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New Britain Superintendent Pledges Support For Immigrants

 “This past weekend, President Trump signed an executive order affecting travel to and from certain countries as well as certain parts of the United States refugee resettlement programs. Due to the uncertainty surrounding this executive order, some of our immigrant and refugee students and families may be experiencing anxiety or fear.

“Here in New Britain, diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We

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New Haven Schools Prepare For Immigration Raids

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If the feds coming knocking on New Haven public school doors looking for undocumented immigrants, officials are prepared to ask to see credentials first — then ask for a warrant.

Even then, they don’t expect to usher agents into the classroom. They do expect to notify families enrolled in public schools about any threats to their children.

That message is contained in a draft policy the Board of Education has prepared to respond to fears that the incoming Trump Administration will send agents back to the city to round up undocumented workers and their families. (Federal agents swept up 32 immigrants in new Haven in a 2007 surprise ...

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Bridging The Health Care Gap For Many Latinos

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SCSU Nursing students teach healthy eating habits at the Spanish Community of Wallingford.

 

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For many Hispanics living in Connecticut during the 1980s, the health care system care seemed alien and inaccessible, populated by nurses and other providers who did not talk like them, did not understand their culture and did not appreciate their financial barriers.

If a patient could only communicate effectively in Spanish, it might take a little effort but a translator usually could be found among the aides and physicians at a major medical center, such as Hartford Hospital. Or the housekeeping staff might help, recalled one longtime health care provider.

And if she was ...

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