The spike in COVID infections elsewhere is expected to complicate testing in Connecticut.
Connecticut’s COLLECT database provides federal agencies, including ICE, with information used to track immigrants.
The federal Board of Immigration Appeals has indicated it will now recognize pardons issued by the state of Connecticut.
Connecticut leaders gathered in Bridgeport Friday morning to underscore the state’s support of immigrants and refugees in advance of this weekend’s raids.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro said the bill would not do enough to protect immigrant children.
Connecticut officials say the census controversy itself has served the administration’s broader goal of driving undocumented immigrants more deeply underground.
Immigration raids focusing on families may begin this weekend, but the full impact of the new Trump administration policy in Connecticut is unclear.
Connecticut jumped back into the contentious national debate over immigration enforcement as Senate Democrats voted early Wednesday to pass a bill that would further restrict how police and court personnel can work with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain undocumented immigrants.
Although there are legal and practical obstacles to the plan, President Trump on Monday continued his threat to send busloads of migrants to “sanctuary cities.”
Connecticut once again is debating how far it can go to protect immigrants against deportation.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro oversaw a hearing Wednesday aimed at determining how thousands of unaccompanied migrant children are being treated by the Trump administration.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy rallied Tuesday with other public officials, advocates and demonstrators against the planned deportation of a Bangladeshi immigrant whose only child will soon be the first in her family to pursue a college education.
Hundreds of protesters converged in Hartford on Monday to rally against President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, resulting in the arrests of 35 people who blocked the entrance to a federal building.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut lawmakers at the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend said they were moved, and even shocked, by what they saw up close as the effect of the Trump administration’s immigration policy. “It was worse than we ever thought,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy rallied Thursday with other public officials, immigrant advocates and demonstrators in support of Nelson Omar Rosales Santos, a Honduran man whose deportation was stayed for six months while he awaits a kidney transplant. His lawyer says the man, the husband of an American and father of three U.S. citizens, needs a full year for doctors to go ahead with the life-saving surgery.