Like many Americans, I am the descendant of immigrants, like my great-grandfather Paolo Chiulli, who came to the United States from Italy in 1904. By all accounts, he came here illegally, though the details passed down to us remain fuzzy. My cousins in Italy suggested organized crime played a role, and we’ve all heard stories of my great-grandfather jumping off a ship into Boston Harbor or him being approached by thugs in the vineyard of his farm in Alanno and being handed a phony passport, who knows? All that is certain, is that he later become a “legal resident alien,” but never an American citizen.
Immigration and deportation are hot button issues these days, so Sunday on Face the State we were joined by immigration attorney Erin O’Neil-Baker of Hartford, who will answer our questions, and many of your questions about immigration. Anyone who has been following the Connecticut deportation cases will want to learn. O’Neil-Baker’s interview was very educational. Watch it here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/13533789/immigration-lawyer-weighs-in-on-recent-headlines
Also on the program, some eye-opening information about jobs in Connecticut with Patrick Flaherty of the Connecticut Department of Labor. Watch here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/13533782/ct-is-recovering-jobs
Our flashback takes us back to 2009, and features a report by current NBC White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, who was covering a story for us, we are still covering today.
Watch our flashback here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/13533807/channel-3-alum-named-on-prestigious-list
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