As Connecticut prepares for an influx of refugees from Afghanistan, affordable housing has become a challenge.
Connecticut’s senators said U.S. troops must stay in Afghanistan until the evacuation of Americans and allies is complete.
A family from Afghanistan arrived in New Haven, one family among thousands of refugees fleeing amid the Taliban’s takeover.
Lamont, a Democrat nearing the end of his first year in office, has carefully chosen when he criticizes the president. But he did so twice in one day Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — Even as President Donald Trump aims to slash the State Department’s budget, Sen. Chris Murphy is battling the headwind in an effort to double the money appropriated for many diplomatic programs.
Theanvy Kuoch survived torture, enslavement and the death of 19 of her relatives at the hands of the Khmer Rouge in her native Cambodia. She came to the United States as a refugee in 1981 and has led Khmer Health Advocates, a well-respected organization that serves refugees, for 35 years. She spoke to The Mirror about refugee health needs, her own experiences and the impact of the Trump administration’s policies on people who came to the country as refugees.
WASHINGTON – Fadi Kassar of Milford, 40, traveled a long, hard road through several countries before arriving in Connecticut and being granted asylum in 2015. He spoke to the Mirror about the human cost of the Donald Trump’s travel ban – and how it is changing the perception of the United States in the Muslim world.
WOODBRIDGE — Sharing a stage with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the head of a program that has resettled about 350 Syrian refugees across Connecticut over the past year extended a public invitation Tuesday to President-elect Donald J. Trump to meet with his clients before acting on a campaign pledge to suspend the resettlement of Syrians in the U.S.
WASHINGTON -– A coalition of civil rights groups have joined this week to condemn Congress’ response to the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino – including legislation supported by Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Reps. Joe Courtney and Jim Himes. Democrats who gave the Republican Party a veto-proof majority on a bill that would suspend Syrian and Iraqi refugee admissions, are now demanding the bill’s language be left out of a massive budget bill.
And that is my biggest fear: that America will follow the EU’s path in resolving immigration policies. America’s politicians need to stop their never-ending bickering and agree on a manageable, reasonable, unemotional solution to the migrant crisis based on the rule of law.
I reject Dale Dauphinais’ anti-refugee alarmism. If sometimes hard to quantify, the benefits the U.S. and Connecticut derive from accepting a moderate number of refugees exceed the costs.
Consider, on the same day: I read that my U.S Senator, Richard Blumenthal, is proposing to expedite the processing of Middle East refugees into Connecticut; and, that our government, in fact, no one, has any ability to check the status of any of the mostly Muslim “refugee.”
WASHINGTON– Sen. Chris Murphy, fresh from a trip to the Middle East, said the United States should abandon its “coldhearted” policy toward Syrian and take in at least 50,000 of the nation’s refugees.