Newark, NJ- According to a May 12th report from Reuters, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning another a round of deportation raids targeting immigrants from Guatemala and other Central American countries. That means some New Jersey immigrants could be in danger of being detained and deported from the U.S. if the state is included in the latest round of deportation raids.
Department of Homeland Security to Focus on Border Security and Removals
Newark, NJ- This week, in a press release issued on Monday, January 4, 2016, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson outlined some of his agency’s and ICE’s immigration enforcement priorities for the upcoming year. He also reinforced the removal priorities of his agency in accordance with President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last year.
Hudson County Partners with ICE to Enforce Immigration
Hudson County, NJ- Enforcing the U.S. immigration laws can be a mammoth task, so Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) relies on help from local law enforcement agencies for help. In 2009, the Hudson County Department of Corrections entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with ICE to honor immigration detainers and identify non-citizens who are subject to removal from the United States. I believe it is important to explain what this partnership entails and how it could impact New Jersey’s and Hudson County’s large immigrant community.