Hartford

Malloy Says 'Sanctuary Cities' Is Not A Helpful Term

Nov 22, 2016
Stephan Savoia / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy told a group of refugees, Jewish and Muslim community leaders and elected officials on Tuesday that places that don’t use local police to enforce federal immigration laws should not be called “sanctuary cities” and that there is no such thing as a sanctuary city in legal terms.

Cassandra Basler

President-elect Donald Trump said he may pull funding from cities that don’t comply with federal immigration law, but mayors of New Haven and Hartford say they will remain ‘sanctuary cities’ for people without immigration documentation. WSHU’s Cassandra Basler reports on what makes a place a so-called ‘sanctuary city.’

Stephen Dunn / AP

On Wednesday former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez had his 2010 corruption conviction formally thrown out in court. Perez, a Democrat, was mayor from 2001 to 2010. He had been found guilty of accepting a contractor's bribe of home improvements and trying to extort $100,000 from a developer.

Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Black Lives Matter activists protested outside City Hall and blocked streets in Hartford, Connecticut, on Monday. It was in response to a police dash cam video released last week that depicts a case of possible excessive use of force.

Courtesy of Minor League Baseball

The owner of Hartford’s minor league baseball team, the Yard Goats, is threatening to move the team next year if the city doesn’t complete construction of a new stadium.

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