Hartford To Offer ID Cards To All Residents

 

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The city of Hartford will begin a municipal ID program that will allow residents to obtain identification cards that will allow them access to city services, regardless of their immigration status.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and city and community leaders this morning announced the launch of Hartford’s City ID program and said it has been in the works for a while to ensure that it was done effectively, at no cost to the city and with assurances that residents’ person information would remain safe.

When asked, he said this plan was not in reaction to President Donald Trump’s policies on undocumented immigrants in the United States.

“This was conceived ...

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Connecticut Feels Human Fallout Of Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

Members of the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican community voice their concerns about the island’s debt crisis to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Photo credit: Kyle constable/ctmirror.org

Members of the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican community voice their concerns about the island’s debt crisis to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Photo credit: Kyle constable/ctmirror.org

Jessica Galarza is one of thousands who has fled economic adversity in Puerto Rico to begin a new life on the mainland. She chose to begin that life in Manchester.

But Galarza did not show up at U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s roundtable discussion on the Puerto Rican debt crisis to talk about her new life. She came to talk about the one she left after she lost her job several months ago.

Two days after an unprecedented court hearing began what could be a years-long ...

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