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Local Law Enforcement to Get New Guidance on ICE Detainer Requests

Colleen O'Dea | November 14, 2018 | Immigration

Amid steep increase in detentions of undocumented immigrants, advocates say NJ’s existing protocol is inadequate in Trump era of heightened enforcement efforts

Refugee Admissions from Muslim Nations Decline, Russian Numbers Rise

WNYC News Online | October 2, 2018 | Immigration
Refugees arriving in New Jersey and New York from places like Iraq and Syria are way down, reflecting Trump administration’s clampdown
Death of Child after She Was Detained by ICE Sparks NJ Protest
NJTV News | September 10, 2018 | Immigration
Guatemalan girl was put on plane in Texas and sent to New Jersey even though she was sick. She died shortly after arriving in Garden State
Is It Time for New Jersey to License Undocumented Drivers?
Carly Sitrin | September 7, 2018 | Immigration
Advocates and some legislators say it’s more than time. Besides, given NJ’s car culture, a fair number of undocumented residents are already behind the wheel — illegally
Gov. Murphy Pledged, But Hasn't Delivered, Funds for Immigrants
Matt Katz, WNYC News | September 5, 2018 | Immigration
NJ's chief executive allocated $2.1 million for legal aid for immigrants in the budget approved in July
Three Friends and the Rise of Sikh Political Power
WNYC News | August 15, 2018 | Immigration
From a tent pitched on a patch of dirt in Bergen County to a beautiful temple in Glen Rock, Sikhs are coming into their own
Immigrant Advocates Tell Pols, Don’t Ignore Detainees in County Jails
NJTV News | August 14, 2018 | Immigration
Elizabeth Detention Center gets the most press, but the majority of undocumented immigrants rounded up by the Trump administration are in county facilities
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
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