NJAIJ Wants Witnesses to Report Any ICE Activity in New Jersey

The Alliance is focused on informing the immigrant community about their constitutional rights during interactions with ICE

Trenton, NJ – Members of The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant wants to remind community residents of the series of information sessions and other efforts to educate residents about their constitutional rights in case they become in contact with agents from the Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE).

There is a list of resources available on the Alliance website, that includes organizations offering free legal services and a pocket sized “Know your rights” cards, which residents can print out and carry in their wallets. The cards have been distributed by NJAIJ members through January and February and will also be distributed during information sessions scheduled throughout the month of February and March. All the information is available in both English and Spanish.

**The Alliance has also created an online form where members of the community can report whether they have seen or interacted in any way with immigration agents in the state.  The information provided will be kept strictly confidential.

The aggressive tactics used by ICE agents throughout the state have become increasingly visible spiking fear among immigrants. The Department of Homeland Security announced in December that it would start a new wave of raids and deportations nationwide.  Although they claim New Jersey is not one of their focus areas, community members have been reporting the presence of ICE agents in different parts of the State.

For more information, visit the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice website by clicking here