Saturday, August 25, 2007
State and federal officials have told the Morristown mayor that police should not be checking the immigration status of people pulled over for traffic stops or minor crimes.
Plans by Mayor Donald Cresitello, outlined in a letter to U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie on Aug. 16, called for police to make immigration checks during routine traffic stops and low-level crimes.
David Wald, a spokesman for Attorney General Anne Milgram, told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Saturday's editions that the checks are "something our office thinks should not happen."
In a letter Friday, Christie also told Cresitello that his plans "directly contradicted" plans by Milgram to check the immigration status of people charged with serious crimes or drunken driving. Click here for the rest of the story.