Connecticut governor to cops: Don't follow Trump immigration orders | 22 Feb 2017 | Connecticut's Democratic governor is telling state and local law enforcement they do not have to comply with federal requests to detain residents who are in the country illegally, a day after the Trump administration detailed plans that could lead to millions of deportations. In a memo to state law enforcement and school district officials Wednesday, Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) said Connecticut officials should not detain anyone solely on the basis of their immigration status. Federal immigration detainer requests do not constitute orders or warrants, Malloy's memo says. Law enforcement officials should not give federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers access to individuals in state or local jails, Malloy's office added.