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
In July, the Norris McLaughlin Immigration Blog reported that Teresa Giudice, best known for starring in The Real Housewives of New Jersey, would soon become a “Real Housewife of Italy.” Well, Teresa may stay in New Jersey, but her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice, will be traveling by “ICE Air” on a permanent trip to Italy. » Read More
Contractors throughout the country press for immigration reform following a reduction in the workforce.
This week, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA), a trade association for American contractors, urged the government to pass comprehensive immigration reform that meets the needs of U.S. » Read More
A police car with the decal “ICE” across its doors has been patrolling the streets of Princeton, New Jersey. Confusion and concern took over the small Mercer County, New Jersey immigrant community. Why? “ICE” is an acronym for Immigration & Customs Enforcement—the federal agency that enforces immigration law, including executing deportation orders, conducting worksite investigations, and more. » Read More
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced the end of a five-day immigration enforcement operation targeted at Middlesex County, New Jersey. The operation, led by the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Field Office, resulted in the arrest of 37 individuals from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and Turkey. » Read More
Humberta and Oscar Campos entered the United States in 1989. The couple crossed the border between Mexico and Texas. With family in New Jersey, the couple moved to Bridgeton, a small town of just over 25,000 residents.
Things were much different in the 80s and early 90s. » 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