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The Asylum Paradox

Matt Katz|WNYC | April 24, 2018 | Immigration

Once they've been granted asylum, immigrants often have nowhere to go, and may spend the night in homeless shelters or on the streets

ICE Moves to Deport Egyptian Dissident Who Says He Faces Hanging Back Home

Matt Katz | WNYC News | April 16, 2018 | Immigration
Ahmed Abdelbasit, who teaches physics in an Islamic school, applied for asylum but was picked up by ICE because he was not a legal resident
Whether Undocumented Students Get State Financial Aid Now Down to Murphy
Colleen O'Dea | April 16, 2018 | Immigration
Immigrants, advocacy groups look to Democratic governor to sign off on financial aid program that would help New Jersey’s undocumented students attend college
NYPD Pays $1 Million, Vows Surveillance Reforms After Settling with NJ Muslims
Matt Katz | WNYC News | April 6, 2018 | Immigration
As part of settlement, NYPD confirmed that it dismantled the Demographics Unit that surveilled Muslims
With Yellow Vests and 'ICE-Sniffing Dog,' Activists Watch for Immigration
Matt Katz | WNYC News | April 2, 2018 | Immigration
Volunteers patrol each day municipal court is in session, ready to take pictures and video on their phones if any arrests are made
Census Citizenship Question to Push NJ’s Undocumented into Shadows?
Colleen O'Dea | March 28, 2018 | Immigration
New Jersey will join multistate lawsuit against federal government to prevent question from being included on next decennial census
DACA Deadline Today, but 'Dreamers' Already Here Can Stay - for Now
Colleen O'Dea | March 5, 2018 | Immigration
Six rallies planned statewide to call for pathway to permanency for undocumented Dreamers
ICE Gets Cold Shoulder From Rutgers, Backs Out of Career Fair
Matt Katz | February 22, 2018 | Immigration
University makes it clear that it supports undocumented students, and provides access to immigration lawyers
When a Deputy Mayor Compares Undocumented Immigrants to Raccoons
Matt Katz | February 14, 2018 | Immigration
Racist quote on Facebook leads to town official's resignation
NJ's Status as 'Welcoming' State Could Cost It $4 Million in Fed Funding
Colleen O'Dea | February 8, 2018 | Immigration
New Jersey joins multistate lawsuit fighting federal decision to make law enforcement funding contingent on immigration enforcement
New Jersey's Indonesian Christians Avoid Deportation — For Now
Matt Katz | February 7, 2018 | Immigration
Indonesian immigrant families are back home, after spending time in sanctuary at their church
ICE Renews Apparent Crackdown on Indonesian Christians in NJ
Matt Katz | January 26, 2018 | Immigration
Federal agents arrest at least two men in morning, force another — a well-known community leader — to return to sanctuary at his church
NJ Joins Multistate Suit to Stop Trump Administration from Deporting ‘Dreamers’
Colleen O'Dea | January 25, 2018 | Politics, Immigration
Murphy also creates agency unofficially known as Office of Immigrant Protection and Defense
Unsettled: A Story from the Global Refugee Crisis
Matt Katz | January 22, 2018 | Immigration
Changes in U.S. immigration policy are keeping married Congolese couple apart
No Direction Home: NJ’s Dreamers Have Few Legal Options if DACA Dies
Colleen O'Dea | January 19, 2018 | Politics, Immigration
More than 22,000 Dreamers brought to this country as youths face a future with ‘no road to citizenship’
ICE Arrests in NJ Courthouses Surging, Lawyers Say
Matt Katz | December 12, 2017 | Immigration
Some undocumented immigrants are afraid to go to court, even to pursue orders of protection against abusive spouses, worried that ICE agents will be waiting for them there
Play or Pay: Feds Threaten to Cut Law Enforcement Grants to Sanctuary Cities
Colleen O'Dea | November 21, 2017 | Immigration
The U.S. DOJ has sent letters to Newark and Middlesex County — along with cities nationwide — warning that not working with immigration authorities could mean loss of funding
Desperate to Stay in U.S., 'Dreamers' Declare Hunger Strike
Matt Katz | November 21, 2017 | Immigration
Undocumented young people will visit offices of congressional Republicans in New Jersey, foregoing food until Thanksgiving dinner
Defining the American Dream: Success, Pride, and Dignity
Rong Xiaoqing | Sing Tao Daily | October 13, 2017 | Immigration
Tommy Xie has built a successful business and is raising a happy family. Now he wants to help other Chinese immigrants do the same
Many Immigrants with No Criminal Records Being Arrested in NJ
WNYC News | October 3, 2017 | Immigration
ICE is supposed to be focused on removing immigrants convicted of crimes, but that does not seem to be the case in New Jersey
New Jersey’s ‘Dreamers’ Speak Out on Trump’s Plan to Dump DACA
John Reitmeyer | September 6, 2017 | Politics, Immigration
Undocumented immigrants who have called Garden State home their entire lives now threatened with being sent back to their ‘native’ countries
Immigration Crackdown Reaches Deep into New Jersey Communities
Colleen O'Dea | August 18, 2017 | Immigration
New data reveals that more than 90 percent of the state’s municipalities have cases pending in immigration court, the fifth-largest caseload in the country
Immigrant, Muslim and Voting Republican in New Jersey
Orhan Akkurt | Zaman Amerika | August 18, 2017 | Immigration
A Democratic supporter for the past two presidential elections, Levent Koch believes gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno can clean up corruption
‘I Can’t Vote, But My Daughter Can’ — Immigrant Family Has Political Goals
Kleibeel Marcano | Reporte Hispano | August 17, 2017 | Immigration
An undocumented immigrant, Rossana Madiera can still make her voice heard on Election Day
Renewed Calls for Monitor After 2 Deaths at Hudson County Jail
Hank Kalet | August 15, 2017 | Immigration
Advocates claim inadequate medical care led to death of Rolando Espinoza, an immigrant detainee
Afghan Who Helped U.S. Troops is Now Detained in New Jersey
Matt Katz | WNYC News | August 10, 2017 | Immigration
Detainee says, 'I want the world to know I am here for education, and I’m here to work.'
Death of Undocumented Man Detained in New Jersey Raises Questions, Alarms
WNYC News | June 29, 2017 | Immigration
ICE says Rolando Meza Espinoza died because of existing medical condition, his family says he was denied proper medication
NJ’s Patchwork of Immigration Policies Works Against Undocumented
Hank Kalet | June 26, 2017 | Immigration
When an undocumented resident is arrested, whether they’re issued a summons or taken to county jail while ICE is contacted is a matter of jurisdiction
Claims that ICE Arrests of the Undocumented On the Rise at NJ Courthouses
NJTV News Online | June 6, 2017 | Immigration
Advocates say precise numbers hard to come by, but attorneys give lawmakers details of clients swept up by immigration agents
Trump's Justice Dept. Probes Possible Discrimination Against Muslims
Matt Katz | WNYC | May 31, 2017 | Immigration
The town of Bayonne rejected a proposal to convert a warehouse into a mosque, citing concerns about parking and buffer zones to adjacent properties
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