Tom Foley on Immigration
House child refugee immigrants at Southbury Training School
Connecticut Republican Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, has questioned Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's decision to immediately say "no" to housing child immigrants at the Southbury Training School. "I was a little bit surprised with the governor's
decision because it was so firm and so quick. When you're dealing with young children, even if they're not here legally, you ought to at least enter into a thoughtful dialogue, as how we as a state might be able to help," Foley said.
Source: CTPolitix.com blog on 2014 Connecticut governor race
, Jul 20, 2014
We need a federal comprehensive immigration policy
Without saying they would have eventually reached a different conclusion, Foley and [primary opponent John] McKinney both suggested Malloy was hasty in refusing a request by the Obama administration to house some of the
Central American children who here illegally and are awaiting deportation hearings.
"This problem originates with the failure of our federal government to come up with a comprehensive immigration policy,"
Foley said. "But I have to tell you I was a little surprised at how quickly Gov. Malloy made the decision to not try to accommodate some of these young people."
McKinney accused Malloy, who has supported drivers' licenses and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants under some circumstances, of making a political decision. "We don't need leaders who make decisions based on polling," McKinney said.
Source: Connecticut Mirror on 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial debate
, Jul 17, 2014
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