Skip to comments.ICE Just Told NJ's AG To Shove It: You Want To Restrict Cooperation...
Posted on 12/02/2018 5:27:24 AM PST by Kaslin
New Jersey is following California’s lead by adopting new sanctuary state-like rules regarding how its local law enforcement agencies will cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It’s part of blue state America’s ongoing war on the Trump administration, flipping them off whenever they can, especially when it comes to immigration (via NJ 101.5):
More than a year after New Jersey voters elected a governor who campaigned on a platform of protecting the state's immigrant residents, including those in the country illegally, the state's top prosecutor released a list of rules governing cooperation by state and local police with federal immigration authorities.
The new rules prevent cops from quizzing people about their immigration status unless relevant to an investigation and limits cooperation by jails with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“We are issuing new rules that draw a bright line between federal civil immigration authorities on the one hand and state and local law enforcement officers on the other,” Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. “And we’re telling our friends and our neighbors who have been living in fear: You can trust state law enforcement. You can trust state prosecutors here in New Jersey.”
“Nothing in this directive provides sanctuary to those who commit crimes in New Jersey. If you break the law in New Jersey, if you assault someone, if you rob someone, if you defraud someone, we will hold you accountable no matter your immigration status. If you break the law in New Jersey, we will go after you, no matter your immigration status. No one gets a free pass.”
ICE responded by saying that they would just increase immigration raids in New Jersey (via NBC Philadelphia):
…a day after New Jersey's attorney general announced new rules restricting local law enforcement officers' interaction with immigration agents, ICE is threatening even more raids.
A spokesman for the Newark office said in a statement Friday to NBC Philadelphia that New Jersey should expect increased arrests because of the new rules.
"The probability is that at large arrests and worksite enforcement operations, which already exist, will likely increase due to the fact that ICE ERO will no longer have the cooperation of the jails related to immigration enforcement," ICE spokesman Emilio Dabul said in an email.
He added that since the agency's "highest priority is public safety and enforcing immigration laws, we must pursue that to the best extent possible, which will likely involve more at large arrests and worksite enforcement operations."
New Jersey has one of the highest undocumented immigrant populations in the nation, with an estimated 500,000 people living without legal citizenship as of 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.
This isn’t the only time that ICE and New Jersey have fought one another. This month an illegal alien in Middlesex was released after the jail refused to honor an ICE detainer. The illegal is now a murder suspect(via The Patch):
Federal agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continue to attack the Middlesex County jail for not complying with ICE detainer holds, saying on Friday that New Jersey resident Luis Perez — now wanted for allegedly killing three people in a Missouri shooting spree — was held at the Middlesex County jail last year, but released.
Middlesex County officials acknowledged that yes, they specifically chose not to hold Perez when ICE asked them to. But they also fired back that ICE had 51 days to come and collect him with an order from a federal judge, which they failed to obtain.
"Yet again, an ICE detainer was ignored and a dangerous criminal alien was released to the streets and is now charged with killing three people," said ICE Acting Executive Associate Director Corey Price…
Expect a lot of “anonymous” phone calls to ICE from sympathetic cops.
Nothing in this directive provides sanctuary to those who commit crimes in New Jersey..."
These dumbazzes really don't understand that their "friends and neighbors" living in fear, are committing a crime in New Jersey simply by being in New Jersey.
That is the proper response to all illegal userping by judges etc..f off and die..we are doing our job..you have no jurisdiction or say in it..bye
Start arrested the cops and politicians that are aiding and abetting known criminals . Let them sit in Jail with all their illegal alien MS13 friends.
Its just Phil Murphy protecting his biggest voting block. NJ is a cesspool and Murphy is the biggest turd.
How can there be ONLY 11 million illegals if N J alone has over 500,000????
That sure drives a big wedge into the narrative of Obama & the Dems for their lies.
They need large billboards stating:
The guberment in NJ is more concerned about protecting illegal than American citizens.
What are you going to do about it? You are probably receiving less benefits because they are spending so much on illegals.
500,000 is two congressional districts.
A towel head for an AG. What could go wrong?
Expect a lot of anonymous phone calls to ICE from sympathetic cops.
Yep, they are the ones that experience a greater risk when these types roam the streets.
. .sooooooo, what we have here, all over the US, from sea to shining sea, is groups of law enforcement agencies getting in each others face about which laws are going to be enforced. One group says one thing and another group another. Neither group is correct of course since we all know all laws on the books the cops are suppose to enforce.
When does the shooting start? And it will. One day cops in a high adrenalin situation will pull their guns on each other and blast away! The Civil War we all talk about from time to time will begin.
Just the other day, one cop shot another cop. What’s that about? Will we ever know?
correct, law is selective, if you have been in Mexico you can see where it is headed, not enough cops to enforce the law, they come and toe tag you..just an appearance of society, Babylon is falling
We should de-fund our half hearted whimpy Army ( you can see the border US mission is just not “worthy” of them ) and take half their budget and increase ICE/BP by orders of magnitude.
500,000 is 2/3 of a congressional district.
No, it’s not. Do the math again.
While they still hold the House, Republicans should push through a law which provides for jail for state officials who refuse to comply with ICE detainer requests.
ICE responded by saying that they would just increase immigration raids in New Jersey
I can see where that provision pertains. But a simpler, more explicit new requirement wouldnt have its scope or applicability questioned. It would also place the scofflaws on immediate notice about the sense of Congress regarding the seriousness of complying with federal immigration officials.
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