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Town Hall Meeting: Immigration
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01/11/2008
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New Haven Citizens Weigh-In on the Issue of Immigration

 


On December 6th, 2007, the Wilson Branch Public Library in New Haven was the site of a town hall meeting on Immigration. WNPR’s Lucy Nalpathanchil moderated the forum, which featured some of the major players in the immigration debate in Connecticut, including Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who has been who has been an outspoken critic of the lack of federal enforcement of immigration policies, and New Haven Alderman Yusef Shah, who voted in favor of the controversial Elm city resident card, which put ID cards in the hands of illegal immigrants, allowing them access to municipal services and the ability to open a bank account.

The forum was part of a wider national project on civic engagement called BY THE PEOPLE sponsored by Mac-Neil/Lehrer Productions and PBS stations around the country, including CPTV, and was a follow-up to the October 20th By The People’s Deliberation day at Gateway Community College.


 
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