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Deadlines on the Immigration System

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Deadlines on the Immigration System

By William Hennessy, Esq.

This column will focus on the two deadlines that cause difficulty for many individuals dealing with the U.S. immigration system – changing the venue of their case and submitting an application for asylum. Individuals fleeing their country of origin who enter the United States without permission most often enter through the U.S./Mexico border. If that…

Defend DACA – Our Community Depends on It!

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Defend DACA – Our Community Depends on It!

By Camila Bortolleto CT Students for a DREAM Campaign Manager

These are difficult times for our immigrant community and many are feeling anxious with the increasing number of deportations taking place in Connecticut and across the country. Every week, it feels like there’s a new policy meant to target our immigrant community and make our lives more difficult. One source of anxiety for many young…

Trump Administration Delivers Good News and Bad on Immigration

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Trump Administration Delivers Good News and Bad on Immigration

By Emanuela Palmares

There is good news and bad news for undocumented immigrants in the United States. The good news: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on June 16 that it would keep in place the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, allowing certain undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to remain in…

USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

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USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS began issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. These redesigns use enhanced graphics and fraud-resistant security…

When We Should All Cry Out an Injustice?

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When We Should All Cry Out an Injustice?

By Emanuela Palmares

In the last week of March, the Danbury immigrant community witnessed two arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to the authorities, both men have criminal backgrounds. One of the men had already entered a guilty plea regarding an offense against a minor child and signed a self-deportation order one year prior to committing…

DCF: 22,000 Citizen-Children of Undocumented Parents in CT

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DCF: 22,000 Citizen-Children of Undocumented Parents in CT

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | CTMirror.com

Given the Trump Administration’s increased focus on deporting more undocumented immigrants, state legislators want to know just how many children they may end up leaving behind. On March 6, the Department of Children and Families reported to the Appropriations Committee that there are 22,000 children of undocumented immigrants who are under 18, U.S. citizens and living in…

Proactive Undocumented Immigrants Encouraged to Make Plans for the Worse

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Proactive Undocumented Immigrants Encouraged to Make Plans for the Worse

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Immigrants fearing detention or deportation are trying to be proactive and appoint a guardian to look after their children in case they are detained and are unable to care for them. Randy Capps of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a Washington-based non-profit that analyzes the movement of people worldwide, recently told Reuters that while putting…

Community Dialogue Series – Part II  Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour on ICE

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Community Dialogue Series – Part II Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour on ICE

By Emanuela Palmares

Editor’s Note: The following story is the second in a three-part series covering a two-hour community dialogue with Mayor Mark Boughton, Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour and Deputy Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill Glass on immigration and community relations. We continue the series with the transcript of Chief Ridenhour’s answer to the question posed to…

Community Dialogue Helps Communication Between the City and the Immigrant Community

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Community Dialogue Helps Communication Between the City and the Immigrant Community

By Emanuela Palmares

In light of the recent news stories regarding ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and the City of Danbury, Tribuna Newspaper organized a community dialogue and panel discussion with Mayor Mark Boughton, Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour and Deputy Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill Glass on immigration and community relations. Fifty community leaders and stakeholders from…

Community Dialogue Series- PART I: Mayor Boughton on ICE

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Community Dialogue Series- PART I: Mayor Boughton on ICE

By Emanuela Palmares & Tribuna Staff

Editor’s Note: The following story is the first in a three-part series covering a two-hour community dialogue with Mayor Mark Boughton, Danbury Police Chief Patrick Ridenhour and Deputy Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill Glass on immigration and community relations. We will begin the series with the transcript of Mayor Boughton’s answer to the question posed…

Community Meeting on ICE and the City of Danbury

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Community Meeting on ICE and the City of Danbury

By Emanuela Palmares

FULL LENGHT VIDEO of meeting with city of Danbury officials and leaders in the Latino immigrant community on what a possible cooperation between Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the City of Danbury mean to our immigrant community. Held on March 1, 2017. Organized by Tribuna Newspaper. Hosted by: Getsêmani Community Church and the Council…

Immigration Enforcement Drives Foreclosures

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Immigration Enforcement Drives Foreclosures

By Newswise

Early in his presidential campaign, Donald Trump said he would deport all of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally. If the president-elect keeps his word, more deportations under his administration would mean devastating losses to legal Latino homeowners – and the communities they live in. New research by a…

DHS Finally Publishes “Final” Expanded Provisional Waiver Rule For 3\10 Year Bar!

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DHS Finally Publishes “Final” Expanded Provisional Waiver Rule For 3\10 Year Bar!

By Michael J. Gurfinkel

The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel On July 29, 2016, the USCIS finally published their FINAL rule expanding eligibility for a provisional waiver of the 3\10 year bar. The rule went into effect on Aug. 29, 2016. The expanded provisional waiver “expands eligibility for the provisional waiver process to all individuals who are statutorily eligible for the waiver…