Cover / July 6, 2018 Reuniting Immigrant Kids with Parents? Not So Easy.

By Ana Radelat | CT Mirror

After a day visiting immigration facilities at the Texas border, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said, “there is no plan, there is no strategy” to reunify immigrant kids who have been separated from their undocumented parents. Blumenthal said he visited a temporary shelter for migrant children in Tornillo, Texas that is housing about 250 migrant boys in...

Politics / July 6, 2018 Democrats Sustain Malloy’s Vetoes, Frustrating Republican Leaders

By Keith M. Phaneuf and Clarice Silber | June 25, 2018 | CT Mirror

The General Assembly sustained all seven vetoes on Monday (06/25) that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued following this year’s legislative session. Among the measures the governor rejected were bills that would have limited the fiscal bailout of Hartford, created a new student suspension process, limited the Executive Branch’s authority to reduce municipal education grants, established...

Columns, Get Smart - Pass It On / July 6, 2018 Know What Your Contracts Say

By Catherine Blinder

America is getting older. It is projected that the number of Americans aged 65 and older will more than double from 46 million to over 98 million by 2060. People aged 65 and older will become 24 percent of the population by then. Along with that aging population, there will be an increase in companies...

When We Should All Cry Out an Injustice?

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Editorial, Immigration, News

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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Editorial, Immigration, Kids & Family, News

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…

Doctors: Climate Change is Already Making America’s Kids Sicker

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Doctors: Climate Change is Already Making America’s Kids Sicker

By Honora Montano - New America Media

A coalition of medical organizations representing over half of American physicians launched a campaign yesterday to alert policymakers and the public to the dangers climate change presents to public health. “Doctors in every part of our country see that climate change is making Americans sicker,” says Dr. Mona Sarfaty in a statement. Sarfaty is director…

The Story of Karen Beckenstein

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The Story of Karen Beckenstein

By María Danniella Gutiérrez-Salem

Our interviewee today was born in the United States but her roots are Latin. Her father was born in Italy, but moved to Venezuela when he was 15 years old. What motivated your father’s family to move to Venezuela? “At that time, in the 1940s, South American countries like Venezuela opened their doors to these…

Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats

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Culinary // Food

Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats

By Alicia Ghio

The words low-carb and Italian don’t necessarily sound like they should be said together, at least in my mind. This time, however, spaghetti squash loaded with roasted garlic and fennel sausage, will give you all the Italian flavor you want in a low-carb package. Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats Serves 2 Ingredients 2-lb spaghetti squash 1…

Theatre Production: “Violet”

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Theatre Production: “Violet”

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The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present “Violet” in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the University’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on March 31, April 1, 7 and 8; with 2 p.m. matinees on April 1, 2, 8 and…

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