Ned Lamont

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has submitted a letter notifying the Trump administration of the State of Connecticut’s intent to continue accepting refugees who are fleeing persecution and seeking safety from violence, saying that the state values the long history of the United States in welcoming those pursuing asylum as this tradition strengthens the state and nation socially, culturally, and economically.

The letter is in response to an executive order President Trump signed in September requiring every state and municipality in the nation that is willing to receive refugees to provide his administration with written consent, and for the first time allowing local and state governments to refuse to accept people who are seeking to resettle.

“Nobody chooses to be a refugee. This new requirement for states and towns to notify the federal government on whether they are willing to continue accepting refugees is simply an attempt by the Trump administration to deny safety to vulnerable families across the world,” Governor Lamont said. “Resettlement of people fleeing violence and seeking a safe place to raise their children is a bedrock principle on which the United States was founded. Attacking immigrants and refugees does nothing to make our communities stronger, and in fact only achieves the exact opposite. Connecticut will continue welcoming those escaping persecution and upholding the long tradition of the United States as a place that treats every human being with dignity and respect.”

Governor Lamont is encouraging chief elected officials from towns and cities in Connecticut to join him in providing such consent to the Trump administration and reaffirming the state’s longstanding commitment to welcoming refugees as valued members of society.

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Are you kidding me. Like this state doesn’t have enough trouble. Just what we need more people on welfare that we have to pay

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The state can't even pay for itself after raping CT residents of any extra money we have. Screw this guy. CT residents write letters to President Trump to tell him we don't agree with anything this moron and his administration says.

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Well said!🤬

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Just remember this during the next election

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Please do remember next election. This is noble however we cannot afford the people we have. Just trying to stack the votes. SMH.

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This is another reason people are leaving the state.

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Me : I died and went to hell

Satan : welcome to Connecticut !!

Me : I F ing knew it

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Hell would be much hotter than CT

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Maybe he should take it to a vote with the people that will pay for, and live with these so called oppressed people. The governor and the rich live behind their gates, no homeless encampments, protests or Muslims blocking roads at prayer time.

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Do you have a lot of Muslims

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Yes, many have been imported in the last few decades.

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Lamont should have never won being our governor. He is ruining out state and worse then Malloy

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I'm so done with the constipation state. You can keep the soon to be a third world crime ridden democrat paradise. Bidding on a house in a second amendment friendly state as we speak. Suck a fat one lame ont.

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Agree

Tiamariacat

Sure, swap out all of your tax payers for welfare

Collectors. Smart. That's why everyone is baling.

Clearing my house out now.

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To report illegal aliens contact ICE at 866 DHS-2ICE

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Brilliant idea . You can just stage them at the bottom of all the exits along RT 91 to collect tolls for pennies on the dollar . Then you dont have such a burden on the actual working class Connecticut tax payers . You idiot .

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That’s why we moved south screw ct!!!

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Why would anyone welcome people who have no respect for our laws? We should not reward them after they broke into our country. That’s like inviting someone for dinner after they broke into your house!

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How can you group all those people into one! Where are you moral values? What if you were one of the many beautiful families trying desperately to find a better, safer place for your family! How would you feel to be categorized as a person who has no respect for laws! They did not break into our country! The man who occupies our White House denied them the opportunity of finding asylum in a country known for freedom for all! What has happened to our moral responsibilities as human beings! Careful, you never know when Karma comes back at you!

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C'mon, freedom for all? My friend from Ukraine can't visit me in the USA, his VISA application got declined 3 times just because they think that he will stay here illegally. My friend has business, money and not seeking anything in the USA. He just wants to visit his friend. But no, they think he's a threat and shouldn't get a VISA.

There's no freedom for all, my friend. A lot of legal immigrants are not allowed to work and pay taxes, their friends and families can't visit them because the US government think that those poor bastards will stay. But sure, let's invite more refugees, who cares.

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We can't afford to do this. Where is the money going to come from? He won't let us use the rainy day fund to pay for the roads.. I think he shouldn't do this. Take it to the voters.

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I can to this country as an immigrant, what you are all calling refugees these days. Stop making excuses for people to bend the rules and come to America.

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Beautiful families don't break the law and enter a nation illegally. Wake up, Snowflake.

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Lamont,are you going to pay by your own pocket? Eventually, taxpayers have to pay for it. You are selling CT taxpayers

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Lamont has gone to far!! Impeach him now!!

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Why doesn’t he make Stamford a sanctuary city? Then he can explain why to his buddies.

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Who’s paying for them? The truck tolls?

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The agencies that provide support to refugees already exist in almost every state. We have long been helping refugees in this nation. The helpers are primarily nonprofit agencies that accept donations and pro bono services from other kind human beings who see their responsibility of being in society as caring for all humans especially the most vulnerable. No one is taking your wealth. No one is asking for more funding. The governor is merely confirming that CT will continue to do what it has been doing for ages. He affirmed that we will not opt out of upholding this act of humanity because only under an openly racist President has such an act of humanity been vilified as wrongdoing. I thank the governor for reminding the nation that CT is not full of self-absorbed narcissists who can only think about the suffering of others in terms of how it inconveniences them.

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You sure are showing the POTUS what a true wingnut runs this state, glad you all got suckered into the biggest game of chess. Burn in hell Lamont with the rest of the Democratic Party.

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Thats really funny you actually believe that. This state takes more of your money daily. If someone is here legally and can provide for themselves without welfare and state care than fine if not stay the hell out period we do not need you!

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That’s fine if HE is paying for it. To put more burden on people already over the edge with the current taxes and now the even more upcoming ones. We are already beyond our limit. What part do you not understand? Enough. Enough enough. You want to be a donating person and you can afford it you do it with your money. Not more taxpayer money. Too much is too much. I don’t give a how much you sugar coat it. No more !!!!!!! Do you get that ?????? No more.

This shows us to NEVER vote for any Democrats again!!!! ever. They never get enough and never stop with the spending.

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It’s time for CT to take a long hard look at accepting individuals who flee instead of staying their ground and fighting for what’s right in their home country. Just because we have a long history of helping refugees for hundreds of years does not mean it is still a good idea in our present day. Residents who feel already taxed to the max don’t take kingly to those who use resources they haven’t contributed to- but simply draw on the labors of others. I say, end this madness, we don’t have the need to take on any more folks who need a kind heart. As soon as they use whatever CT has to offer, they’ll flee us and go where there’s a better deal. If you want to open your heart- open it to CT residents who are here already. I’d be very interested to know how long it takes these refugees to become contributors to our economy- if that ever happens. Enlighten us.

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Agree!

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You are an idiot let them apply first then get a job I’m tired of paying free loaders

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You understand how a non profit works?

It’s contracted by the st of ct at HUGE overpayments And the heads of the nonprofit are friends and families of state officials.

These are 2-300k jobs all hidden in contracts to the Nonprofit which sounds so nice , it’s one of CT biggest scams

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Thank you for putting into clear, concise wording the thoughts (and feelings) I had while reading all of the negative, nescient comments about this article. It saddens me that so many seem to equate ‘refugees’ or ‘asylum-seekers’ with ‘illegal aliens ‘ when they are entirely different people!

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Connecticut needs to be able to RECALL these dirtbags.....

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How does paying to support these "refugees" strengthen our economy? Who pays for these refugees? Lamont is a fool, but those who voted for him are the bigger fools.

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You people voted for him

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What "refugees" is the Governor talking about? If we had legitimate people truly fleeing political persecution in their home country, that's one thing. Sure, let's welcome lots of people from Hong Kong who are getting beat up by CCP goons, or Iranian dissidents being murdered by the Revolutionary Guard. I'd be all for that!

But I think the Governor dissembles when he pretends to talk about "refugees" while he really means economic migrants. There are a lot of economic migrants in the world who would like to settle in the US, and it is up to Congress to enact sensible laws so that we can pick and choose those who we think are most likely to uphold our laws and to provide a benefit to us. It is supposed to be a two-way deal, Governor, they bring something (talent, energy, drive) to us besides just a hand out looking for free stuff!

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It's too bad he is not as concerned about the homeless in Connecticut.

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So true! Let’s give to more illegals and let our American families live in the street! SMDH

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