Join the statewide Rapid Response Network in Connecticut

With the government threatening deportation raids, ULA is operating a 24-hour hotline and coordinating with groups across Connecticut to mobilize in the event of raids and deportations. We also seek volunteers now to accompany immigrants during their court hearings.

What's it like to be a child who lives with the fear that ICE might tear your family apart?

Nelson Pinos’s children contributed to a powerful new video for the New York Times. Nelson has been living in a church for more than 500 days to keep his family together.


It's hard to imagine a more fundamental right than the right to be paid for your work.

Yet every day in Connecticut, employers break the law in restaurants, construction sites, cleaning, and other low-wage industries, where:
of workers are paid less than the minimum wage to which they are legally entitled
are denied the legally required overtime despite working more than 40 hours
face illegal retaliation — firing or threatening to call immigration — when they complain
of women restaurant workers experience sexual harassment

Without support, most workers put up with abuse.

Filing a complaint can get you fired.  It takes the court or Department of Labor months — often years — to recover your wages and damages, if they recover anything at all.

But by organizing together -- combining legal action with community support -- we can win dignity and fair wages.


Building grassroots immigrant power to win economic and racial justice

Winning wages & damages

for victims of slavery, wage theft, sexual harassment, and workplace injuries
Winning wages and compensation for sexual harassment and injuries
Suing ICE for the 2007 raids that violated civil rights in New Haven

Suing ICE for civil rights violations

and fighting back after the raids in New Haven in 2007

Passing the Double Damages bill

to increase penalties for wage theft
Passing the Double Damages bill to increase penalties on employers found guilty of wage theft
Providing sanctuary for Nury, Marco, and Nelson

Freeing kids and parents from ICE detention

and supporting them with a loving community

Stopping deportations

for people like Salma, allowed to re-open her case after a 4-day hunger strike
Salma hunger strike

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