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Op-Ed – Mayor Bronin To Hartford’s School Children: Drop Dead

 

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David Medina/CT Latino News

         

Its official. It came right from the horses mouth.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin plans to balance the citys budget on the backs of its schoolchildren, a clear majority of whom are Latino.

 Gov. Dannel Malloy had no sooner proposed to increase state education funding by $230 million, including $38.1 million to Hartford, as the neediest school district of all, when Bronin told a CT Mirror reporter at Malloys budget address that he would raid the school systems share of that money and use it to hold off the citys plunge into bankruptcy.    

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Op-Ed: Trump’s Border Wall Attacks Wrong Immigration Crisis

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Today, President Donald Trump will reportedly issue an executive order to begin construction of a wall along the U.S-Mexico border. The long-awaited move follows through on one of Trump’s most visible campaign promises.

It’s also a big mistake. Not only would a wall be outrageously expensive — estimates range as high as $14 billion (and no, Mexico won’t pay for it) — but a wall is misguided because it addresses the exact wrong problem. The biggest immigration crisis facing the country has nothing to do with Mexicans illegally crossing the border. Instead, it’s that hundreds of thousands of Central Americans are fleeing brutal violence and extreme ...

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CSCU President Vows To Support Undocumented Students

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As I stated in early November, I am deeply concerned about the anxiety and unrest across our nation, in our state and about its impact on our campus life and especially our students. I have been to almost all of our campuses since then and have heard first-hand about the fear certain student populations are experiencing due to their race, religion, sexual orientation and because of their immigration status. I have heard concerns from our DACA and other undocumented students, who feel particularly vulnerable and scared about what lies ahead for them and their families.

I want to repeat what I have said since I became your president–at ...

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