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January 2017

Tuesday January 31, 2017(Thanks to WPKN volunteer Melinda Tuhus.)

In the news tonight: 530 refugees, more than half from Syria, were resettled in Connecticut last year; a replica solitary confinement prison cell in New Haven offers educational opportunity; and additional North Fork train service coming by the end of 2017.
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530 refugees, more than half from Syria, were resettled in Connecticut last year. Last week’s executive order barring refugees has an impact on those already here. Public News Service’s Andrea Sears reports: 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 detained at airports across the country. The order halts all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days and bans any refugees from Syria "until fu…