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NJ Joins Suit Demanding Trump DOJ Distribute Millions in Policing Funds

Colleen O'Dea | July 19, 2018 | Immigration

Six states refuse to be strong-armed into enforcing Trump immigration laws in order to receive federal funding for police initiatives

NJ Joins Legal Battle Over Trump’s ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Immigration Policy

Colleen O'Dea | June 27, 2018 | Immigration
Attorney general signs on to multistate lawsuit alleging administration’s actions at Southwestern borders are unconstitutional
In New Jersey, A Crisis of Legal Help for Unaccompanied Minors
WNYC News | June 25, 2018 | Immigration
When immigrant families are split up at the border, their children are often sent as far away as New Jersey
NJ Stands with Children, Protests Splitting Up Immigrant Families at Border
Colleen O'Dea | June 20, 2018 | Immigration
Murphy signs EO to stop state funds from being used for forced separations, commits $2.1 million to legal help for indigent immigrants
Pallone Recounts Difficult Visit to Immigrants in Elizabeth Detention Center
NJTV News | June 20, 2018 | Immigration
Congressman believes opposition to Trump policy of separating children from parents is ‘building to a crescendo’
Caught in Trump Immigration Squeeze, NJ Family Has Mother's Day Without Mom
Matt Katz | WNYC News | May 14, 2018 | Immigration
President's crackdown on legal immigration has marooned one woman in El Salvador, unable to see her children this Mother's Day
Governor Signs Bill that Allows Undocumented Students to Get Financial Aid
NJTV News | May 10, 2018 | Immigration
New Jersey is now the ninth state to enable students who are unauthorized immigrants to tap into funding programs
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
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
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
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
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