As vehement opponents of sanctuary state policies, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are continuing their effort to defeat legislation that would allow persons in the country illegally to obtain a New Jersey driver’s license.
The 9th District delegation recently sent the following letter to the chairpersons of the committees that S-3229 and A-4743 were referenced to upon introduction:
“Dear Senator Diegnan and Assemblywoman Quijano:
“In your respective capacities as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and Chairwoman of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, we are calling on you to refrain from passing companion bills S-3229 and A-4743 which, among other provisions, would allow persons in the country illegally to obtain a New Jersey driver’s license.
“Justifiably, this legislation has drawn intense opposition from our constituency and residents across the state as evidenced by the more than 21,000 people who have signed the online petition (https://www.senatenj.com/sanctuarystate/) established by our delegation opposed to permitting illegal aliens to receive New Jersey driver’s licenses as well as any other sanctuary state policy. In general, people are alarmed and angered that this legislation would undermine the rule of law, create serious security issues and would be patently unfair to those motorists, especially seniors, who are mandated to meet the requirements of 6-Point ID verification by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC), thus creating a double standard.
“To provide a greater voice to all those who signed the petition, we request this correspondence and petition be entered into the official public record in vehement opposition to S-3229 and A-4743 which constitute a detrimental and highly divisive policy action toward establishing New Jersey as a sanctuary state. Thank you, in advance, for your review and consideration of this correspondence.”
On December 9, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed A-4743, while the Senate Transportation Committee is set to hear S-3229 on December 12.
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