Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic: Supporters Rally In Stamford For DACA

Stamford Daily Voice By Karen Tensa STAMFORD, Conn. — Over 150 people gathered Tuesday evening in Mill River Park — just across from Trump Parc Stamford — to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Speakers from Stamford Mayor David Martin to the head of Building One Community vowed…
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After DACA is rescinded, Dreamers rally outside Trump Parc in Stamford

Stamford Advocate By Travis Clark STAMFORD — “Our dreams are not illegal,” read one sign. “Dreamers make America great,” read another. That is the message DACA recipients and their allies were sending Tuesday outside Stamford’s Trump Parc. Angel Mendoza, 11, of Bridgeport, began the demonstration with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and the crowd…
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WAVE OF APPRECIATION – Awards honor those who serve immigrants

Stamford Advocate By Martin B. Cassidy STAMFORD — …Catalina Horak, executive director of Building One Community, nominated the Koes because of their leadership and organizing efforts to help open the Building One Community facility at 75 Selleck St. in Stamford. Previously known as Neighbors Link, Building One Community is a nonprofit that provides educational services, such…
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Deportation threat looms in schools

Stamford Advocate – EDITORIAL June 18, 2017 Maybe you believe the immigration debate has no impact on your life. Perhaps your own family’s arrival in the United States is so many generations past that commonalities with new families crossing borders have become opaque. A meeting last week between Stamford Superintendent of Schools Earl Kim and a parent group offered a…
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Building One Community/NCC graduate home health aides

Stamford Advocate June 19, 2017 By Liz Skalka STAMFORD — Twenty-three people representing 11 countries graduated this month from a home health aide training program offered through Building One Community and Norwalk Community College. Diplomas from the program’s second ever graduating classes were awarded at a ceremony at the college’s PepsiCo Theater to graduates from countries including…
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Stamford superintendent calms fears of immigration agents in schools

Stamford Advocate June 13, 2017 By Nora Naughton STAMFORD – Gricelda Mendez is concerned her two children might be targets of federal immigration agents while they’re in school. Mendez, a Guatemalan immigrant, spoke through a translator to express her fear of deportation, saying she also worries her children may return from Springdale Elementary School to an empty house one…
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