Malloy was returning to Connecticut on Monday from the annual four-day gathering of the nation’s governors in Washington. The meeting of the National Governors Association included a White House banquet Sunday night and a working session with Trump …
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said on a radio interview Friday, he would sue Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, if the governor challenged his immigration policy. Malloy has stirred a nationwide debate, with his advisory suggesting that local police not cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement on immigration issues, but Boughton said he would work with ICE, if they asked for the city’s help.
In a wide-ranging interview about immigration policy on the Talk of Connecticut’s Brad & Dan Show, the mayor provided his perspective.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, already in Washington, D.C. this week, goes on Fox News tonight at 9:00 to debate the state’s immigration policy with Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Malloy is making headline news on the network, for telling law enforcement officials to ignore Federal immigration edicts issued by the Trump administration.
Malloy was the subject of presidential press secretary Sean Spicer’s comments, during his daily news briefing today. Spicer was critical of Malloy’s order to law enforcement officials.
Tonight on Fox, Wendy Gattling, whose daughter was murdered by an illegal immigrant in Norwich, was interviewed by host Martha MacCallum. Gattling was not only critical of Malloy’s policy but had blistering criticism for Connecticut U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and congressman Joe Courtney.
Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini is speaking out about President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven countries entering the U.S. In an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday, Bertolini stated:
“We have a lot of employees in the Middle East and offices in the Middle East…So the first thing we have to look out for our own employees. But I am also the grandson of an immigrant. And were it not for my grandfather and grandmother coming here, I would have never been in this kind of opportunity and lived the American Dream. Se we don’t agree with the current program. We believe we should find a program that welcomes everyone to this country and keeps our country free. And we look forward to working with the administration to make that happen.”
Connecticut state Attorney General George Jepsen says he is prepared to battle President Donald Trump on certain immigration policies, if need be. Appearing on Brad & Dan Tuesday morning, Jepsen said he would not support declaring Connecticut a “sanctuary state,” but he also stated he does not believe Connecticut can be “reasonably defined as a sanctuary state or sanctuary jurisdiction.”
The attorney general stated that if the administration went after the state for being a sanctuary jurisdiction: “we would rigorously defend the other side” of that argument.