Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

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.


ICE Moves to Deport Egyptian Dissident Who Says He Faces Hanging Back Home

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ahmed Abdelbasit is an Egyptian pro-democracy activist and physics professor. He is currently in U.S. custody.


NYPD Pays $1 Million, Vows Surveillance Reforms After Settling with Muslims in New Jersey

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Muslims in New Jersey settled a lawsuit against the NYPD after officers crossed the river to monitor its mosques, schools and stores.


U.S. on Pace to Admit Fewest Refugees in Decades

Monday, April 02, 2018

Syrian refugees were making a home in New Jersey; now, many fewer are being allowed in the country.


With Yellow Vests and an 'ICE-Sniffing Dog,' Activists Watch for Immigration Agents

Friday, March 30, 2018

Activists are keeping an eye on ICE as the agency enters courthouses to arrest immigrants. 

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Amid Surge in Hate, Rutgers Seeks Balance Between Safety and Free Speech

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

When the First Amendment runs up against safe spaces. 


New Jersey Democrats Ramp Up Efforts to Move State to the Left in Post-Christie Era

Sunday, March 25, 2018

On immigration, pay equity and guns, New Jersey Democrats shift left. 

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ACLU Sues Trump Administration for Detaining Asylum Seekers Indefinitely

Thursday, March 15, 2018

In Newark, ICE stopped giving parole to asylum seekers, according to the ACLU.


Women's March Organizers Face Backlash for Links to Farrakhan

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

After a Women's March leader attended a speech full of anti-Semitic and bigoted rhetoric, her fellow activists circled the wagons — and an uproar ensued.

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