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Blumenthal vows to grill Sessions on gun stance

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Sessions will face scrutiny on his civil rights, immigration and reproductive health issues during his confirmation hearing on his nomination to be the next U.S. attorney general, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal also plans to ask the Alabama lawmaker about this record on gun issues. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal: Sessions to receive ‘exacting, serious scrutiny’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee vowed to give Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, tough scrutiny, setting the groundwork for a contentious confirmation hearing. Continue Reading →

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CT immigrants fear Trump-led backlash

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s policies on immigration are roiling the immigrant community in Connecticut, as they are across the nation. “Right now people don’t know what to expect,” said Carolina Bortolleto, an immigrant activist. “Everybody in the [immigrant] community feels things are dangerous and are scared.”
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Protesters block Hartford’s Main Street over immigration ruling

Just days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling invalidated a White House plan to protect millions of immigrants living in the United States from deportation, more than 150 protesters gathered Monday afternoon outside the state’s federal immigration enforcement office in Hartford and blocked a portion of Main Street. Continue Reading →

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‘Pope of the people,’ citing history, urges Congress to act

WASHINGTON – Pope Francis sent a message of personal and social responsibility to a joint session of Congress and the nation Thursday, but also gently pressed lawmakers to end their partisan bickering and legislative dysfunction. Continue Reading →

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Liking his message, Malloy joins crowds in D.C. to welcome Pope Francis

WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital is living up to its reputation as a city of contradictions as it cheers Pope Francis’s gently accented words of hope and reconciliation amid a backdrop of a looming crisis – the increasingly likely shutdown of the federal government. Continue Reading →

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Republicans in Congress target state, local immigration policies

WASHINGTON – Local and state immigration policies, including Connecticut’s, are under scrutiny by congressional Republicans as a reaction to the July 1 killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant with an extensive criminal record. 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

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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Texas Court delays, but doesn’t end, hopes for CT immigrant youths

WASHINGTON – Katia and Kiara Ruesta, 18-year-old twin sisters who live in Vernon and are undocumented, were on the verge of applying for provisional legal status before the ruling of a Texas judge put their hopes on hold. “I was kind of shocked; it was a huge surprise,” said Katia Ruesta, a student at Manchester Community College. Continue Reading →

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Homeland Security: Assessing the impact of a shutdown in CT

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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