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 »
“Our Board prides itself on making well informed decisions on behalf of our residents and wants further information before acting on this matter,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It is also important to note that my fellow Freeholders and I are not categorizing the documented, lawful group of citizens with illegal immigrants.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Sanctuary State, Tom Arnone | 9 Comments »
Democrat Freeholder Candidates Declare Their Support of Immigrants, Regardless of Legal Status
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders tabled a resolution opposing New Jersey’s Sanctuary State status during their regular meeting yesterday in response to publicly expressed opposition from Democrat politicians and their supporters and an impassioned statement by Yeimi Hernandez on behalf of the Latino Coalition of New Jersey.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, InsiderNJ, Jim Keady, Liz deBeer, Monmouth County News, Sanctuary State | 3 Comments »
A resolution opposing New Jersey’s designation as a Sanctuary State is on the Agenda of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 26, 2019 regular meeting.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, Freeholder Sue Kiley, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Sanctuary State | 6 Comments »
The Committee passed resolution 19-129 on Monday night. The resolution declares that sanctuary policies are “harmful to the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the Township of Middletown for numerous reasons, including but not limited to undermining law enforcement, encouraging violations of federal immigration law, and jeopardizing receipt of meaningful federal funding.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Middeltown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Sanctuary State | 11 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 »