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US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt
Politics

US-Mexico border ‘invasion’ declaration panned as PR stunt

A version of this story appears in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up here. CNN  —  America’s duct-taped immigration policy, which successive Republican and Democratic administrations and Congresses have all failed to fix in a comprehensive way, is about to be ripped in yet another direction. With CNN projecting Republicans will take control of the House in January, Democrats want to use the last gasp of their House majority to make good on a yearslong effort to give certainty to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children. Some Republicans, meanwhile, are using the language of war and aiming to make the situat...
Members of Local Immigrant Community Demand Better Access to Health Care for the Undocumented, Interpretation Services – NBC Connecticut
Health

Members of Local Immigrant Community Demand Better Access to Health Care for the Undocumented, Interpretation Services – NBC Connecticut

Members of the local immigrant community are raising their voices, demanding better access to health care. About 20 people marched in a rally in downtown Hartford Wednesday morning, demanding changes from Connecticut health care systems. The movement is called “Make the Road Connecticut,” and the demonstrators are taking steps to demand better access to health care for undocumented immigrants and Spanish-speakers. “I do have uncles and family members that are undocumented, and they’re not able to go to the hospital,” Sheyla Rivera, of Hartford, said. They are concerned that health care barriers could lead to risks for Connecticut Latinos. “Some members of my family when they go to the to the to their appointment, they don't have the special person to translate, an...