Immigration News

UACT fights to protect the rights of our immigrants


City of New Haven pledges support to resident immigrants

January 06, 2016
An inspiring press conference in both Spanish and English was held in New Haven on Wednesday, January 6 to rally people in the resistance to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). About 150 people showed up at the event, which was sponsored by the CT Immigrant Rights Alliance (CIRA),... Read More

UACT members speak at Eastern Connecticut State University

November 05, 2015
On Thursday, November 5, two UACT Board members spoke to students at Eastern Connecticut State University about their experiences emigrating to the United States. Professor Christine McDonnell invited Patricia Rosas of Manos Unidas in New Britain and Amparo Cabezas of St. Bridget's in Manchester to her Anthropology class  at... Read More

UACT participates in ICE out of CT rally

October 24, 2015
On Saturday, October 24, United Action CT took part in a car caravan and rally to protest the new deportation and anti-immigrant program of Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) called PEP (Priority Enforcement Program). The car caravan originated in Bridgeport with stops in New... Read More

New Britain Activist to Walk 100 Miles for Immigration Reform

September 04, 2015
Manos Unidas member Patricia Rosas is planning to walk 100 miles from a dention center in Pennsylvania to Washington DC to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform during the visit of Pope Francis. For more information about the pilgrimage and to meet some of the walkers, visit Patricia has... Read More

The "anchor baby" myth

September 04, 2015

We reccomend this article about the use of the term anchor baby in the immigration debate. Terms like this are used in a divisive and racist fashion by opponents of immigration reform.

The anchor baby myth article