United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is considering building more immigration detention centers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, even though the number of immigrant detainees has considerably decreased in these areas (primarily due to the pandemic). ICE is looking for detention sites that can house up to 900 detainees within a 60-mile radius of its New York City, Newark, or Philadelphia field offices. » Read More
A recent report analyzing “the experiences of low-wage immigrant workers and families in New Jersey during the first month of the COVID-19 crisis,” found that “immigrant communities have experienced extreme harm” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes limited access to health care services, no unemployment compensation, and pervasive employer conduct—all of which have led to increased anxiety, insecurity, and COVID-19 infection spread in immigrant communities. » Read More
Officials in New Jersey, like the rest of the country, are urging people with symptoms of COVID-19 to get tested. 500,000 unauthorized immigrants in New Jersey are at a crossroads, as many do not have health insurance. However, many immigrant advocates say there are options for undocumented immigrants who need COVID-19 testing. » Read More
Faced with the quick community spread of COVID-19, federal officials have extended state REAL ID compliance deadlines for one year to prevent overcrowding in state motor vehicle offices across the United States who are already struggling to meet the quickly approaching October 1, 2020, deadline. » Read More
On January 21, 2020, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation allowing children of H-1B visa workers to qualify for in-state tuition, subject to certain conditions.
“New Jerseyans deserve equal access to higher education, and today we are taking another step toward making that possible,” said Gov.
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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed a law on December 19, 2019, that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.
The legislation is to take effect starting January 1, 2021. The law creates two classes of licenses – one is the standard driver’s license and the second is the REAL ID, which can be used for federal security authentication. » Read More
New Jersey has become the fourteenth state to pass legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to get their driver’s license. » Read More
With the Trump Administration’s increase in employer immigration enforcement, businesses of all sizes and in all types of industries must be prepared.
Ensuring a compliant Form I-9 processing system demands that all employers stay current on the changing Form I-9 regulations and increased enforcement. » Read More