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Blumenthal will offer insight after visit to Mexican border

Sen. Richard Blumenthal and a delegation visiting one of the detention centers. (Courtesy of Blumenthal's Twitter page)
Sen. Richard Blumenthal and a delegation visiting one of the detention centers. (Courtesy of Blumenthal’s Twitter page)

HARTFORD, Conn. – When he returns from the border, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal would like to sit down with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to offer his firsthand insight on the situation and discuss ways Connecticut can play a constructive role in immigration reform.

Blumenthal traveled to the Texas-Mexico border Friday with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske. They visited the local border patrol center where immigrants are being held.

“Hundreds of children sleep on concrete floors without blankets, where they are kept in cells for possibly days,” Blumenthal said.

Earlier this month, the Malloy administration denied the federal government’s request to house some of the thousands of illegal immigrants fleeing Central America. Connecticut is the lone New England state to refuse to help the children.

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