NJ County Asks 3rd Circ. To Ax Immigrant Info-Sharing Curbs

Law360 (March 2, 2021, 5:29 PM EST) -- A New Jersey county urged the Third Circuit to nix a state policy restricting the information it can share with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying the directive illegally "frustrates" local officials' compliance with federal immigration enforcement actions.

Cape May County took aim at the Immigrant Trust Directive, which bars state officials from assisting ICE by handing over individuals' Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other personal identifying information. The county argued Monday that the blocked data is "relevant" to a person's immigration status, and by barring it, the policy conflicted with federal obligations to disclose individuals' citizenship or immigration status....

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