Continued decline in the number of hospitalized, but fatalities rose by 79 — bringing the death toll to 2,168.
Saying undocumented families pose an obstacle to keeping the coronavirus from spreading, 185 Connecticut doctors want HUSKY coverage for them.
The rule makes it difficult for immigrants to obtain a green card if they have used – or are likely to use – public benefits such as food stamps or Medicaid.
Responding to a request from Connecticut and two other states, a federal judge put a hold on a new Trump administration policy aimed at discouraging immigrants from using federal benefits.
That rule would deny entry or green cards to immigrants based on their use of public programs like food stamps and Medicaid.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said the new rule “has instilled fear and chaos in Connecticut’s immigrant communities.”
Gov. Ned Lamont says his administration has to allay immigrant fears about a new Trump administration rule affecting green cards.
The multi-state lawsuit aims to stop the Trump administration from denying green cards to immigrants who receive public assistance, including food stamps and Medicaid.
Calling it part of a “cruel and racist campaign,” Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said he intends to join other states in a legal challenge to the Trump “public charge’ rule.