New Jersey is doling out $2.1 million in taxpayer money to groups to provide legal help to illegal aliens facing deportation.
Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy is including the money in his first state budget. On Monday his administration has reached an agreement with four groups to help illegal aliens who can’t afford an attorney.
— NJ.com (@njdotcom) November 19, 2018
New Jersey has allocated $2.1 million in taxpayer money to groups to provide legal help to undocumented immigrants facing deportation.
Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who included the money in his first state budget, announced Monday his administration has reached an agreement with four groups to help undocumented immigrants who can’t afford an attorney.
The state allocated $925,000 each to Legal Services of New Jersey and the American Friend Service Committee.
It allocated $125,000 apiece to the law schools at Rutgers and Seton Hall universities.
“Families who came to New Jersey for a better life do not deserve to be torn apart by the federal government’s cruel and discriminatory policies,” Murphy said in a statement. “Deportation is one of the harshest consequences an individual can face under U.S. law, yet most immigrants do not have the right to appointed counsel and many cannot afford an attorney.”
The move is yet another way Murphy is challenging President Donald Trump, a Republican. New Jersey has seen a surge in undocumented immigrants being arrested by federal officials since Trump’s election.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 3,189 undocumented immigrants in the Garden State in fiscal year 2017 — a 42 percent uptick from the year before. More
Double whammy for the taxpayers. He will be taking the money from taxpaying law-abiding hard-working citizens to give to illegal aliens. SMH!
Twitter weighs in:
As a NJ taxpayer, I think I am going to call the police! Governor Murphy is stealing money from my pocket. How about investing in the impoverished and rundown ares of Camden first? There are actual Citizens, fellow New Jersey residents who deserve our help and tax dollars first!
— Jersey Shore Score (@JerseyShoreScre) November 20, 2018
How about putting it towards the horribly dilapidated infrastructures of some of our cities and towns? Undrivable roads?
— Bernardo Really (@Sublime12NO) November 20, 2018
And leave our war veterans lying in the streets without a home to live in!
— Scott Cirello (@scnyfan) November 19, 2018
Liberal Phil is taking care of illegals and not legal Americans unbelievable so sad! .NJ has the highest property in the nation but yet there is no money for property tax relief.
— Bigblueamazin (@LeonardoGGomez4) November 20, 2018
But does nothing to lower longtime NJ residents lower their taxes. Also, do we not have any homeless in NJ that he could have helped, instead?
— Howard Kenworthy (@hkenworthy) November 19, 2018
$2,000,000 of our hard earned money to assist people who’s first act is to break our laws. Murphy has chosen foreign aliens over the citizens of New Jersey. He should be arrested.
— Grofe 🇺🇸 (@Grofe) November 20, 2018