With the U.S. immigration debate nearing a critical moment, Connecticut’s delegation in Washington, D.C. stood behind President Obama, urging him to boldly and swiftly use his executive powers to reduce the the fear of sudden deportation that keeps millions of undocumented immigrants, mostly Latinos, in the shadows.
“We cannot leave these families in limbo any longer,” said Rep. John Larson (D-1), whose district includes Hartford and its large Hispanic community.
At the same time, the state’s U.S. senators and members of the House, who like the president are Democrats, agreed that the ultimate solution to the immigration problem has to come from Congress where the House’s Republican leaders have said nothing will happen this year.
Rep. Rosa Delauro (D-3) said Wednesday that presidential action “is not a substitute for congressional action.”
The president is scheduled on Thursday evening to announce an executive order to expand temporary protections …