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New Jersey Police Cooperated With ICE Just 4 Times Last Year

While police are largely following New Jersey's Immigrant Trust Directive, corrections officers are a different story

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New Jersey police aided U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement just four times last year, though county jails held hundreds of people on behalf of the agency, according to a report from state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office. In 2019, Grewal established the Immigrant Trust Directive, which restricts police from sharing information with ICE and holding releasable prisoners for the agency. Grewal said police are “largely following both the letter and the spirit” of the rule. Meanwhile state corrections officials let ICE conduct 551 interviews last year and told ICE about upcoming inmate releases 779 times. Corrections officers held on to inmates 403 times. Most of these incidents happened in Essex County. nj.com

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