Mayor John DeStefano’s pro-immigrant policies landed him a national TV encounter with celebrity immigrant-basher Lou Dobbs—who proceeded to lambaste him for “flouting” federal law and allegedly undermining immigration raids. Meanwhile, 15 of the immigrants arrested in a federal sweep in New Haven appeared in court seeking to have their bonds lowered—without success, for now.
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• DeStefano invited a leading anti-immigration activist onto the set of his TV show to challenge him on the city’s controversial new municipal ID plan, while mayoral challenger Jim Newton blasted the concept as a “cruel hoax” that endangers undocumented workers while giving them “false hope.” Click here and here for reports by Melissa Bailey and Paul Bass.