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Connecticut Immigrant Community Calls for Sanctuary State

Photo (c) CHRISTINE STUART

Photo (c) CHRISTINE STUART

Last week college students across the country called on their administrators to pledge their support to undocumented students and faculty, on Monday more than a hundred marchers were calling on state leadership to become a sanctuary state. Read more from CT New Junkie.

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