I am writing to you and the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation to request your support for the bipartisan Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act which was reintroduced in the Senate yesterday, with companion legislation expected in the House. As you know, Connecticut believes in accessible and affordable public higher education for all of our citizens, including those who are undocumented.
And that is my biggest fear: that America will follow the EU’s path in resolving immigration policies. America’s politicians need to stop their never-ending bickering and agree on a manageable, reasonable, unemotional solution to the migrant crisis based on the rule of law.
I reject Dale Dauphinais’ anti-refugee alarmism. If sometimes hard to quantify, the benefits the U.S. and Connecticut derive from accepting a moderate number of refugees exceed the costs.
Consider, on the same day: I read that my U.S Senator, Richard Blumenthal, is proposing to expedite the processing of Middle East refugees into Connecticut; and, that our government, in fact, no one, has any ability to check the status of any of the mostly Muslim “refugee.”