New Jersey

an ICE agent's back

Immigrant students settle with govt over fake university

On Course

Six years after ICE revealed a university was a sting operation, the students caught in the middle say they still haven’t fully recovered. 

Aerial view of a Hindu temple next to a parking lot and greenery.

Lawsuits bring attention to caste discrimination in the US

Caste in America

A Uighur poem of ‘unimaginable suffering’ travels from Chinese internment camp to New Jersey

Human rights
A detainee talks with an employee in an exam room in the medial unit during a media tour at Northwest ICE Processing Center, one of 31 dedicated ICE facilities that house immigration detainees, in Tacoma, Washington, Dec. 16, 2019.

Immigrants in US detention fear spread of coronavirus


TikTok apologizes to US teen after removing video critical of Chinese government

Every year, millions of Muslims from around the world descend upon Mecca, Saudi Arabia for the Hajj.

Politics complicate the hajj spiritual journey for some Muslims


In August, roughly 2 million Muslims will descend upon Mecca in Saudi Arabia to complete one of the most important rituals in Islam. This year, some Muslims are questioning whether they should go.

Child drinking water

Newark, NJ, has a lead contamination problem in its water


The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought lead contamination to the nation’s attention in 2015. Now, the spotlight is turning to Newark, New Jersey.

young adults make hot sauce

In Camden, a hot sauce is helping young urban entrepreneurs fight poverty


Eco Interns, a teen-focused entrepreneurial program in New Jersey, offers job training and education in community gardens and farmers’ markets for an underserved urban community.

Salem and Hope Creek nuclear plants

Nuclear energy gets a ‘green’ boost in New Jersey


New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law subsidies for two aging nuclear power plants. Some say the deal will help New Jersey meet its climate protection goals, but others have criticized the measure.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2018.

Some senators still have lingering questions about Mike Pompeo as secretary of state

Global Politics

Sen. Bob Menendez says he will support Mike Pompeo if the CIA director wins Senate approval and becomes America’s next top diplomat. But the Democratic senator from New Jersey says there are good reasons for him to vote “no” on Pompeo’s nomination.