Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

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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Remembering the 1993 Attack on the World Trade Center

Monday, February 26, 2018

Six people died and more than 1,000 were injured in the bombing of the World Trade Center on this day in 1993. As on 9/11, it was a day of heroic rescues and survival.

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ICE Gets Cold Shoulder From Rutgers, Backs Out of Career Fair

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Here's what happened when ICE tried to show up at what's called the most diverse campus in the United States to recruit agents.

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Rahimi Will Spend Rest of His Life in Prison for Chelsea Bombing

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ahmad Khan Rahimi was sentenced to multiple life terms for setting bombs in Chelsea in 2016 — and he still faces more charges for shooting cops and planting explosives in New Jersey.


When a Deputy Mayor Compares Undocumented Immigrants to Raccoons

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A deputy mayor in Mendham Township, New Jersey, compared undocumented immigrants to "rabid, messy, mean raccoons," and was quickly forced to resign by residents.

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New Jersey's Indonesian Christians Avoid Deportation—For Now

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

After six ethnic Chinese Indonesian Christians in Central Jersey were deported, plus three more detained and another three moved into sanctuary, a judge ordered all deportations halted.

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ICE Renews Apparent Crackdown on Indonesian Christians in NJ

Thursday, January 25, 2018

At least two men were arrested on Thursday morning and a third sought sanctuary with fellow Indonesian Christians at a Highland Park Church.

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Newlyweds Separated By Bureaucracy

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Trump administration has slowed the flow of refugees to the U.S. to historically low levels. That has left many families in limbo. This is the story of newlyweds who are now on two continents.


Unsettled: Trump Administration Closes Door on Refugees

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Under the Trump Administration, dramatic changes to policy mean that the United States is on track to receive the lowest amount of refugees in decades.


How Trump's New US Refugee Policy is Affecting Real People

Monday, January 22, 2018

Matt Katz talks about the dramatic shift in U.S. refugee policy under President Trump, through the story of two Congolese refugees.

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