Friday, May 13, 2022

May 17 Symposium at Rutgers Law School on the New Jersey Immigrant Trust Directive


Interim Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor, Director of the Immigration Law, Policy, and Justice (CILPJ) at Rutgers Law School, invites you to a May 17, 2022, between 12:30 and 2:30 PM (EST) (in person or via Zoom), symposium discussing New Jersey's Immigrant Trust Directive, which then Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued in November 2018. The Immigrant Trust Directive limits certain voluntary assistance by state and local law enforcement in the enforcement of immigration law. CILPJ analyzed publicly disclosed records from more than 400 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey on their implementation of the Directive. 

Overall, CILPJ affiliates will report that although the Immigrant Trust Directive has helped reduce ICE removals in New Jersey, parts of it have not been fully enforced. Greater and more consistent enforcement of the Immigrant Trust Directive is necessary to achieve its goals. (The report will be circulated on May 17).   

New Jersey Assemblymember Raj Mukherji and immigrants' rights advocates will be participating as well. Lunch (up to 30 people) will be provided before the symposium begins. 

The link to register is here.


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