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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
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
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