Report: English classes lacking in New Jersey schools


20 November 2021

The NJ Consortium for Immigrant Children published a report detailing learning English in select New Jersey school districts. More than a third of educators who took part in the survey said that the lack of compliance with state regulations for English lessons was a “major problem” within their school. Almost reported that before the pandemic there were no language accommodations in English classes only for English learners at their school. And according to an educator, there were 180 dropouts of English learners during the pandemic in her district. Deanna Garcia for Documented.

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There are no more immigrants in New Jersey County jails. Where does ICE send them?

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As of November 12, Immigration and Customs Enforcement no longer holds immigrants held in New Jersey County jails for the first time in more than two decades. Inmates at the Hudson County Jail and Bergen County Jail were either transferred to other facilities, released or deported last week. Most of these immigrants were transferred to two institutions in New York State: the Orange County Correctional Facility and the Buffalo Service Treatment Center. Lawyers urged ICE to release the individuals instead of further estranging them from their friends and legal representatives. ICE told Documented that the agency plans to house “detainees in the geographic area of ​​their arrest, with the aim of keeping them close to family, friends and legal representatives, and with the aim of shortening the length of their stay. stay in detention by ICE “. Learn more about Documented.

Hurricane Ida victims again at risk of deportation

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After Hurricane Ida devastated working-class immigrant communities in early September, around 20 families became climate change refugees and were forced to call a hotel home. But soon after, these immigrants were evicted from their hotel rooms. Guests say the Department of Housing Preservation and Development sent letters to residents telling them they had to check in at shelters in downtown Brooklyn days before their eviction. The shelter is far from the schools, jobs and doctors that refugees usually go to in West Queens. Learn more about Documented.

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Sylvester L. Goldfarb