Gov. Malloy meets with immigrant rights groups

Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday met with immigrant rights groups in Woodbridge.



The governor had stern words for President-elect Donald Trump, saying Connecticut will take whatever legal measures necessary to protect undocumented immigrants. If the federal government tries to punish Connecticut for protecting refugee families, Malloy says the state is prepared to sue.



Malloy says Connecticut will not turn over undocumented immigrants to the feds, and that it will keep accepting refugees.



Last year, the governor waged a public fight with Vice President-elect Mike Pence over Syrian refugees.



Malloy says he hopes Trump's campaign rhetoric was just that -- more rhetoric than reality. He insists that the state will stand up for its rights if pushed.


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