama is on the verge of taking steps to change the status of millions of undocumented workers. Continue Reading →

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