Protests and demonstrations erupted in North Jersey and New York City on Sunday over President Trump's executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The Record says "protests in Teaneck, Elizabeth, and Manhattan highlighted concerns about the order being seen as discriminatory and even anti-American.
NJ ‘SANCTUARY CITIES’ SAY THEY WON'T BOW TO PRESIDENT’S THREAT TO CUT FEDERAL AID
Officials in New Jersey's "sanctuary cities" say they will not bow to the president's threat to punish them for providing a safe haven for undocumented immigrants by restricting federal funding. NJ Spotlight says municipal officials in cities such as "Newark, Jersey City, Princeton, and other towns limit their interaction with federal immigration officials and refuse to allow their police forces to be deputized by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency."
OUTREACH EXPERTS SAY FACE OF HOMELESS GETTING YOUNGER IN NJ
NJCounts2017 is program coordinated by Monarch Housing Associates that attempts to count the number of homeless people living in New Jersey. Philly.com says last year there we 1,270 fewer homeless than in 2015, but the ages of those who find themselves on the streets have gone down, especially as the heroin epidemic in New Jersey continues to grow.
HOW ONE NJ SUPER PAC EVADED DISCLOSING THE SOURCE OF ITS DONATIONS
A Super PAC set up to influence a local election in New Jersey went to extreme measures to avoid disclosing the source of its money. Politico New Jersey says the Super PAC known as Partnership Orange used a nonprofit called Better New Jersey to funnel $61,200 in campaign cash into its coffers because, "unlike super PACs, nonprofits are not required to publicly disclose their donors."
NJ COURT RULES ON OPEN RECORDS CASE TIED TO BRIDGEGATE
A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that requests for public records are themselves public records. NJ.com says the court ruled that citizens "can seek and obtain public records requests that were filed by other people. The legal battle over the case has ties to the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal."