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ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG DEFENDS TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS HOLDERS BEFORE THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today joined 22 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to prevent the deportation of hundreds of thousands of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders nationwide.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG JOINS MULTISTATE EFFORT TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS
Attorney General William Tong joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general, led by California, in filing a comment letter to the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to protect the rights of asylum-seekers from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The letter opposes a new Trump Administration interim rule that will allow DOJ and DHS to remove asylum-seekers to countries where they face continued violence and persecution, and where inadequate justice systems cannot protect them.
AG TONG, CONSUMER COUNSEL SUPPORT $1.5 MILLION FINE, PENALTIES FOR DIRECT ENERGY ELECTRIC SUPPLIER
Attorney General William Tong and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz today strongly supported a proposed decision by the Public Utilities Regulatory Counsel to fine third-party electric supplier Direct Energy $1.5 million for multiple sales and marketing practices in violation of Connecticut statutes.
ATTORNEY GENERAL TONG AND COALITION FILE BRIEF IN CENSUS CASE CHALLENGING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ATTEMPT TO ADD CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO THE 2020 CENSUS
Attorney General William Tong and a coalition of 18 states, 16 local governments, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, led by New York, filed a merits brief in the United States Supreme Court in the case challenging the Trump Administration’s attempt to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census. Attorney General Tong released the following statement:
AG, DCP URGE CONSUMERS TO USE PAYLESS SHOESOURCE GIFT CARDS BEFORE RETAIL OUTLET SHUTTERS ITS U.S. STORES
Attorney General William Tong and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull today advised Connecticut consumers who may have unused gift cards to Payless ShoeSource to use those credits before the discount shoe chain is slated to close its U.S. stores.