Immigration Activists, Elected Officials Call For Federal Action

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Sens. Blumenthal and Murphy were in New Haven Tuesday to highlight the need for federal immigration reform. The country is home to more than 11.2 million undocumented immigrants and lawmakers from both parties have long called for an overhaul of federal immigration law. The debate is heating up again in Congress, and lawmakers have been seeking common ground on the divisive issues embedded in the immigration debate.

New Haven Mayor John DeStefano and other activists joined Blumenthal and Murphy Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday morning, the frustration with the current immigration system played out in a protest, held outside Rep. Rosa DeLauro\’s office. Protesters called on DeLauro to take action to halt the deportation of New Haven resident Josemaria Islas, who was arrested for a charge that was later dropped and has no criminal record. While the Obama administration has said deportation efforts are focused on criminal offenders who pose a threat to society, immigration activists say cases like Islas\’ illustrate a broken system.

Murphy will hold a roundtable in Meriden Wednesday on immigration reform, continuing to draw attention to the topic he and other lawmakers will address when Congress returns from recess next week.

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4 thoughts on “Immigration Activists, Elected Officials Call For Federal Action

  1. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

    Does anyone else get the impression that liberals are trying to ram their agenda through as if there was no tomorrow? What’s the rush on all this stuff? Do they think the low information voters will care less?

  2. sam

    This is a great idea these liberals have come up. By doing this our government will know all the addresses where all these illegal immigrants are living and then in the future immigration can round them all up and deport them. Then they can go thru the normal process to come here like the people who come to our country legally have to. When did illegal become undocumented?

  3. Connecticut is Circling the Drain

    More liberal brainwashing. They aren’t undocumented workers, they are ILLEGAL aliens. Lets call it like it is, shall we?

  4. sam

    @ “Connecticut is Circling the Drain”
    These liberals see a whole new untapped voting base to push their agendas on here, I really think thats what makes these ilegals undocumented now instead of illegal.

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