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Immigrants in Connecticut Are a Force in the State’s Economy and Demographic Shifts, New Report Shows

July 15, 2020 | Hartford Courant | By Kenneth R. Gosselin | “The fact that so many people in Connecticut do have one parent who is an immigrant is a higher number than I expected,” said Robert J. Fishman, executive director of the Connecticut Immigration and Refugee Coalition, a non-profit advocacy group. “And I like that, but it was higher than I thought it was.”

UConn Statement at CT State Officials’ Press Conference on Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s International Student Visa Rule

July 13, 2020 | We are very proud of the University of Connecticut as a multi-cultural and global higher education institution. Our students come from more than 100 nations. They come to Connecticut to fulfill their educational dreams. They come to experience America.

Inside the faltering fight against illegal Amazon logging

August 28, 2019 | “On July 4th, along a dusty backroad in the southwest Brazilian state of Rondônia, near the logging hub of Espigão d’Oeste, unknown assailants stopped a tanker truck, yanked the driver from the cab, and set it ablaze. The truck was carrying aviation fuel to resupply government helicopters supporting an operation against illegal loggers. Fearing further attacks, government agents suspended the operation and withdrew from the area.”

Vice President Weiner Moderates “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor”

April 7, 2019 | On Monday, March 25, Yossi Klein Halevi and former Palestinian Authority advisor Ghaith Al-Omari discussed the past, current and future relationship between Israelis and Palestinians. “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor” was held at 7 p.m. in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on the UConn Storrs campus.