Nearly one in four New Jersey residents is an immigrant, and one in six New Jersey residents has at least one parent who is an immigrant. Hudson County, Essex County, and Union County are the first, fourth, and fifth counties with the highest immigrant populations, respectively, and these numbers are only growing larger.
Our immigrant communities make our district rich with culture. But we can do so much better when it comes to serving our immigrant neighbors, family, and friends.
Currently, three counties in our district host ICE facilities — one owned and operated by a private entity. This is a disgrace. Our fellow residents should not have to live in constant fear of deportation or having their families separated.
When I worked as the Legislative Director for New Jersey Working Families, I stood by immigrant communities during their fight for Driver’s Licenses for All and Fair Work Week schedule. And I won’t stop there. As your Congresswoman, I will: