Partner, Derek DeCosmo, visits St. Joseph Pro Cathedral in Camden, NJ to discuss the impact of New Jersey’s “Immigrant Trust Directive” that went into full effect on March 15, 2019. The directive issued by New Jersey’s Attorney General places restrictions on local restriction on when and how the cooperate with ICE. Mr. DeCosmo said, “The initiative is intended to strengthen the trust between New Jersey’s immigrant communities and local law enforcement, which is critical to good community policing efforts.” Mr. DeCosmo further stated, “In cities like Camden we see the safety benefits of strong relationships between immigrants and local law enforcement. Immigrants do not fear that ICE will be called if they come forward when they are a victim of a crime or a witness to a crime.”
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