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Jul 20, 2018

Immigration Weekly Round-Up: Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalis and Landscaping Companies Hit Hard by Visa Rules

TPS Extended for Somalis in the United States

After a period of uncertainty, the Trump Administration extended Temporary Protected Status, or “TPS,” to certain Somalis living in the United States.  The extension granted them the right to live in the United States until at least March of 2020, at which point the U.S. » Read More

Jul 19, 2018

New Jersey Denied Millions in Federal Grants over “Sanctuary State” Immigration Policies, State Sues Trump Administration

On Wednesday, July 18, New Jersey sued the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over the Trump administration’s policy that attaches immigration enforcement conditions to federal public safety grants.  These conditions have already cost New Jersey taxpayers over $4 million in federal public safety grants, given several New Jersey “sanctuary state” policies. » Read More

Jul 17, 2018

ICE Targets Middlesex County, New Jersey, in “Sanctuary” County Enforcement Surge

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has announced the end of a five-day immigration enforcement operation targeted at Middlesex County, New Jersey.  The operation, led by the ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Field Office, resulted in the arrest of 37 individuals from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, and Turkey. » Read More

Jul 13, 2018

The Weekly Round-Up: Asylum Claims Based on Gang and Domestic Violence Rejected at Border and Microsoft Threatens to Move Employment Abroad

White House instructs border officers to reject all asylum claims based upon gang or domestic violence.

The Trump Administration will start instructing all officers reviewing asylum and refugee applications – including those made at the U.S./Mexico – to summarily reject any claims based upon fear of gang or domestic violence. » Read More

Jul 11, 2018

New Jersey Donor Aids Children of Immigrants Banned from the United States

Humberta and Oscar Campos entered the United States in 1989.  The couple crossed the border between Mexico and Texas.  With family in New Jersey, the couple moved to Bridgeton, a small town of just over 25,000 residents.

Things were much different in the 80s and early 90s.  » Read More

Jul 10, 2018

New Jersey Prisons Earning Tens of Millions Each Year Housing ICE Detainees

County prisons and state correctional facilities across New Jersey are earning tens of millions of dollars each year housing ICE detainees—often putting non-criminal immigrants in criminal detention without bond, trial, or criminal charge.  In today’s CityLab article, “Where Cities Help Detain Immigrants,” reporter Tanvi Misra reviewed data agreements between ICE and publicly-operated facilities to detain immigrants pending immigration court proceedings. » Read More

Jul 09, 2018

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Husband Charged by ICE and Faces Deportation to Italy

Jul 03, 2018

New Jersey’s Immigrant Population Fifth-Largest in the United States

New Jersey’s immigrant population is booming.  In a recent NJ.com article, Reporter Carla Astudillo analyzes census data from 2005 through 2016 to compare the growth of the New Jersey’s foreign-born population to its native-born.  With 242,000 new immigrants calling New Jersey home, the state’s foreign-born population increased 14.3 percent, when compared to only a .32 percent increase in the state’s native-born population. » Read More

Jun 29, 2018

The Weekly Round-Up: Immigration Legislation Fails in Congress and New York Immigration Court to Conduct Exclusively Video Hearings

Immigration Bills Fail in Congress, Leaving Future Uncertain

Despite months of negotiations and discussions on a wide variety of immigration issues, Congress was unable to pass any comprehensive immigration legislation in the past two weeks.  It is now uncertain whether any type of immigration reform will be implemented prior to the November midterm elections. » Read More

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