Menendez: I wouldn't support ICE contract with jail

Menendez: I wouldn't support ICE contract with jail


By:  Terrence McDonald
The Jersey Journal

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on Friday weighed in on Hudson County's decision to renew its financial agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying if he were in charge he would not support "ICE's mission as it relates to detaining individuals."

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"That's a decision for the county to make," he said. "From my perspective, I would not be supporting, in any dimension, if I had the ability, ICE's mission as it relates to detaining individuals, particularly those who are just seeking a better pathway to their lives or who are seeking asylum."

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