By The Staff
Section 287(g) of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act is unknown to your average American, but it authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deputize state and local law enforcement to aid in the enforcement of our country’s federal immigration law.
Hudson County, New Jersey announced Friday that it’s no longer participating:
Hudson County dumps 287(g) pic.twitter.com/CQ3yQO2Oie
— Caitlin Mota (@caitlin_mota) March 2, 2018
— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) March 2, 2018
It’s a move likely to be amplified in the coming weeks and months across the Garden State.
Governor Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) who took office in January is advocating turning New Jersey, one of America’s most diverse jurisdictions, into a full-fledged “Sanctuary State” like California.
Changes in New Jersey’s political leadership haven’t deterred ICE from cracking down on illegal immigration in New Jersey with or without the assistance of local officials; dozens were arrested earlier this year in Middlesex County after Middlesex County Jail (MCJ) released the confirmed or suspected criminal aliens in defiance of ICE detainers.