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Hudson County to end contract with ICE to house immigration detainees by 2020

Bowing to pressure from activists, Hudson County announced Thursday that it will end its contract to hold federal immigration detainees at its jail in Kearny by 2020.

In a statement on Thursday, the county executive, Tom DeGise, announced that the county would initiate a “Path to Exit” from the contract that it hastily renewed in July to hold in custody detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, at the Hudson County Corrections and Rehabilitation Center. In doing so, the county joined a growing number of counties and cities that are distancing themselves from the Trump administration's stepped-up enforcement of the nation's immigration laws.

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