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NJ Fights Federal Rule that Would Deny Benefits to Some Legal Immigrants

Michael Aron | NJTV News | August 15, 2019 | Immigration

State attorney general joins lawsuit that challenges the ‘public charge’ rule, which would bar people from getting green cards if they use food stamps, Medicaid, or federal housing vouchers

Sheriffs Defend Renewed Contracts with ICE Despite AG’s Rebuke

Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | July 11, 2019 | Immigration
Cape May and Monmouth County sheriffs both renewed 287(g) contracts specifying that undocumented immigrants with criminal records be turned over to ICE
Attorney general: County sheriffs violated Immigration Directive
Julie Daurio | NJTV News | July 10, 2019 | Immigration
Monmouth and Cape May counties have until August 6 to justify their renewed cooperation with federal authorities, including ICE
Praise for Governor’s Measure to Aid Immigrants, Refugees
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | July 8, 2019 | Immigration
Office of New Americans will assist with housing, clothes, food and navigating a new culture
Immigrant Rights Groups Push Lawmakers to Deliver on Driver’s Licenses
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | June 10, 2019 | Immigration
With their patience wearing thin, activists want movement on a bill that would create a license for immigrants without legal status and other unauthorized residents
Sussex County Just Says ‘No’ to State’s ‘Sanctuary’ Directive
Briana Vannozzi | June 6, 2019 | Immigration
Freeholders draft ballot question allowing county to follow federal guidelines for undocumented immigrants rather than Garden State scheme
Mixed Reaction to Rabner’s New Rules on Immigrant Courthouse Arrests by ICE
Colleen O'Dea | May 28, 2019 | Immigration
While praising aspects of New Jersey Supreme Court chief justice’s directive, immigrants’ rights organization says it does not go far enough
Newark Is Seeing a Surge of Brazilian Asylum-Seekers
Paula Moura | WNYC News | May 14, 2019 | Immigration
Immigrants are drawn to established Brazilian communities, like Newark’s Ironbound, but many are unaware of the hardships they will face
Protestors Demand Essex County End Contract to House ICE Detainees
Colleen O'Dea | April 25, 2019 | Immigration
Financing county with ‘blood money’ is how one advocate characterizes being paid by federal agency to hold immigrants in county jail
Immigrant Detainee in Essex County Jail Says He Was X-Rayed for Contraband
WNYC News | April 18, 2019 | Immigration
After being strip-searched, Yuri McKoy was taken to University Hospital in Newark where, he said, an X-ray showed nothing
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
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