Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Leaving New York to Find the American Dream in Philadelphia

Friday, July 20, 2018

New York's affordability crisis means boom times for immigrant Philadelphia.

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In Surprise Vote, Hudson County Renews Contract With ICE to Detain Immigrants

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The county will collect about $35 million as part of President Trump's aggressive immigration enforcement policies.

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Under Trump, Democratic New Jersey Counties Cash in on Detaining Immigrants

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The amount of ICE money sent to Bergen, Essex and Hudson Counties increased 46 percent since 2015, and now totals more than $150 million. 

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In a Twist, Conservatives Help Immigrants Change New Jersey Law

Monday, July 02, 2018

Immigrants, some undocumented, get a surprising boost from a Koch brothers group over hair braiding regulation.  

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Opportunity for Refugees, Nourishment for New Yorkers

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Shawarma spiced lamb shank. Jackfruit salad. Black-eyed bean hummus — just a few of the dishes refugees are crafting as new avenues open to work in the food industry here.


Hundreds of Immigrant Kids Separated from Parents Are Sent to New York

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Traumatized kids of all ages are now living in New York. Their parents may not know where they are.

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ICE Operation 'Targeting Criminal Aliens' in NJ Netted Permanent Residents

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it was going after criminal aliens, but it also caught several green card holders.

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Report Says NYPD Muslim Surveillance Has Decreased

Monday, June 11, 2018

The legal action taken against the NYPD's controversial post-9/11 surveilance of Muslims has led to a change into how the department conducts investigations.


ICE Seeks to Deport NJ Green Card Holder

Friday, June 08, 2018

Eleven years after being sentenced to probation for gun possession, Cloyd Edralin was re-approved for his green card. Now, under the Trump Administration, he's deportable.

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Undocumented Pizza Delivery Man's Arrest Spurs Calls for Immigrant Driver's Licenses

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Should immigrants living here without documentation be provided have driver's licenses?


Immigrant Delivery Driver Who Brought Pizza to Brooklyn Military Base Faces Deportation

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The incident has local politicians questioning if soldiers are aiding federal immigration agents.

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Could Rocky Relationship Between New Jersey's Top Two Democrats Lead to Government Shutdown?

Monday, June 04, 2018

Intra-party squabbling between NJ Gov. Phil Murphy and State Senate President Steve Sweeney have some state offices preparing to shut down the government for the second year in a row.

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Laid-off Toys 'R' Us Employees Protest for Severance

Sunday, June 03, 2018

The private equity firms got bonuses, but Toys R Us workers won't get anything.


Caught in Trump's Immigration Crackdown, N.J. Family Marks Mothers' Day Without Mom

Sunday, May 13, 2018

She was on her way to America to be with her family. Then the Trump Administration cancelled the immigration program she had already been approved for.

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'Chica Cards' and Child Prostitution: Feds Break Up Mexico-to-Queens Sex Trafficking Ring

Friday, May 04, 2018

The special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New York City, Angel Melendez, spoke exclusively to WNYC's Sean Carlson about sex trafficking in Queens.

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Chris Christie May Be Out, But He Still Has a Taxpayer-Funded Staffer and Office

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The cost for Chris Christie to "transition" out of office? $250,000. 

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Seeking Asylum in the US

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

On those who must play The Waiting Game and what comes next for the "winners."

Bridgegate Architects Say Their Convictions Should Be Tossed

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Former Christie allies Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly argued in federal appeals court on Tuesday that their 2016 convictions should be thrown out.

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"I Was Just Looking for Safety": Applying for Asylum in America

Monday, April 23, 2018

A look at how asylum works in America: from arriving at J.F.K. with nowhere to go, to being released out of a detention center without directions. 


The Asylum Paradox

Monday, April 23, 2018

They survived persecution and gained asylum in the U.S., but they may have nowhere to go.