HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several years after adopting ground rules for when police are allowed to detain immigrants on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the state of Connecticut is further limiting local law enforcement’s cooperation with the federal agency through new legislation.
The measures, recently passed by the state legislature, will reduce the number of instances in which local law enforcement can detain an immigrant without a warrant. Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, has said he will sign the bills into law.
State Rep. Steve Stafstrom, a Bridgeport Democrat, sponsored the legislation. He said it will give Connecticut one of the more restrictive policies on when local and state law enforcement will cooperate with ICE.
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