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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
Trump Administration Deports Indonesian Christian Facing Persecution at Home
Matt Katz | WNYC News | May 19, 2017 | Immigration
An agreement reached with the Obama administration allowed a number of men to stay, as long as they checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement
A 'Dreamer' Meets the Feds, and Brings Hundreds of Her Friends
Matt Katz | WNYC News | May 10, 2017 | Immigration
Tensions are high when Carimer Andujar, an undocumented Rutgers University student, is summoned to appear at ICE offices in Newark
Defying Top Judge, County Policy, ICE Continues Arrests In Courthouses
Matt Katz | May 5, 2017 | Immigration
ICE's presence in courthouses may deter witnesses, victims, and defendants from showing up to testify — making everyone less safe
7 Ways NY and NJ Are Pushing Back Against Trump's Immigration Policies
Matt Katz | WNYC News | May 1, 2017 | Immigration
Local governments, courts, and politicians are questioning and at times refusing to cooperate with some of the presidents new immigration rules
Fears of Deportation for Rutgers ‘Dreamer’ Student
NJTV News Online | April 27, 2017 | Immigration
Supporters, on campus and off, rally in defense of young immigrant activist
ICE Arrests of Undocumented Up 20% in New Jersey Since October
NJTV News Online | April 26, 2017 | Immigration
Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Newark confirms effects of new directives from Trump administration
With a Subway Ride to the Trump Carousel, Syrian Refugees Tour New York
Matt Katz | April 21, 2017 | Immigration
Donors paid for the refugees' train fare into the city, MetroCards, and their lunch of New York pizza.
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?
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