A police car with the decal “ICE” across its doors has been patrolling the streets of Princeton, New Jersey. Confusion and concern took over the small Mercer County, New Jersey immigrant community. Why? “ICE” is an acronym for Immigration & Customs Enforcement—the federal agency that enforces immigration law, including executing deportation orders, conducting worksite investigations, and more. » Read More
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
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
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
In a split decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Trump Administration Travel Ban. Stay tuned to The NMM Immigration Blog to learn more about the Supreme Court’s decision and its implications on immigration policies for years to come.
ICE Arrests More Than 100 During Company Raid in Ohio
This week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Officers raided Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in Castalia, Ohio, arresting over 100 company employees who are alleged to be in the United States without documentation. » Read More
Congressional Republicans broke for the Memorial Day recess amid a heated debate within the party about whether to provide a pathway to citizenship for many immigrants who benefit from DACA, a program that shields from deportation approximately 800,000 people who entered the United States as children. » Read More
The Department of Justice, Reversing Course, Allows a Legal Funding Program for Poor Immigrants to Continue
Earlier this week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions informed the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce that he would continue funding for the Legal Orientation Program, which provides legal support for immigrants facing deportation, as the Justice Department continued with a review of the program. » Read More
On Tuesday, a Washington, D.C., federal court ruled that the Trump administration failed to adequately explain its September 2017 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, known as “DACA,” and ordered that the government begin accepting new DACA applications. » Read More
In more than 75% of counties in the United States, the number of immigrants moving into a particular county exceeded those who were moving out. And, four of the top 10 counties with the highest rate of immigrant population growth were in New York and New Jersey. » Read More