The tension between law enforcement and immigrants came to a head this year when Arizona gave local police officers broad powers to enforce federal immigration law. What rights protect immigrants in our state of New Jersey, especially with the police?
We all have rights. Learn how to use them. Our forum will cover:
- What rules and regulations New Jersey law enforcement must follow when it comes to asking people about immigration status.
- “Secure Communities” — A new federal initiative requiring local law enforcement to share fingerprints with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. New Jersey does not participate yet, but Gov. Christie can sign off on it at any moment.
- “Know Your Rights” Training — What to do if you’re stopped by the police or arrested.
- “Immigrant Rights as Human Rights” — a keynote address on the basic treatment that all human beings deserve, delivered by Sunita Patel, Center for Constitutional Rights staff attorney, who works to end racial profiling and secure human and immigrant rights.
Sponsor(s): ACLU-NJ, American Friends Service Committee, Newark office.