Just walking along a New Jersey street appears to be dangerous for certain people, especially those who came to this state from countries of other origins. In fact, more than 90 people are currently facing immigration problems after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents took them into custody. The individuals were taken into ICE custody in various counties, including Cumberland, Essex and Hudson.
Among one particular group of those arrested, the youngest was age 21 and the eldest was 58. All 90-plus detainees came to New Jersey from a variety of other countries, including, but not limited, to Pakistan, Korea, Cuba and Honduras. Authorities say at least 70 percent or more of those arrested have past criminal convictions, many of which included felonies.
ICE deportation officers say they had been conducting regular exercises throughout the state, travelling throughout communities to seek out people who may be living in New Jersey in violation of U.S. immigration law. Officials claim that such operations are standard procedure in their efforts to uphold public safety. Each of the more than 90 people arrested will now appear before a U.S. immigration judge to determine whether they will be allowed to remain in the United States.
While it is easy to despair under such trying circumstances, those facing such problems do have legal options. Immigrants in New Jersey can remain hopeful by obtaining experienced legal support to help them avoid deportation. An immigration law attorney knows the ins and outs of the removal system and can pinpoint the best strategies that may work in a particular person’s case.