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(Updated 8:39 p.m.) It’s official: New Haven won’t have to release the names of recipients of its immigrant- friendly ID cards, thanks to a ruling late Wednesday afternoon by the state Freedom of Information Commission.

The FOIC voted 3-1 at its Hartford headquarters to uphold a June 25 proposed decision by one of its members. That decision denied a request by opponents of the city’s immigration policies to release the 5,000-plus names. Opponents said they wanted to turn the names over to federal immigration authorities to try to sink the city’s immigrant-friendly policies.

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