Advocates await action to end immigrant detentions in NJ

Sen. Loretta Weinberg is main sponsor of a bill that would prohibit any more detention deals with ICE

A key bill moving through the Legislature essentially would put an end in New Jersey to jail partnerships with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency — a bold step toward reforms advocates have been pushing for years. Four facilities in the state hold immigrant detainees and each has taken steps in recent weeks to limit contracts for current detentions.

Sen. Loretta Weinberg is the main sponsor of a bill that would prohibit any more detention deals with ICE. The bill made its way through the Senate’s Law and Public Safety committee. Could this legislation end the footprint ICE has in New Jersey?

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