BUILDING ONE COMMUNITY IN THE NEWS

An Open Letter to the Community

An open letter to Building One Community constituents: Because we believe that you care about Building One Community and those we serve, we want to make you aware of a troubling matter that has come up. As you know, our mission is to help immigrants – all immigrants — and their families succeed in the…
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Stamford man accuses immigration center of mistreating day laborers

  Stamford Advocate By Erin Kayata STAMFORD — An organization that helps local immigrants has been accused of mistreating its undocumented day laborers, according to a complaint filed this week. Carlos Amaya has filed a complaint with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, claiming he was fired from Building One Community after he spoke…
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A chat with… Michelle Saldivar, Special Projects Advisor at Building One Community

Darien News By Humberto J. Rocha DARIEN — Michelle Saldivar spoke no English when she came to the United States in 1995 for her undergraduate studies. It was through theater and other student organizations at Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts, and out of necessity, that she quickly picked it up. “I had no English whatsoever,”…
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Hundreds Gather at Greenwich Town Hall to Protest Trump Immigration Policy

Greenwich Free Press On Saturday morning the thermometer hit 88° as over 400 people turned out to protest migrant family separations at the border with Mexico and demand an immediate reunification of those who have been separated, part of the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy toward immigration. The featured speaker was Senator Richard Blumenthal. Other…
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Hundreds gather in Greenwich for peaceful protest of Trump’s immigration policies

Greenwich Time By Jo Kroeker GREENWICH — About 400 people rallied in front of Greenwich Town Hall to protest the family separations happening at the border in just one of about 700 “Families Belong Together” rallies held nationwide on Saturday decrying the policy. The peaceful program, organized by Indivisible Greenwich, featured what founding member Joanna…
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Stamford photographer discusses covering immigration along U.S. border

Stamford Advocate By Erin Kayata STAMFORD — Photographer John Moore was traveling with border patrol officers near the riverbanks in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas late one night this month when he captured what has quickly become an iconic photo of immigrant families being separated. Moore, a Getty Images senior correspondent and senior staff…
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