Sheriff Golden signed 10 year deal with ICE

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden quietly extended the County’s 287 (g) agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on March 8, 2019, apparently in defiance of the Murphy Administration’s Sanctuary State Policies as implemented by State Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s Immigration Trust Directive.

Golden’s agreement with ICE, and that of Cape May County Sheriff Robert A. Nolan, were reported last night by NJ.com.

287 (g) agreements empower local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws and to cooperate with ICE officers.

The Attorney General’s Office was not aware that Monmouth and Cape May Counties extended their agreements with ICE until they learned as much from  a reporter, according to strongly worded letters to Golden and Nolan from Veronica Allende, the Director of the Division of Criminal Justice in the Attorney General’s Office.   NJ.com published Allende’s letters.  Her letter to Golden is posted here.


Allende said, in her letter, that Attorney General Grewal would issue a directive on August 9, 2019 prohibiting  officers in Monmouth County from exercising their authority under the 287(g) agreement.

Golden told MMM that he received Allende’s letter and that he and his staff are working on a response including the gathering of information requested.

There is precedent of local officials successfully defying Grewal.   Last July, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop unilaterally directed his City’s municipal prosecutors not to pursue cases of marijuana possession.  Grewal responded forcefully, declaring that Jersey City did not have the power to decriminalize marijuana possession. Within days, Grewal reversed himself and issued a statewide moratorium on marijuana possession prosecutions.


Posted: July 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Immigration, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 9 Comments »

9 Comments on “Sheriff Golden signed 10 year deal with ICE”

  1. Barbara Gonzalez said at 5:10 pm on July 9th, 2019:

    So…what will you all do to help Golden? You need to find out how you can help. It’s not easy fighting the Loony Left so get off your duffs and help him out! I can send out any messages you want if you get the word to me.

  2. Carl Brignola said at 5:25 pm on July 9th, 2019:

    We the citizens of New Jersey reject Murphy’s desire to be a sanctuary state. Come here legal or get thrown out. I greatly resent our hard earned tax dollars being given to illegal immigrants.

  3. Scott Panaccione said at 6:28 pm on July 9th, 2019:

    I support Sheriff Golden’s decision 100%. New Jersey should never be a sanctuary state. Next time you plan on making a stupid decision try asking the law abiding citizens of New Jersey first. Moron.

  4. You go, Shaun, said at 7:06 pm on July 9th, 2019:

    hang tough: someone has to step up and advocate for the aggrieved taxpayers!!

  5. Rick Puentez said at 7:49 pm on July 9th, 2019:

    Legal and illegal immigrations in the past few decades have ruined my nation. These people are not compatible with heritage Americans and they are forming their own nation within our territory that is hostile.

  6. Couldn't have said at 9:18 pm on July 9th, 2019:

    said it better myself Rick. The mass legal and illegal immigration from our neighbors to the north is downright despicable. Just say no to Strange Brew.

  7. Patrick Short said at 10:00 pm on July 9th, 2019:

    Totally support the decision and the man who made it.

  8. Bob Gannon said at 11:10 am on July 10th, 2019:

    Finally someone standing up to this garbage governor we have

  9. Joseph Wolf said at 12:35 pm on July 10th, 2019:

    You go with your bad self Sheriff Golden …. Finally people doing the right thing and saying enough is enough …. lets start in Monmouth County and take back our Wonderful Garden State …. one county at a time …..