In a stunning announcement New York Governor Andrew Cuomo granted pardons to 22 criminal immigrants facing deportation and commuted the sentences of 7 more currently in prison on Monday. This after Cuomo pardoned 8 criminal immigrants who faced deportation this past summer. Those who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted had been convicted of crimes ranging from murder, possession of a weapon, sale of a controlled substance, robbery, possession of stolen property, larceny, assault, arson and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
In the overnight hours of December 26, 2018 33- year old Newman California Police Officer Ronil Singh was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop. Gustavo Perez Arriaga an illegal immigrant from Mexico with a prior criminal record, active warrants for his arrest and who is a member of the Sureños street gang was arrested in Officer Singh’s death. Police said Officer Singh pulled Perez Arriaga over for suspicion of drunk driving when Arriaga opened fire killing Officer Singh.
This week on the Informed Conservative we talked about former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik calling out Governor Murphy over the high capacity magazine ban, Immigrant rights advocates demonstrating in Trenton for driver licenses for undocumented illegal immigrants, Cory Booker again being asked about his sexuality, ICE having a productive year despite Liberal opposition, Murphy highlighting his “accomplishments” in 2018, NJ Democrats censuring one of their own, the shooting in Edison being another example of NJ’s misguided gun laws, we pleaded with the people of Tanzania to keep Murphy and make him their leader and let you know how the partial government shutdown will impact us in NJ.
About 100 members of the migrant caravan that has been trying to invade the U.S. Mexico border traveled the streets of Tijuana to the U.S. Consulate on Tuesday morning demanding immediate entry into the U.S. or $50,000 each. They gave President Trump 72 hours to respond. A second group of about 50 migrants delivered a letter to the U.S. Consulate complaining about the slow asylum process and asking that 300 migrants be processed through the San Ysidro port of entry each day rather than the 40 to 100 currently processed daily. My question is what gives these people the right to invade our border and make demands and why do Liberals support them?
President Trump met with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer today in what was a heated discourse. The meeting took place after the President sent out a Tweet this morning stating that he’d have the military build the remaining sections of the border wall if Congress didn’t approve funding. With cameras broadcasting live from the Oval Office Trump insisted he’s willing to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t approve funding for the border wall. “If we don’t have border security we’ll shut down the government” Trump said. The meeting left questions as to if the two sides will come to an agreement and Congress will pass a spending bill to keep the government running before the December 21st deadline. The President is asking for $5 billion for border security.
ICE arrested 105 immigrants in 16 New Jersey counties in a 5 day period recently. According to ICE about 80% of them had prior criminal convictions. Several of them are wanted by Interpol for crimes in their home countries. Some of those arrested had reentered the U.S. illegally after being deported and several were members of gangs including MS-13. This ICE operation proves that Murphy and Grewal’s sanctuary rules are protecting criminals and making New Jersey less safe.
According to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies 63% of non U.S. citizens are on welfare programs as compared to 35% of native households . That equates to over 4.6 million immigrant households on welfare programs in the U.S. The number grows to 70% percent for those in the U.S. for 10 years or longer, The data was analyzed from 2014 census numbers. The data includes illegal immigrants, long-term temporary visitors like guest workers and permanent residents who have not naturalized. The study found that about half of immigrants on welfare programs are in the U.S. illegally.
In a staggering release today the New Jersey Department of the Treasury announced that it has allocated $2.1 million in supplemental funding to help provide legal representation for illegal immigrants facing detention and deportation following through on Murphy’s budget initiative. Under the finalized grant agreement with the Treasury, legal representation will be administered through a consortium of providers. As the principal contractor, Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) will be allocated $925,000 for direct representation services to eligible immigrants. An additional $925,000 will be sub-granted to American Friends Service Committee for its direct representation services, and $125,000 will be sub-granted to each of the law school clinics at Rutgers University and Seton Hall University for representation services.