#End287g Talking Points, from AFSC

*These talking points come to us from the American Friends Service Committee, now celebrating their 100th year of advocacy. Hudson County ranks highest in lodging detainer requests for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New Jersey in FY 2015 (Hudson had 321 versus 50-80 in other county jails) 287(g) allows the designated jail official to Read More …

Statement to Hudson County Freeholders, Sep. 14

Hudson Civic Action statement delivered September 14 at meeting of Hudson County Freeholders Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak today. My name is Laura Keller, I live in Weehawken, and I’m a member of the group Hudson Civic Action. I want to speak to you about 287(g) and Fair and Welcoming Community Read More …

Statement to Hudson County Freeholders

The following statement was delivered at the Hudson County Freeholders Meeting July 12: To the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Hudson County: My name is Steve Ramshur, and I live in Weehawken. I stand before you as a proud 20 year resident of Hudson County, as a person of Faith, and as the Director of Read More …

MONDAY: Demand Justice for Rolando Meza Espinosa

Join us Monday night at 6 PM to bear witness for the needless death of Rolando Meza Espinosa, who received inadequate medical care while detained at the Hudson County Correctional Facility and died in ICE custody. Address: 30-35 Hackensack Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032 Facebook Event Mistaken for another undocumented immigrant, Mr. Meza Espinosa was taken Read More …

Tom DeGise and Board of Freeholders: terminate Hudson County 287(g)

Full text of letter sent via email today: Letter to Hudson County Executive and Board of Freeholders – Community Opposition to 287(g) (PDF, 360KB) We, the undersigned organizations, call upon Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders to immediately terminate Hudson County’s 287(g) agreement with ICE. We maintain that Read More …

[ACTION] Hudson County Freeholders to meet on raising tax levy limit

There will be a “Public Hearing on Resolution to exceed the County Tax Levy limits and to establish a Cap Bank as per N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6:00 p.m.” Hudson Civic Action encourages all concerned members of the community to show up, bear witness, and offer comments. This is an excellent opportunity to Read More …