Critical Privacy Protections for Immigrants
The Values Act would allow New Jerseyans to seek public services, stand up for their rights, and participate fully in their communities without fear of deportation.
New Jersey already has taken first steps toward offering protections through the Immigrant Trust Directive which limits collaboration between local and State law enforcement and ICE. But these protections aren't permanent. The Values Act strengthens the Immigrant Trust Directive's provisions, creates additional safeguards, and ensures that sensitive information is not shared or collected at places like:
- Public schools
- Healthcare facilities
- Public libraries
- Shelters and more
Finally, the Values Act would remove the harmful, dehumanizing term "alien" from state documents and replace it with "non-citizen." With the Values Act all immigrant New Jerseyans who need support can do so with confidence that they belong and are protected.
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