ABS-CBN’s daily news program, “TFC Balitang America,” examined current political negotiations regarding border security. CILPJ founding Director and Professor of Law Rose Cuison Villazor offered brief comments.
NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Issues Statewide Directive Curtailing State and Local Police Participation in Federal Civil Immigration Enforcement
On November 28, 2018, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued the “Immigrant Trust Directive,” which is intended to limit the types of voluntary assistance that state and local law enforcement may provide to federal immigration law enforcement authorities. A summary of the directive is available here.
Professor Rose Cuison Villazor comments for Market Watch: “It’s a message of exclusion — rejecting people who view themselves as Americans,” said Villazor. “It is a clear message to children of these undocumented parents that they don’t belong and are being punished.”