Sen. Chris Murphy offered mild criticism of the Biden administration and accused Republicans of using the issue as a distraction.
Blumenthal to travel to U.S.-Mexico border to investigate migrant detentions
Blumenthal and about a dozen fellow Senate Democrats will try to investigate the conditions of immigrant detention centers in McAllen, Tex.
Immigrant crackdown targets Vietnamese who’ve lived in U.S. for years
The Trump administration is pressuring Vietnam to uphold a 2008 agreement and take back refugees who came to the United States before 1995. Many Vietnamese who came to the United States before 1995, some of them fleeing the Vietnam War, have lived in a gray area of immigration law. If they had a criminal record, they could not attain legal status, but they could not be deported either.
CT GOP candidates weigh Trump’s plan for immigration crackdown
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump plans to announce a sweeping border crackdown this week, days before the mid-term elections, in a “red meat” speech aimed at firing up the GOP base. While that speech may help GOP candidates in other states, a tough approach to immigration is likely to provide less of a boost to Republican candidates in Connecticut, although some embrace the plan.
House set to vote on GOP immigration bills that CT Dems are likely to oppose
WASHINGTON– The U.S. House plans to vote on two immigration bills this week aimed at helping young immigrants known as “dreamers” and ending the practice of separating children at the border from their undocumented parents.. But there’s no guarantee either bill will pass, and neither is expected to win the support of Connecticut’s Democratic U.S. House members.