3.06.2007

Immigrants: New Haven Embraces; Suffolk County Condemns

While Steve Levy is leading the effort to crack down on immigrant workers in Suffolk County, across the Sound in New Haven, Connecticut, Mayor John Distefano seeks to create a safe haven for immigrants. Democrats both...but Distefano and Levy couldn't be more different.

Levy seeks to rid the county of undocumented immigrant workers, which he believes adds to the cost of government and destroy the quality of life. Distefano sees immigrants as hardworking neighbors that should be embraced.

Each is doing what he believes is best for the community. However, one is right and one is dead wrong.

Read Jennifer Medina's New Haven Welcomes a Booming Population of Immigrants, Legal or Not (NYTimes, March5, 2007).