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March 13, 2019
Connors, Rumpf & Gove Online Petition Opposing Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens Hits 20,000 Signatures

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9th District Delegation Apprises Governor & Majority Party Legislative Leadership of Public Opposition

More than 20,000 people have signed the online petition started by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove as a grassroots effort stop in its tracks legislation that would allow illegal aliens to obtain New Jersey driver’s licenses.

Connors, Rumpf, and Gove sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy and Democratic legislative leadership to let them know that their online petition opposing driver’s licenses for illegal aliens has reached 20,000 signatures. (Wikimedia Commons)

The 9th District legislators apprised Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin in a recent letter of the intense level of discontentment to allowing New Jersey to become a sanctuary state in a recent letter, which reads as follows:

Dear Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Coughlin:

“Please be advised that an online petition established by our delegation opposing the enactment of legislation that would permit illegal aliens to receive New Jersey driver’s licenses has been signed more than 20,000 times.

Should you consider advancing that legislation, we suggest you review the comments posted on the petition website ( It is clear that New Jersey residents are appalled that people who are in the country illegally may become eligible for a privilege that should be reserved for legal, taxpaying citizens. We share their concerns that giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens would constitute a significant, detrimental, and highly divisive step towards establishing New Jersey as a sanctuary state. It is absolutely appalling that lawmakers would even consider advancing policies that reward people for breaking the law.

We hope the petition and this correspondence will become part of the official public record on this issue. We hereby call on you to refrain from considering, posting, advancing, or signing any legislation that would provide illegal aliens with driver’s licenses or any other State benefit. Thank you, in advance, for your review and consideration of this correspondence.”

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