Governor Phil Murphy issued the following statement on Thursday evening:Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Gov Phil Murphy, ICE, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration Customs Enforecment, New Jersey, Sanctuary State, Trump Administration | 4 Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden took a respectful tone in his response to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office strongly worded rebuke of his extending the County’s 287 (g) agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).
In a letter dated July 9 to Veronica Allende, Director of the Division of Criminal Justice in the AG’s Office, Golden promised to provide the information demanded in Allende’s letter of July 8 and enlisted the support of ICE to also provide information to the Attorney General’s Office.
Golden touted the success of Monmouth County’s 287 (g) agreement with ICE, which he said has been in place since 2010 and is only instituted at the jail:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, ICE, Sanctuary State, Sheriff Shaun Golden, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Veronica Allende | 2 Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden quietly extended the County’s 287 (g) agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on March 8, 2019, apparently in defiance of the Murphy Administration’s Sanctuary State Policies as implemented by State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s Immigration Trust Directive.
Golden’s agreement with ICE, and that of Cape May County Sheriff Robert A. Nolan, were reported last night by NJ.com.
287 (g) agreements empower local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws and to cooperate with ICE officers. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 9th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Immigration, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: 287(g), Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, ICE, Immigration Customs Enforecment, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden | 9 Comments »
The Murphy Administration’s directive that New Jersey Police and Corrections Officers thwart and/or refuse to cooperate with the enforcement of federal immigration laws took effect today, according to a NJ.com report.
Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the sanctuary policies in November:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Gov Phil Murphy, ICE, Immigration, Immigration Customs Enforecment, New Jersey, Sanctuary State | 24 Comments »
The Middlesex County Department of Corrections released Luis Rodrigo Perez from custody last February, in defiance of an Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) detainer issued by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in December.
Perez, 23, shot and killed three people in Springfield, Missouri last week, according to Missouri law enforcement authorities.
“Yet again, an ICE detainer was ignored and a dangerous criminal alien was released to the streets and is now charged with killing three people,” said ICE Acting Executive Associate Director Corey Price. “Had ICE’s detainer request in December 2017 been honored by Middlesex County Jail, Luis Rodrigo Perez would have been placed in deportation proceedings and likely sent home to his country – and three innocent people might be alive today. It is past time that localities realize the perils of dangerous sanctuary policies and resume their primary goal of protecting their residents.”
Perez was being held in the Middlesex County Jain on domestic violence charges. Unnamed Middlesex County officials are quoted by NJ.com blaming ICE for Perez’s release, explaining that their policy is not to hold illegals who haven’t killed or maimed anyone yet.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: ICE, Immigration Customs Enforecment, Luis Rodrigo Perez, Middlesex County Jail, New Jersey, Sabrina Starr, Sanctuary cities, Sanctuary State, Springfield Missouri | 14 Comments »
Dozens of people–many from Mexico and Central America–were arrested in New Jersey by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, in a five-day operation that officials on Tuesday said was targeted at “criminal aliens” and those charged with immigration violations. ICE said most of those arrested, who ranged in age 20 to 71 years old, had… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: December 12th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey | Tags: ICE, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration Customs Enforecment, New Jersey | Comments Off on N.J. immigration sweep by ICE leads to 101 arrests across the state
TRENTON — The chief justice of New Jersey’s Supreme Court is calling on federal immigration officials to stop arresting unauthorized immigrants at state courthouses, warning the practice could undermine New Jersey’s justice system. In a letter to federal Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner raised concerns over two recent arrests by Immigration Customs… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 20th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, NJ Courts | Tags: Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, ICE, New Jersey, news, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement | 3 Comments »
NEWARK–As the Trump administration expands its aggressive enforcement efforts against those who may have entered this country illegally, John Tsoukaris is responsible for implementing the president’s new policies in New Jersey. Tsoukaris, the Newark Field Office Director for Enforcement and Removal Operations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said the administration’s executive order that… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 17th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey, News | Tags: ICE, John Tsoukaris, New Jersey, Trump Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement | Comments Off on Head of ICE in N.J.: Rules of engagement have changed
Newark– A federal grand jury indicted a former ICE deportation officer today for accepting cash and sexual favors from undocumented immigrants in exchange for employment authorization documents, commonly called green cards, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.
Seven of the eight immigrants involved in the scheme resided in Monmouth County; three lived in Red Bank, two lived in Tinton Falls, one lived in Red Bank and Ocean Township, and one resided in Long Branch. The eighth undocumented immigrant resided in North Plainfield.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Arnaldo Echevarria, ICE, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration Customs Enforecment, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Tinton Falls, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, undocumented immigrants | Comments Off on Feds: ICE Agent Traded Green Cards For Cash And Sex