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Declan O'Scanlon

Posted on: August 31, 2023

Legislative District 13 Calls to Block NYC’s Attempt to Use NJ to Solve Federal Immigration Crisis

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (Monmouth - R's) call for immediate action by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to intercede and protect Atlantic City Airport from being used as a metaphorical band-aid covering the failed immigration policies of the Biden Administration.

The Legislators of the 13th District unite with a bipartisan chorus of federal, state, and local officials who demand recourse from the Governor as well as Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker to prevent New York City and New York State from diverting their own self-inflicted issues on the taxpayers of Atlantic City, Atlantic County, and the State of New Jersey:

"New Jersey should not in any way, shape or form be used as a scape goat to bear the fallout of failed Democrat Policies which continuously impact Americans and immigrants. It is well past time for the Governor and our U.S. Senators to make it clear to New York City and Washington, D.C. that New Jersey will not tolerate their inabilities to implement real, effective changes to address the immigration crisis facing this nation. The State of New Jersey should not become a tool to gloss over the gross ineptitude of federal politicians to produce a fair resolution.

The federal government and Biden Administration has neglected its responsibility to deliver on its promises to formulate a solution, dragging countless state and local governments into a problem that is solely their responsibility to fix. We will not sit idly by to become a sanctuary to host their failures nor those of other neighboring states. We call for an immediate action and solution to protect the welfare of New Jersyans as well as secure immigrants which, as of today, still have yet to be properly vetted before being set upon an American airport."

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