Dan Malloy on Immigration
Muslim ban harkens back to darkest times in our history
Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statements in response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision upholding President Trump's Muslim ban:
"The administration will now resume enforcing the President's hateful, discriminatory, and un-American
Muslim ban, preventing some of the most vulnerable people in the world from seeking a better life in the United States just because of their religion. Just like the 'zero tolerance' family separation policy, the Muslim ban harkens back to some of the
darkest times in our nation's history, when Japanese-Americans were imprisoned for no reason other than their heritage, or Irish and Italian-Americans were barred from employment opportunities.
"Connecticut has opened its arms to refugees fleeing
war, famine, and other unimaginable atrocities. And we are now a stronger, safer, more accepting state. This Muslim ban will only serve to alienate our neighbors and harm the fabric and safety of our communities."
Source: 2018 Connecticut Governor campaign press release
, Jun 26, 2018
Continue to accept refugees from Syria
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut will continue to accept refugees from Syria. The Democrat told NBC Connecticut on Monday the state is committed to accepting the refugees and believes background checks could easily be performed.
His spokesman said the administration is continuing to work with federal officials and await guidance as "they develop procedures following the tragedy in Paris."
Source: ABC News on Syrian Refugee Crisis
, Nov 16, 2015
Loosen in-state tuition for illegal immigrants
Gov. Malloy signed House Bill No. 6844, AN ACT CONCERNING IN-STATE TUITION ELIGIBILITY: A nonimmigrant alien shall be entitled to classification as an in-state student for tuition purposes, if such person:
House Bill Passed 78-70-3, May 19, 2015; Senate Bill Passed, 19-13-4, May 29, 2015; signed by governor June 19, 2015
Source: Connecticut legislative voting record on HB 6844
, Jun 19, 2015
- resides in this state,
- attended any
educational institution in this state and completed at least 2 years of high school level education [previous law required 4 years]
- graduated from a high school in this state, or the equivalent thereof,
- and is registered as an entering student,
or is enrolled at a public institution of higher education in this state,
- If such person is without legal immigration status, such person files an affidavit with such institution of higher education stating that he or she has filed an application to
legalize his or her immigration status, or will file such an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.
Provide services without questioning immigration status
New Haven's gone in the direction of giving out ID cards. That's not a direction I chose to go as mayor, but
I also chose to make sure that the people who are living in our community received appropriate services and required federal services regardless of their status.
Source: Christine Stuart on CT News Junkie, "On Illegal Immigration"
, Jun 22, 2010
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