Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Democratic Districts Under Scrutiny for Lucrative ICE Contracts

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Left-leaning counties in New Jersey rely on millions of dollars from ICE to maintain the county's jails. 

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Deal to Kick ICE Out of Hudson County Jail Now On Ice

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Freeholders will not vote, as planned, Thursday night on ending a lucrative contract with ICE to detain immigrants at its county jail by 2020.

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Hudson County Will Stop Detaining Immigrants for ICE

Thursday, September 06, 2018

The agency will get booted from a local jail in New Jersey, following pressure from immigrant advocates.

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Gov. Murphy Pledged, But Hasn't Delivered, Funds for Immigrants

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Advocates want to know: Why has it taken so long for New Jersey's Democratic governor to pay out $2.1 million to provide legal help for detained immigrants?

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Arizona Voting Problems Erode Public Trust

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thousands of Arizona primary voters were unable to vote when polls opened.

Rare Conviction For White Police Officer Who Killed Black Teen

Thursday, August 30, 2018

A jury convicted ex-officer Roy Oliver for the 2017 killing of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards this week. 

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Defending the Environment May Get You Killed

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Environmental defenders are being threatened and killed at increasingly high rates.

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Murphy Rejects Conservative-Backed Bill To Aid Immigrant Hair Braiders

Monday, August 27, 2018

The governor issued a conditional veto calling for braiders — many of them African immigrants — to take 40 hours of cosmetology classes instead of 1,200. Backers are pushing for none.

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Religious Leaders Sue to End Hudson County's ICE Contract

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The plaintiffs say Hudson County, New Jersey, is detaining immigrants for ICE under a fraudulent deal.

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Fake News on Social Media... From Iran?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Facebook and Twitter removed fake social media accounts suspected to have originated in Iran.

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The Holocaust Deniers and White Supremacists on the Ballot this Fall

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Christopher Mathias covers hate and extremism for HuffPost.

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Venezuelan Refugees Struggle Amid Calls of "Brazil First"

Thursday, August 23, 2018

An influx of Venezuelan refugees to Brazil has been met with anti-immigrant rhetoric and even violence. 

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A White Shark Nursery in the Waters Off New York City May Provide Clues to Oceanic Health

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The waters in and around New York City are teeming with oceanic life. Researchers are hoping juvenile white sharks can offer a glimpse into the mysteries of the depths below.

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Crimes of the President's Men: Cohen Pleas & Manafort Found Guilty

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The mounting legal troubles of President Trump's associates Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.

Michigan's Top Health Official to Stand Trial for Flint Water Crisis

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Judge determines Nick Lyon will stand trial for deaths related to Flint's water crisis.

Why The Incarcerated Deserve Humane Treatment on Day 2 of the National Prison Strike

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Nicholas Turner is the president of the Vera Institute of Justice. 

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Iraqis Who Aided the US Military Are Being Denied Refugee Status in America

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Many Iraqis put their lives on the line to aid the U.S. overseas. But this year, the Trump Administration has all but put a hold on allowing these Iraqis to resettle here as refugees.

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Money and Egos: How the Wyoming and Alaskan Primaries Fared

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

We take a look at the Alaskan and Wyoming primaries; two states that had radically different primary campaigns.

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Yemeni People Brace for Bloody Battle in port City of Hodeidah

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The attack is likely to spell more devastation for 23 million Yemen people already enduring an unimaginable humanitarian crisis.

Anger Stews Over Plan to Close Nearly All Voting Places In a Rural Black Georgia County

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Voting Rights advocates have threatened to sue the county if the plan prevails, and likened it to the state's long history of minority voter suppression.