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Sanctaury State : Mexican National Released from New Jersey Custody Facing Murder Charges

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NEWARK NJ,  A 23 year-old Mexican national who is illegally present in the United States is facing murder charges in Missouri. He was released from the custody of the Middlesex County Jail earlier this year after a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) detainer was declined.

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Governor-elect Phil Murphy formally nominates Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal to serve as the state’s next attorney general

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December 12,2017

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Trenton NJ,  In an historic moment for the Garden State, Governor-elect Phil Murphy this morning formally nominated Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal, a Sikh American to serve as the state’s next attorney general.

“Our state needs someone with a steel backbone who will stand up to President Trump to protect the values of our state and all 9 million of our residents,” Murphy told reporters at a Statehouse press conference, standing beside Grewal, who is poised to become the first South Asian attorney general in New Jersey history and the first Sikh to serve as an attorney general in American history.

Grewal is a Georgetown University grad, who attended law school at the College of William and Mary, and built his career in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and as Bergen County Prosecutor, where he oversees 3,000 law enforcement officers and 70 municipalities.

“We are turning the page in New Jersey and I am honored to have Gurbir. There should be no mistake. He is a proud son of immigrants. His story is the American story,” said the Governor-elect.

Murphy is clearly trying to make a point based on the race , the Ridgewood blog thinks Murphy blinded by politics may have gotten more than he bargained for . Grewal a Democrat who was appointed by Republican Chris Christie . The Democrats delayed the confirmation of Grewal for some time . It seems Grewal is pretty much a straight shooter unlike his political motivated predecessor and would not play ball for the usual Democrat talking points .

While Murphy bills Grewal as the point man against President Donald Trump , most experts think Trump policies are the lest of  the Governor elect’s list of things to be worrying about . The states apocalyptic financial situation, depleted tax base , massive unfunded pension liabilities and a huge level of illegal aliens living in the state have most Trenton watchers placing bets as to date for the total collapse of New Jersey finances