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Governor Murphy and AG Grewal asked to “come to Sussex” to explain how Murphy came up with Sanctuary directive

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Trenton NJ, Parker Space and Hal Wirths (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) today followed up on their invitation to Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to come before a public meeting of Sussex County taxpayers to explain the process behind the Murphy administration’s Sanctuary State directive. The directive, which is highly controversial, formed a major part of then-gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy’s political campaign in 2017.  The political rhetoric from that campaign became a law enforcement directive after Murphy assumed office the following year.

“We want to know if this directive is about law enforcement or about politics,” Space said.  “We want to know what the thinking was behind it and who was involved.”

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Gov. Murphy’s Pandering To Illegal Aliens Continues To Be Dangerous For New Jersey

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Hackensack NJ, In accordance with an unfortunate edict enacted by Gov. Murphy’s administration, police in Atlantic County released an illegal alien this month who ran over and killed a 7-year-old boy and severely injured his 71-year-old grandmother.

The man accused of the killing — Jorge Rodriguez-Saldana, 30, was charged with third-degree causing a fatal crash and was issued a motor vehicle summons for being an unlicensed driver after the July 10 crash on White Horse Pike.

Rather than detain the man for federal ICE review authorities, the police following Gov. Murphy’s directive released him. According to Murphy’s edict local law enforcement is prohibited from cooperating with federal immigration officials.

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Murphy’s Sanctuary State Directive : A Reckless Political Agenda

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Trenton NJ, This week, Governor Phil Murphy doubled down on his Administration’s decision to direct local elected officials to impede federal immigration officials in their sworn duty to enforce federal immigration laws. Murphy’s Attorney General issued a strongly worded warning to two county Sheriffs, just weeks after a similarly stern-worded missive sought to prevent Sussex County voters from expressing their views on the State’s immigration and Sanctuary policies.

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Phil Murphy and his Attorney General’s Push for Sanctuary Status Called “egregious overreach of their power”

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Paramus NJ, District 38 Candidates Kazimir & DiPiazza Statement on Governor Murphy & AG Grewal

“Phil Murphy and his Attorney General are committing an egregious overreach of their power. Their empty threats to our wonderful law enforcement community over its cooperation with Federal Law Enforcement authorities should immediately be checked by all of New Jersey’s citizens. The political theater out of Phil Murphy and the rest of the Trenton Democrats must come to an end in this year’s elections. When we go door to door and attend community events throughout our district, we hear an overwhelming outcry against sanctuary cities and for law enforcement. So, we ask Phil Murphy, his Attorney General and all of the Trenton Democrats; why do you blatantly ignore the people you are elected to represent?”

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Legislators Blast Murphy’s Moves Toward Sanctuary Statehood

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Trenton NJ, Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Dave Wolfe of the 10th Legislative District are speaking out against Governor Murphy’s directive forcing jails in the state to reduce their cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The legislators blasted it as yet another step in the Governor’s quest to turn New Jersey into a sanctuary state.

“Governor Murphy’s directive will prevent our jails from working with ICE to deport known criminals who are already in custody,” said Senator Holzapfel. “It’s an outrageous and dangerous political statement that jeopardizes the safety of millions of New Jersey residents. We shouldn’t allow the Governor to create a sanctuary for criminals in our state.”

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Sheriffs have duty to protect communities from criminals living here illegally

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Trenton NJ, top officials in Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office issued letters attacking sheriffs for cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) through the 287(g) Program, which allows designated state and local officers to work with ICE to identify incarcerated illegal immigrants with criminal charges or convictions.

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Governor Phil Murphy Uses July 4th to Promote New Jersey’s Sanctuary State Polices

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CAMDEN NJ, Governor Phil Murphy announced two new measures to continue the Administration’s unwavering commitment to build an inclusive state for every New Jersey resident.

This morning, the Governor signed Executive Order No. 74, which directs the New Jersey Department of Human Services and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to advance immigrant and refugee integration initiatives, including the design of an Office of New Americans. The Executive Order also establishes an Interagency Workgroup on New American Integration to create opportunities for coordination and implementation of strategies and actions to advance immigrant and refugee integration.

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Opinion: People are leaving New Jersey, and it’s not hard to know why

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Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips represent parts of Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic counties in the 40th Legislative District.

Wyckoff NJ, New Jersey has ranked as the highest outbound state since 2012.  In other words, our state had the highest percentage of people moving out versus moving in compared to the other 49 states.

Even as the economy is doing better nationally, our state is lagging behind – and people are taking notice.

An annual survey by a national moving company, which recently released its 42nd report, found that twice as many people left our state than came last year.  The embarrassing streak should be a cause for concern, because the people who are leaving can afford to, and the people who are staying are paying the price.

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Readers Not Buying Senate President Sweeny’s Anti Tax Stance

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Here’s the playbook:
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1. Protest about high cost and government waste.
2. Vigerously declare that raising taxes is not the answer – become the “anti-tax guy”
3. Declare that all options were exhausted and you reluctanly must raise taxes – there is no other way and you know how mush i abhor raising taxes
4. Raise taxes according to my original plan and intent.
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Rinse.
Repeat.

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Phil Murphy : “I put forward a strong economic plan that will put us ahead of the curve as present and future corporate decisions are planned, and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to see it implemented.”

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Trenton NJ, Statement from Governor Murphy on Honeywell:
“As part of Honeywell’s global restructuring, the company has committed to keeping the vast majority of its existing New Jersey workforce in state. Though we’re never happy when any jobs leave our state, we appreciate their continued commitment and confidence in New Jersey. By maintaining such a strong foothold here, Honeywell is reaffirming their commitment to being a part of New Jersey’s future. That speaks volumes to our state’s strength, resilience, and value proposition.

“I put forward a strong economic plan that will put us ahead of the curve as present and future corporate decisions are planned, and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to see it implemented.”