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Trump vs. Malloy on Immigration

February 27, 2017 By Staff
Trump vs. Malloy on Immigration

After President Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration, Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) issued guidance telling state agencies they didn’t have to work with the feds.

Last week, the White House and Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) fought over Trump’s controversial immigration orders.

On Wednesday, Malloy’s office issued guidance “to law enforcement and school districts” concerning Trump’s administration and immigration.

Part of the guidance encouraged local law enforcement to “not take action that is solely to enforce federal immigration law”:

Local law enforcement should not take action that is solely to enforce federal immigration law. The federal government cannot mandate states to investigate and enforce actions that have no nexus to the enforcement of Connecticut law or local ordinances.

The next day, White House press secretary Sean Spicer blasted Malloy on his guidance:

On Friday, Malloy told Politico in Washington, D.C. that it’s “really good” to be in a fight with the White House.

It’s not surprising Malloy relishes the fight. He pledged a day before Trump’s inauguration to “be the opposition” to Trump, before he took any actions as president.

The fight may also raise Malloy’s national profile. Malloy is also the chair of the national Democratic Governors Association (DGA) for 2017.