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In recent decades, Greater New Haven has been a destination for a historically large and diverse number of immigrants. One in eight residents are first-generation immigrants, part of a modern U.S. immigration wave that began in 1965 and accelerated in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Most immigrants are either naturalized citizens or legal residents. A sizeable number, however, are undocumented immigrants with no legal path to citizenship. They include parents of U.S. citizen children, college students who were brought here at young ages, and fully-employed community members of a decade or longer. Recent federal immigration policies put this community under a heightened risk of deportation, potentially destabilizing Greater New Haven families, friendships, neighborhoods, businesses, and communities. Continue reading.