Malloy issues ‘suggested protocols’ to law enforcement on federal immigration laws

By Phil Hall

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is advising law enforcement officers within Connecticut that they do not need to cooperate with Trump Administration policies on the questioning and arrest of illegal immigrants.

In a statement issued by his office, the governor joined with the commissioners of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Department of Correction and the State Department of Education to offer “suggested protocols to help these jurisdictions inform local decision making and communication efforts with families in their respective communities.” These protocols stated that local law enforcement officers “should not take action that is solely to enforce federal immigration law,” adding that the federal government cannot require states to “investigate and enforce actions that have no nexus to the enforcement of Connecticut law or local ordinances.”

Furthermore, the governor and the commissioners stated that detainer requests issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are not warrants or orders, and local law enforcement officers should not provide ICE agents with access to individuals in police custody. If ICE agents come to a school seeking information or access to a student, the agent is to be directed to the superintendent’s office.

“Putting all opinions about this presidential executive order aside, its enforcement is going to have a local impact, especially given the constrained resources and financial impact this will have on state and municipal budgets, which we already know are stretched to their limits, in addition to giving rise to serious concerns in affected communities,” Malloy said. “Above all, we are obligated to protect the rights afforded to all our residents and ensure that students attend safe, welcoming schools. The best approach for local communities is to have a plan in place so that everyone in our state, including young students, are supported respectfully and fairly under the laws of our state and our nation.”

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Phil Hall
Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of seven books, the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News and Wired.

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2 Comments

  1. Bill Welch

    Malloy is a loon. All ICE is asking for is a notice when a criminal alien is apprehended so they can be deported. Malloy is protecting criminals over decent Connecticut residents who are being murdered, raped and robbed by criminal aliens.

    Also it could be argued that Malloy is a racist. There is what seems to be a solid study (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGG0fzrUfUs) that shows high black unemployment is due in large measure to illegals taking their jobs. Someone should hit lefty Malloy with the R word and watch him solid his Depends.

  2. John MacKenzie

    “Suggested protocols” means SQUAT.
    It’s time to step up.

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