HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s administration has denied a federal request to temporarily house immigrant children from Central America at a mostly vacant facility for developmentally disabled adults in Southbury.
The New England office of the U.S. General Services Administration inquired earlier this month about leasing space at the Southbury Training School for between six months and a year.
The training school is the only large residential facility of its kind in Connecticut. But the Malloy administration has said no to the presidential request after concerns were raised about the impact on the developmentally disabled children and young adults already living on the grounds, WCBS 880’s Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.