#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

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 …

NJ Senate Bill S3007 needs your help!

I took a democracy field trip yesterday, traveling to Trenton to observe the NJ Senate Judiciary committee hearing on Marijuana legalisation via S3195, sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari, as well as to witness the passage (hopefully) of S3007, sponsored by Senator Brian Stack, which “Establishes program to reimburse local governments for federal grant funds lost Read More …

Weehawken to review “Fair and Welcoming” Resolution

At the June 14 Weehawken Town Council meeting, Mayor Richard Turner agreed to review the model resolution for Fair and Welcoming Communities, drafted by the NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice, rather than pass a toothless resolution that would provide no direction to local law enforcement, nor any new immigration-related policy in Weehawken. Hudson County View Read More …

Faith in New Jersey presents “Sanctuary Congregation” training

On June 8, First Congregational Church of Montclair hosted Faith in New Jersey for a training in what it means to be a “Sanctuary” congregation.  If you are a person of faith whose congregation is wrestling with how to address the current climate of detainment and deportation, the presentation below is empowering and informative. Sanctuary Read More …

ICE Raids: What is Happening How to Respond

From the National Immigration Law Center: The National Immigration Law Center hosted a webinar on  “ICE Raids: What is Happening & How to Respond” on Feb. 13, 2017. Below are links to the recording of the webinar and a PDF copy of the slideshow: View the webinar recording Download the slides    

Legal Aid Society Hotline to Assist Immigrant Communities Impacted by Recent ICE Raids

Reposted from http://www.legal-aid.org/en/mediaandpublicinformation/inthenews/lasunveilshotlinetoassistimmigrantcommunities.aspx The Legal Aid Society unveiled a hotline this morning following confirmed reports yesterday of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids throughout the city. The hotline went live at 8 a.m. Sunday and Legal Aid attorneys are now reachable in various languages to assist families who have an immediate ICE detention case, questions about Read More …