Yesterday, the Freeholders of Hudson County, New Jersey, approved a resolution that renews a contract with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to house immigrant detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, New Jersey. The contract was extended for 2 years until December 31, 2020, with an option for County Freeholders to further extend the immigration detention agreement with ICE beyond 2020. » Read More
County prisons and state correctional facilities across New Jersey are earning tens of millions of dollars each year housing ICE detainees—often putting non-criminal immigrants in criminal detention without bond, trial, or criminal charge. In today’s CityLab article, “Where Cities Help Detain Immigrants,” reporter Tanvi Misra reviewed data agreements between ICE and publicly-operated facilities to detain immigrants pending immigration court proceedings. » Read More
Hundreds of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents converged on 13 counties throughout New Jersey on Monday, in the largest immigration enforcement action in the state’s history. Nearly 100 immigrants were arrested in raids conducted in Atlantic, Bergan, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Passaic, Union, and Warren counties. » Read More
I just got off the phone with a deportation client. Of course, I can’t reveal lots of details about his deportation case. In any event, he is being detained under the ridiculous INA mandatory detention statute.
This client was charged with a crime in late-2000 and is a Permanent Resident. » Read More