Gov. offers state resources to reunite migrant families
HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is offering state resources to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with migrant children separated from their parents.
The Democrat said Saturday the state will help find licensed care providers to house the children while they await reunification.
In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar sent Friday, Malloy pressed the federal government to move quickly to reunite families separated by President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” detention policies.
Malloy has criticized the Trump administration for their “inhumane practice” of separating children from their families, equating the policy to “government-sanctioned child abuse.”
More than 2,000 children have been affected by the policy. On Wednesday, Malloy said at least two children separated from their parents were brought or were in the process of being brought to Connecticut.