AG 'Deeply Disappointed' Feds Support Counties Suing Over Limited ICE Cooperation

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January 25, 2020 - 6:46 pm
AG Gurbir Grewal.

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's attorney general says he's "deeply disappointed'' that the U.S. Justice Department is backing two counties in their lawsuits against his directive limiting law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

NorthJersey.com reports that the department on Friday backed Cape May and Ocean County officials, saying barring state and local officials from providing information about people illegally in the country conflicts with the federal government's "statutorily granted powers."

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the directive is ensures that all residents feel safe interacting with state and local police, which helps protect public safety.

He said officials would respond in court.