1. New Jersey Township Authorizes Investigation into and Lawsuit Against Murphy "Sanctuary State" Directive

    Last night, the Old Bridge Township Council adopted legislation authorizing the township’s attorney to investigate and take legal action against New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration challenging the “Immigrant Rights Directive” that limits police cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and essentially deems New Jersey a sanctuary state. The Council Resolution states that Gov. Murphy and the New Jersey Assembly have enacted regulations and statutes READ MORE READ MORE

  2. ICE Arrests 680 in Massive Worksite Immigration Operation

    In a massive worksite immigration operation early Wednesday, over 600 federal immigration agents converged on seven Mississippi food manufacturing and processing facilities to serve search warrants as part of an ongoing worksite criminal investigation. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), federal agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized dozens of boxes of business records and arrested 680 individuals who READ MORE READ MORE

  3. NJ Foresees 1000% Increase in Worksite Immigration Inspection

    Apparently, in response to New Jersey’s sanctuary state policies, the Department of Homeland Security (the Department) has increased the number of worksite investigations and inspections. While the Department has not released inspection numbers since December of 2018, reports from those participating in immigration compliance, human resource departments, and other industry leaders indicate that New Jersey could see a nearly 1000% increase in the number of Notices of READ MORE READ MORE

  4. EOIR (Removal and Deportation) and Immigration Courts: CRIMigration FAQs

    I recently presented “EOIR (Removal and Deportation) and Immigration Courts” for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) seminar, “2019 U.S. Immigration Law: Basics & Beyond” hosted by the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) Immigration Law Section, Labor & Employment Law Section, and International Law and Organizations Special Committee. My presentation addressed what I like to call “CRIMigration.” Here are the top ten frequently READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Pennsylvania DACA Immigrants Pay Tens of Millions in Taxes

    Young immigrants in Pennsylvania who were granted protection from deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program earned $247.6 million in pre-tax income in 2017, according to findings released yesterday by the immigration advocacy group New America Economy. From those earnings, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collected $22.4 million in federal income taxes and Pennsylvania and its hundreds of municipalities collected a combined $20.7 READ MORE READ MORE