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Trump: Hard-line immigration policies are price of DACA

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(AP) - President Donald Trump told congressional leaders on Sunday that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Trump's list of demands included overhauling the country's green-card system, a crackdown on unaccompanied minors entering the country, and building his promised wall along the southern border.

Many were policies Democrats have said explicitly are off the table and have threatened to derail ongoing negotiations over legislation protecting young immigrants known as "Dreamers."

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  • Official: Bridgeport councilwoman hospitalized

    Official: Bridgeport councilwoman hospitalized

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:05 PM EST2018-02-23 02:05:53 GMT

    Bridgeport City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez was taken to a hospital after an assault Thursday, according to a city official.

    Bridgeport City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez was taken to a hospital after an assault Thursday, according to a city official.

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    Connecticut joins multi-state coalition to combat gun violence

    Connecticut joins multi-state coalition to combat gun violence

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:01 AM EST2018-02-22 16:01:31 GMT
    Connecticut joins multi-state coalition to combat gun violenceConnecticut joins multi-state coalition to combat gun violence
    Connecticut joins multi-state coalition to combat gun violenceConnecticut joins multi-state coalition to combat gun violence

    Gov. Dannel Malloy, as well as Gov. Phil Murphy, of New Jersey, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, of New York, and Gov. Gina Raimondo, of Rhode Island, announced today the formation of the new "States for Gun Safety" coalition to combat gun violence.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy, as well as Gov. Phil Murphy, of New Jersey, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, of New York, and Gov. Gina Raimondo, of Rhode Island, announced today the formation of the new "States for Gun Safety" coalition to combat gun violence.

  • Time's Up Act would extend statute of limitations on sexual harassment, assault

    Time's Up Act would extend statute of limitations on sexual harassment, assault

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-02-20 23:41:30 GMT
    State Democrats proposed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul sexual harassment and assault laws by increasing or eliminating the timeframe victims have to report such crimes.State Democrats proposed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul sexual harassment and assault laws by increasing or eliminating the timeframe victims have to report such crimes.

    State Democrats proposed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul sexual harassment and assault laws by increasing or eliminating the timeframe victims have to report such crimes.

    State Democrats proposed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul sexual harassment and assault laws by increasing or eliminating the timeframe victims have to report such crimes.

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  • Police: Good Samaritan beaten, carjacked in Bridgeport

    Police: Good Samaritan beaten, carjacked in Bridgeport

    Saturday, February 24 2018 6:38 PM EST2018-02-24 23:38:19 GMT
    Bridgeport police said a good Samaritan who tried to break up a fight ended up getting assaulted and carjacked Friday night.Bridgeport police said a good Samaritan who tried to break up a fight ended up getting assaulted and carjacked Friday night.

    Bridgeport police said a good Samaritan who tried to break up a fight ended up getting assaulted and carjacked Friday night.

    Bridgeport police said a good Samaritan who tried to break up a fight ended up getting assaulted and carjacked Friday night.

  • Forecast: Cloudy Sunday with periods of rain

    Forecast: Cloudy Sunday with periods of rain

    Here is your News 12 Connecticut weather forecast.

    Here is your News 12 Connecticut weather forecast.

  • St. Phillip Parish in Norwalk raises world hunger awareness

    St. Phillip Parish in Norwalk raises world hunger awareness

    Saturday, February 24 2018 6:48 PM EST2018-02-24 23:48:51 GMT
    The St. Phillip Parish in Norwalk held a day long food-fast to raise funds and awareness to the issue of world hunger.The St. Phillip Parish in Norwalk held a day long food-fast to raise funds and awareness to the issue of world hunger.

    The St. Phillip Parish in Norwalk held a day long food-fast to raise funds and awareness to the issue of world hunger. 

    The St. Phillip Parish in Norwalk held a day long food-fast to raise funds and awareness to the issue of world hunger. 

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