A roundtable discussion at Danbury Library has been held by Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy about what they call the humanitarian crisis at the border. Blumenthal was asked about Connecticut's rejection of the Southbury Training School as a place to house 2,000 migrant children.
The roundtable participants included immigration activists, student leaders, and religious leaders.
Blumenthal says the children face enormous danger as they flee trafficking, rape, and psychological abuse in their home countries. He says many of the children have family members here and should be placed with those relatives instead of massive institutions.