Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was one of 11 governors to sign a letter urging House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to back the swift passage of the immigration reforms approved by the Senate.

The letter was signed by governors from Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

“We all recognize that immigrants contribute a great deal to our economy and our culture,” says the letter, which Malloy’s office released Wednesday. “We should make sure they are fully integrated into the social, civic, and economic fabric of American life and have access to the same opportunities to succeed.” 

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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