Promoting the rights and opportunities of immigrants and refugees in Connecticut and fostering their civic participation.

 
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CT Immigration Day highlights.

 

 
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Working together for CT’s immigrants

 
  • "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

  • “Immigrants helped Connecticut avoid what would otherwise have been a significant population loss in the last year, according to recent U.S. Census data... Connecticut was a magnet for migrants from outside the U.S., with nearly 18,000 new residents.”

  • “Our attitude towards immigration reflects our faith in the American ideal. We have always believed it possible for men and women who start at the bottom to rise as far as the talent and energy allow. Neither race nor place of birth should affect their chances.”

  • “Immigration is integral to the nation’s economic growth.”

  • “Nearly all Americans have ancestors who braved the oceans – liberty-loving risk takers in search of an ideal – the largest voluntary migrations in recorded history… Immigration is not just a link to America’s past; it’s also a bridge to America’s future.”