Hudson County Melts Relationship With ICE

Hudson County ended its partnership with federal immigration officers Friday, following winnowing support from the Hudson County Freeholder Board and a relentless push from immigration activists who have long called on local and county governments to move away from enforcing federal immigration laws.

Hudson County’s exit from the program leaves the sheriff’s offices in Salem, Monmouth and Cape May counties as the only New Jersey agencies participating in the 287(g) program, which “allows a state or local law enforcement entity to enter into a partnership with ICE, under a joint Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), in order to receive delegated authority for immigration enforcement within their jurisdictions.”

The real impact here is potentially huge, particularly for the most diverse county in the state. Re-establishing trust is critical to a safer, more stable community.

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