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Aug 14, 2018

Princeton, New Jersey, Police Patrol Car Causes Immigration Confusion and Concern: Was it ICE?

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

Jul 27, 2018

The Weekly Round-Up: New Jersey Schools Sued over Immigration Enrollment Policies and Worksite Enforcement, Plus Raids up over 400%

ACLU Sues New Jersey Schools to Change Policies Related to Immigrant Students

On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed multiple lawsuits against school districts throughout the state of New Jersey, alleging that the schools were requiring parents to provide proof of immigration status in the United States or a valid Social Security number, violating state law. » Read More

Jul 19, 2018

New Jersey Denied Millions in Federal Grants over “Sanctuary State” Immigration Policies, State Sues Trump Administration

On Wednesday, July 18, New Jersey sued the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over the Trump administration’s policy that attaches immigration enforcement conditions to federal public safety grants.  These conditions have already cost New Jersey taxpayers over $4 million in federal public safety grants, given several New Jersey “sanctuary state” policies. » Read More

Jul 18, 2018

Risking a $27 Million Loss in Revenue, Hudson County, New Jersey, Votes to Extend Agreement to House Immigrant Detainees

New Jersey’s Hudson County has agreed to maintain an immigrant detention facility for years to come.  Last Thursday, the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved the extension of an Intergovernmental Service Agreement (IGSA) with US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE),  continuing to allow the housing of immigrant detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny, New Jersey. » Read More

Jul 17, 2018

ICE Targets Middlesex County, New Jersey, in “Sanctuary” County Enforcement Surge

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

Jul 11, 2018

New Jersey Donor Aids Children of Immigrants Banned from the United States

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

Jul 10, 2018

New Jersey Prisons Earning Tens of Millions Each Year Housing ICE Detainees

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

Jul 09, 2018

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Husband Charged by ICE and Faces Deportation to Italy

Jul 03, 2018

New Jersey’s Immigrant Population Fifth-Largest in the United States

New Jersey’s immigrant population is booming.  In a recent NJ.com article, Reporter Carla Astudillo analyzes census data from 2005 through 2016 to compare the growth of the New Jersey’s foreign-born population to its native-born.  With 242,000 new immigrants calling New Jersey home, the state’s foreign-born population increased 14.3 percent, when compared to only a .32 percent increase in the state’s native-born population. » Read More

Jun 13, 2018

BREAKING: Immigration Agents Conduct Raids Across New Jersey. Many Arrested.

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

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