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Malloy defends decision on immigrant children

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Hugh McQuaid photo)
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (Hugh McQuaid photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Despite public backlash, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday his administration made the right call when it declined a federal request to house thousands of immigrant children in a state facility.

The Democratic governor, who is seeking re-election in November, said he did not believe the immigration issue poses a political problem for him.

“Putting children in buildings that have mold, asbestos, and lead would be a far bigger problem,” he told reporters at a press conference following a meeting of the state Bond Commission.

Earlier this month, Malloy denied a federal request to house as many as 2,000 migrant children from Central America in a vacant section of the Southbury Training School.

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4 responses to “Malloy defends decision on immigrant children”

  1. mi casa es su casa

    Malloy without a doubt owns a part of the immigration problems. Maybe he needs to be reminded about his signing into law a bill that helps make Connecticut a sanctuary state by providing drivers licenses to illegals.
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    He obviously thinks we citizens are stupid and don’t realize that his policies are directly making our state an attractive destination for those seeking extra state benefits and handouts.
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    I will cut him some slack. Our President and his Department of Justice are mostly to blame by refusing to enforce the laws they swore an oath to uphold and defend. When Arizona and other states tried to enforce our federal immigration laws, they were sued by our DOJ. The DOJ argued simply that immigration laws are the domain of the federal government and that states have no rights regarding such. If that is the case, then why didn’t DOJ sue CT for the license issue or the providing of tuition benefits to illegals?
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    Whatever side you fall on of the immigration issue, I think we can agree that the failures are complete and total in our government’s handling of such at every level.

  2. piberman

    Kudos to Gov. Malloy on this issue.

  3. John Hamlin

    The decision for the children was to allow some of them instead to integrate into the community by placing them with relatives.

  4. John Levin

    One term only.

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