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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2017 


The 27-year-old suspect who attempted to bomb the New York subway reveals his motive; also on our rundown, a look at how the GOP tax plan targets the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate; plus - 'Tis the season to get ready for tax season.

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Public News Service - CT: Immigrant Issues

530 refugees, more than half from Syria, were resettled in Connecticut last year. (USAID)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – An organization that resettles refugees in Connecticut says President Trump's order halting the process has impacts beyond those detained on arrival. The executive order, signed late Friday, sparked a weekend of protests as immigrants and refugees with valid visas were detai

An estimated 60 percent to 70 percent of low-wage immigrant workers experience wage theft. (torbakhopper/Flickr)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A New Haven grocery store has been ordered to pay more than 175-thousand dollars for retaliating against workers. Two years ago, the owner of Gourmet Heaven was arrested for stealing a quarter-million dollars in wages from two dozen workers who had worked 72-hour weeks for as litt

The U.S. vetting process for refugees is the most rigorous in the world. (USMC/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Organizations that help resettle people fleeing war and repression are concerned that President-elect Donald Trump's statements on refugees are out of touch with reality. Citing fears of terrorism, Trump has said he will temporarily halt resettlement of Syrian refugees and i

The split decision in the U.S. Supreme Court does not set a legal precedent, but could prove to be a major setback for families of mixed immigration status. (skeeze/Pixabay)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Immigration advocates are expressing outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday on immigration. The 4-to-4 tie vote allows an appeals court decision blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration to stand. The president's Deferred Action pl

The planned DHS raids will target women and children for deportation. (ICE/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Immigrant advocates are rallying in front of the Abraham A. Ribicoff Federal Building in Hartford today to demand that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stop its plan to deport Central American refugee women and children who have lost their cases in immigration courts back

On average, women in Connecticut are paid $10,679 a year less than men. (Cade Martin, Dawn Arlotta/public-domain-image.com)<br />

HARTFORD, Conn. - The gender wage gap is costing women in Connecticut more than $5.5 billion a year, that's one finding of a study released today. April 12 is Equal Pay Day. Nationally, women earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, and would have to work more than three months extra to earn th

Tax expenditures cost Connecticut $7.2 billion annually in lost revenue. (Ragesoss/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - With the state facing massive public-employee layoffs and a $900 million budget deficit next year, one group is calling for a closer look at tax expenditures. The tax breaks and tax credits Connecticut allows now amount to more than $7 billion a year, a 71 percent increase sinc

Data shows Connecticut police fired stun guns at black and Hispanic suspects at higher rates than whites. (Junglecat/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Preliminary data shows racial disparities in the use of stun guns by police in Connecticut. Connecticut is the first state in the nation to account for the use of stun guns, or tasers, by law enforcement. Though an official report hasn't been issued, David McGuire, legislative an

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