A Yale Law School team helped convince a judge Saturday to temporarily stop the government from deporting foreigners detained at U.S. airports based on an executive order by President Donald Trump. But the order has quashed about a dozen refugee families’ plans to resettle in New Haven in coming weeks.
An invitation to Trump to meet Syrian refugees in New Haven
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.
Esty, Cope differ sharply, and sometimes agree, in a civil race
WASHINGTON — Overshadowed like other congressional races in Connecticut by the loud and vitriolic presidential race, the matchup between Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty and GOP challenger Clay Cope has been a civil contest between party moderates.
Paris attacks, Syrian refugee policy dominate Congress
House and Senate negotiators did manage to finish work on an education bill that will take the place of the “No Child Left Behind Act,” but the week in Washington was dominated by the Paris attacks and debate in Congress and across the country over Syrian refugee policy.
Himes, Courtney defy Obama, vote for bill pausing refugee program
WASHINGTON — The debate over U.S. policy on Syrian refugees that has roiled the nation and Congress split the Connecticut delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday over a measure that would effectively suspend entry of refugees from Syria and Iraq until the screening process is strengthened.
Murphy: Visa waivers pose bigger risk than Syrian refugees
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is among several lawmakers who are saying there is little danger to the United States from the Syrian refugee resettlement program under debate after the Paris attacks, but there are vulnerabilities in the way tourists and other visitors to the United States are processed.
Malloy defends accepting refugees on MSNBC
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy mixed two volatile issues Tuesday night on MSNBC as he defended accepting Syrian refugees in Connecticut, saying the security threat posed by refugees pales in comparison to the danger of domestic gun violence.
Malloy, federal lawmakers stand firm on helping Syrian refugees
WASHINGTON — A growing number of GOP governors are citing the Paris attacks as a reason not to accept Syrian refugees, but Connecticut politicians are rejecting that notion.