The President of RU Dreamers, Esder Chong, and Chancellor of Rutgers University, Newark, Nancy Cantor, wrote a compelling op-ed, advocating for the State of New Jersey to allow young undocumented immigrants to be able to apply for drivers licenses. As they wrote, “This is not the time to slow down on opening up access to education and opportunity to young immigrants. Instead, let’s speed up to allow all qualified residents to access a driver’s license regardless of immigration status. These students are our next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and change-makers who deserve a fair chance to pursue their educational […]
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.