Budget Sequester Causes Release of Immigrant Detainees

March 01, 2013 at 10:16 am

The Hudson and Bergen County jails appear to have already felt the impact of the budget sequester. A total of about 50 immigrant detainees have been released from both facilities. Federal immigration officials describe those released in New Jersey and at facilities across the country as non-criminal or low risk offenders. But Republican Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz questioned who made this decision and why.