Norwalk Dem candidates discuss undocumented immigrants

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk’s attitude toward its undocumented immigrants was a topic of discussion for three Norwalk Democratic mayoral candidates last week at the South Norwalk Community Center.

Common Councilman Matt Miklave, District D Chairman Vinny Mangiacopra and former Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling answered this question posed by the Rev. Oscar Destruge at Tuesday’s mayoral forum: “How would you make our undocumented immigrants to feel a part of the community? Can you give examples of some of the projects that you would initiate?”

You can watch their answers above.

Former Town Clerk Andy Garfunkel did not make it to the event.


3 responses to “Norwalk Dem candidates discuss undocumented immigrants”

  1. Michael P

    I really think these people are demented. Now I am SURE I will not vote for ANY of them.

  2. M Allen

    What did anyone expect? In the same breath that these candidates will help to make the lives of undocumented (illegal) immigrants better, they will look a portion of their legal constituents in the eye and claim it is someone else’s fault they can’t get a job and must remain on government assistance. Actually, working to keep those constituents on government assistance actually plays into their hand. The party of keeping an entire class in a state of government servitude has a built-in voter base as long as they can keep those benefits flowing, right?

  3. Will St John

    Listening to Harry speak you need not be a US citizen to get benefits in Norwalk. It’s OK for some Illegal residents to break the law. I know Harry needs undocumented votes to get another pension. To vote in Norwalk you need not be a US citizen or follow the constitution.

    NancyOnNorwalk is unaware of any evidence that undocumented immigrants can vote in Norwalk, and would welcome same for purposes of a story.

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