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ICE's Secure Communities Coming to a State Near You?

According to The New York Times, Massachusetts is now the third state to withdraw from "Secure Communities," an information sharing program designed to identify and remove deportable immigrants by sharing fingerprint information. An individual booked in a county jail, for example, would not only have his/her fingerprints checked against the FBI database but also against DHS's system for any immigration violations. State officials questioned whether the program could deliver on its purported objective of improving public safety by removing aliens convicted of serious crimes. Citing fears that the program may have the unintended effect of deterring the reporting of crimes and impeding cooperation with law enforcement, law enforcement officials considered the program overbroad. Conflicting statements issued by Department of Homeland Security officials also contributed to confusion over program implementation and even whether participation was optional. (Apparently, participation is mandatory and is supposed to be effective in all jurisdictions by 2013.)

Monmouth County and ICE 287(g) program

Many New Jersey residents have heard about immigration's 287g program but are often surprised to learn or find out too late that our own state has a working partnership with ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The 287(g) program is essentially a partnership between ICE and state and local government, under which the Department of Homeland Security delegates limited immigration authorities and powers to local and state law enforcement. In fact, the Hudson County Department of Corrections and the Monmouth County Sheriff's Office in Freehold, New Jersey, both have Memorandums of Agreement to this effect. What does this mean practically? It means that ICE is able to spread its dragnet considerably further, in effect turning designated local and state enforcement officers into de facto immigration agents vested with powers and duties to investigate and act upon a suspect's immigration status. It is much more likely now that if an alien is incarcerated or put into a county jail in Freehold or somewhere in Hudson county, a corrections officer will inquire into his/her immigration status and possibly file paperwork to initiate that person's removal.

USCIS Targets Immigration Scams in New Jersey

Just last week, USCIS announced a major initiative to deal with immigration fraud. Aimed at combating immigration scams by people who are not authorized to dispense legal advice, USCIS in connection with ICE, DOJ, and FTC, has launched a new media blitz to educate and inform the public about who is allowed to prepare immigration forms and what types of scams are out there.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

    • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb
    • Client Distinction Award martindale.com | 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
    • New Jersey State Bar Association | Paris Lee Chair - Immigration Section 2015-2016
    • Nationally Recognized | Newsweek Nationwide Showcase | Top Attorneys 2013
    • New Jersey Chapter | American Immigration Lawyers Association | Angie Garasia | Chapter Chair 2015-2016
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