Joined by members of the immigrant rights group Make the Road CT Mayor Joe Ganim on Tuesday signed an executive order in support of the Connecticut Trust Act that limits state and local enforcement cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency seeking to detain and deport undocumented immigrants.
In the video above members of Make the Road CT shared personal stories about harsh immigration policies under the Trump administration.
Among the provisions of the Trust Act passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont effective October 1:
— prohibits law enforcement from detaining someone solely on the basis of a civil immigration detainer unless the person is guilty of the most serious felonies, is on the terrorist watch list, or a judicial warrant has been issued;
— limits law enforcement sharing with ICE; and
— requires law enforcement to inform an individual when ICE has requested their detention.