Multiple news outlets have reported that ICE is preparing for raids across the country this weekend, including in New Jersey, with the goal of arresting illegal immigrants. In a stunning statement New Jersey Governor Murphy has again demonstrated to New jersey’s legal tax paying citizens that they are not his priority.
Murphy released a statement on Thursday evening (in both English and Spanish) offering support to immigrant communities knowing full well that the ICE raids will target those who are in the country illegally.
“In anticipation of the Trump Administration’s threatened ICE raids, we are proactively reaching out to our immigrant communities to make sure they know we stand with them and are prepared to do whatever we can to protect them,
Let’s be clear: The Trump Administration’s fear-mongering is un-American and dangerous. These raids do not make us safer; they will only make the work of local law enforcement more challenging and increase fears in our hardworking immigrant communities.
Any family who needs legal representation should know there are many pro bono legal services available to them. We will be doing everything we can to highlight these resources and to make sure our immigrant communities know their rights and feel at home.”
The Governor’s statement comes after a week of disputes over illegal immigration between the Governor and Attorney General and local municipalities. Earlier in the week Attorney General Grewa’s office threatened New Jersey law enforcement after it was learned that some New Jersey sheriffs were doing their sworn duty and ignoring his Immigrant Trust Directive. Yesterday it was learned that the Ocean County Board of Freeholders voted to sue the Murphy Administration in federal court over the Immigrant Trust Directive stating “NJ is either part of the US or it’s not”. It was also learned that the state budget Murphy signed included $3.1 Million for the legal defense of illegal immigrants facing detention or deportation.
Murphy is putting his extreme Liberal agenda and war on Washington before New Jersey’s citizens and tax payers are paying for it. Murphy’s appointed Attorney General Grewal is putting Murphy’s extreme Liberal agenda before the safety and security of New Jersey citizens and law enforcement officers doing their sworn duty. Together Murphy and Grewal are actively enabling criminal activity in New Jersey.
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