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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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Status Of Puerto Rico On The 100th Anniversary Of The U.S Citizenship

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. government granting American citizenship to the residents of Puerto Rico. The island became a U.S. territory in 1898 after Spain ceded control of it following the Spanish-American War. However, Puerto Ricans did not gain U.S. citizenship until Congress passed the Jones-Shafroth Act in 1917.

Today, Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory with its own constitution and government (though the extent of the island’s legal independence from the United States has been the subject of debate). Island residents elect their own governor and members to the island’s legislature, but they may not vote in U.S. general elections for president and they ...

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Hartford’s Yard Goats Reaching Out To City’s Latino Residents

 

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Head and shoulders of Pittsburgh Pirates Roberto Clemente

Head and shoulders of Pittsburgh Pirates Roberto Clemente

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Even before the first batter takes a swing at Dunkin Donuts Park, the Hartford Yard Goats are making a strong pitch to excite and engage the city’s large and mostly Puerto Rican Latino population through various targeted outreach and employment programs, and by recognizing one of Puerto Rico’s most revered and iconic figures, Roberto Clemente.

Puerto Rico has a long affinity with baseball and has sent more than 200 players to the Major Leagues including several who have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame. This enthusiasm was full blown during the recent World Baseball Championships when the Puerto ...

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