TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey’s attorney general is ordering two counties to end their cooperation agreements with federal immigration authorities.
State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal says the Immigrant Trust Directive issued last year limits law enforcement’s cooperation with ICE.READ MORE: $432M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Manhattan Pizza Shop
But sheriff’s departments in Cape May and Monmouth counties still maintain agreements to perform some immigration functions.
The attorney general says those agreements prevent victims from reporting crimes.READ MORE: Mattress Giveaway In East Elmhurst Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida
“With today’s order we’re taking another step forward here in New Jersey to build trust, to fight crime and to make this state safe for all of our residents,” said Grewal.
The attorney general says both counties have seven days to wind down their operations with ICE.MORE NEWS: Long Island School Bus Driver Charged With Aggravated DWI Under Leandra's Law
The counties have not commented on the directive.