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Essex Jail Lockdown Keeps ICE Detainees in Cells for Days

WNYC News | February 22, 2019 | Immigration

Immigrants are increasingly held in county jails as they await civil hearings on orders of deportation

‘Unsanitary and Unsafe Conditions’ for ICE Detainees at NJ Facility

WNYC News | February 19, 2019 | Immigration
The Essex County Correctional Facility is the largest detention center for immigrants in the region
ICE Official Addresses Recent Enforcement, Removal Operations in NJ
NJTV News Online | December 17, 2018 | Immigration
He says recent arrests have nothing to do with Attorney General’s directive scaling back law enforcement’s cooperation with the agency
This New Jersey Immigrant's Struggle to Attend College
WNYC News | December 11, 2018 | Immigration
Last May, New Jersey gave undocumented immigrants access to state financial aid for college. Although some like Gloria Rodriguez are benefiting, the law has had a bumpy roll-out
Campaign Ramps Up to Let Undocumented Immigrants Drive Legally in NJ
Hank Kalet | December 4, 2018 | Immigration
With a supportive governor in office, new focus on legislation that went nowhere for years. No Republican enthusiasm evident
Judge Rules DOJ Can’t Force Local Law Enforcement to Help ICE
Colleen O'Dea | December 3, 2018 | Immigration
Decision clears way for New Jersey to receive blocked funds. NJ had joined lawsuit saying that conditions sought by Department of Justice were unconstitutional
Grewal Announces New Rules for How NJ Law Enforcement Will Deal with ICE
Colleen O'Dea | November 30, 2018 | Immigration
Attorney General limits cooperation with federal efforts to detain, deport undocumented residents
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
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