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Under Obama, They Were Check-ins. Under Trump, They Could Mean Deportation.

Matt Katz | WNYC News | March 16, 2017 | Immigration

For undocumented immigrants, policies put into place by the Trump administration mean more uncertainty and fear

Immigrant Entrepreneur Argues Trump Travel Ban Is Bad for Small Businesses

Colleen O'Dea | March 16, 2017 | Immigration
For Samia Bahsoun, the administration’s just-blocked executive order has three strikes against it: It hurts tourism, damages the economy, and makes it hard to find high-tech help
Does NJ Have a Lot to Lose if Undocumented Deported in Large Numbers?
John Reitmeyer | March 2, 2017 | Budget, Immigration
Half a million undocumented immigrants living in the Garden State contribute an estimated $587 million in taxes; aggressive deportation policy could hurt state and local budgets
U.S. Immigration Crackdown Drives NJ's Undocumented Deeper into Shadows
Colleen O'Dea | February 27, 2017 | Immigration
Advocates and immigrants urge lawmakers to make New Jersey a sanctuary state, one that will not cooperate with ICE if it makes broad sweeps of undocumented communities
LGBT Refugees and Asylees Have Their Own Trump Fears
Matt Katz | WNYC News | February 22, 2017 | Immigration
Activists are concerned that Trump's approach to immigration could be uniquely problematic for gay and transgender people seeking refuge in America
Fears Keep Immigrants from Reporting Crimes — Including Domestic Violence
WNYC News | February 22, 2017 | Immigration
A special visa program lets undocumented immigrants remain in country if they cooperate with investigators or prosecutors
The FBI Is Calling, and Syrian Refugees Are Worried
Matt Katz | WNYC News | February 16, 2017 | Immigration
Bureau's special agent in charge describes phone calls to refugees as outreach to a new community, not surveillance
Dems Want State to Pick Up Tab if NJ’s Sanctuary Cities Lose Funds Under Trump
John Reitmeyer | February 13, 2017 | Immigration
Governor says officials from communities that lose federal funding will have to explain revenue loss to local residents
New York Officials Open Doors to Refugees as New Jersey Shuts Them
Matt Katz | WNYC News | February 9, 2017 | Immigration
Unlike state and local officials in the Empire State, Gov. Christie is supporting the president's travel ban and formally ending the state refugee-resettlement program
Senate Says Schools Will Remain ‘No-Questions-Asked’ Safe Zones for All Students
John Mooney | February 7, 2017 | Education, Immigration
Upper chamber also resolves not to support Trump’s executive order on immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority countries
NJ ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Say They Won't Bow to President’s Threat to Cut Federal Aid
Hank Kalet | January 30, 2017 | Immigration
Officials says if they capitulated, immigrants would be fearful of government and that would make policing more difficult
Is ‘Brain Waste’ Costing New Jersey Billions Every Year?
Tiziana Rinaldi | January 6, 2017 | Immigration
When highly qualified newcomers work washing dishes and cleaning restrooms, everyone pays the price — immigrants, communities, and New Jersey
Paterson Welcomes Small Group Of Refugees From Syria
NJTV News Online | January 4, 2017 | Immigration
Passaic County freeholders want New Jersey to continue to provide new home
Will NJ’s Undocumented Students Be Punished for Following the Rules?
Hank Kalet | December 19, 2016 | Immigration
They signed up for a program that deferred deportation — one that President-elect Trump wants to dismantle. Will the government use their personal data to track them down?
Going After Bad Guys Remains Immigration Agency’s Priority, Official Says
NJTV News Online | December 19, 2016 | Immigration
Newark-based ICE director has no word on what Trump administration could mean for application of immigration law
Explainer: Sanctuary Cities Now and in the Trump Era
Meir Rinde | December 13, 2016 | Explainer, Immigration
Sanctuary cities limit their cooperation with immigration authorities. What are their prospects — in New Jersey and elsewhere — under a Trump administration?
Immigration Activists Urge NJ Counties Not to Cooperate With Feds
Jon Hurdle | December 12, 2016 | Immigration
They fear greater push to find and deport undocumented immigrants when Trump becomes president
Separation Anxiety: How Deportation Divides Immigrant Families
Hank Kalet | November 30, 2016 | Immigration
Unauthorized immigrants live in fear that a husband or wife will be deported and then blocked from legal reentry, even if there are children living in the United States
Why Some Asylum Seekers Find Detention — Not Freedom — in New Jersey
Caren Chesler | November 16, 2016 | Immigration
Immigrants fleeing their home countries can spend years in detention in New Jersey before their fates are decided — and then face deportation
Push to Grant Driver's License to NJ's Undocumented Residents
Chase Brush | October 14, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Supporters say the card would help thousands of undocumented to drive legally, that it would improve road safety, and stimulate the state’s economy
Children of Fear: Who Speaks for New Jersey’s Youngest Undocumented Immigrants?
Caren Chesler | July 26, 2016 | Immigration
Seeking political or religious asylum, fleeing threats of murder, physical and sexual abuse, and grinding poverty, some of the world’s children find hope and a home here
Beginning Again: Syrian Refugees Struggle to Build a New Life in New Jersey
Thomas E. Franklin | June 23, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Two families of Syrian refugees find hope and comfort in unexpected quarters: among them, two North Jersey synagogues
Prisoners of Fear: NJ’s Undocumented Immigrants
Hank Kalet | June 16, 2016 | Social, Immigration
Recent roundups and immigration police activity have locals afraid to leave their houses to shop, work, or take kids to school
Refugees Welcome in NJ, Despite Administration’s Move to Stop Them
Colleen O'Dea | May 18, 2016 | Social, Immigration
The Christie administration may be pulling out of U.S. resettlement program, but it can’t stop refugees from making a home in Garden State -- despite governor’s rhetoric
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