On April 15, 2019 the NJGOP released the following press release.
Late last year when Attorney General Grewal released his sanctuary rules ICE responded with a threat of more immigration raids in New Jersey. A representative of the ICE office in Newark told NBC News at the time that ICE raids will “likely increase” as a result of the directive. “The probability is that at-large arrests and worksite enforcement operations, which already exist, will likely increase due to the fact that ICE will no longer have cooperation related to immigration enforcement,” ICE spokesman Emilio Dabul added “the highest priority is public safety and enforcing immigration laws, we must pursue that to the best extent possible, which will likely involve more at-large arrests and worksite enforcement operations.” That appears to be exactly what’s happening as ICE recently announced it had arrested 123 immigrants during a month long operation in New Jersey.
I am not a fan of the Real Housewives of New Jersey and probably would not know the name Joe Giudice if it were not for his legal issues. What I do know that Guidice was set to be released from prison on March 14, 2019 but is being held on an immigration detainer as his appeal on his deportation order makes it’s way through the court system. That appeal process could take up to a year. This leaves me wondering why we have not heard from Murphy, Menendez, Booker or other New Jersey Democrats on the Joe Guidice case. Guidice has been in the U.S. for 45-years and has a wife and children in New Jersey. Murphy has allotted $2.1 million for the legal defense of illegal immigrants facing detention or deportation in New Jersey. Why are New Jersey Democrats not stepping in to help Guidice?
Last week on the Informed Conservative Blog we discussed a Monmouth University poll showing New Jerseyans rate their quality of life in the state at an all time low, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats putting their opposition to President Trump before the American people again, racial bias in teacher hiring in New Jersey and New Jersey tax revenues being lower than expected. On the Informed Conservative Podcast our guest was RJ Bermudez talking about the March 26, 2019 March on Trenton to protest Governor Murphy and his destructive agenda.
In a blog post a few weeks ago we said if you want to see the future of New Jersey take a look at New York not realizing that reality would come so quickly. New York Governor Cuomo acknowledged that raising taxes was not the answer to his state’s budget shortfall saying “tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave and now what do you do?” Will Governor Murphy acknowledge that he cannot continue to raise taxes in the state that is already among the highest taxed in the nation and the #1 state that people leave?
In the summer of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, gave his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. In the speech, Dr. King stated that in the future, he wants his four children, and in turn, the rest of America, “Not to be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” A very poignant and powerful moment in this great nation’s history. However, in 2019, in New Jersey, those words ring hollow.
New Jersey residents views of the quality of life in the state have tumbled to an all-time low. On Monday Monmouth University released a poll that shows residents rate their quality of life in New Jersey at a record low. “This is a downward trend that should be very troubling to the folks in Trenton” according to Monmouth University Polling Director Patrick Murray. “The fact that this number just goes down year after year after year to a 40-year low really tells you something” Murray said.