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April 26, 2021
10th District Lawmakers: Murphy Catering to Illegal Immigrants While Legal Residents Suffer

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Illegal immigrants will be eligible for New Jersey driver’s licenses beginning May 1, and the 10th District Legislative team today said it is one more example of Murphy Democrats turning their backs on law-abiding residents to help those who are here illegally.

Illegal immigrants will be eligible for New Jersey driver’s licenses beginning May 1, and the 10th District Legislative team today said it is one more example of Murphy Democrats turning their backs on law-abiding residents to help those who are here illegally. (NJMVC)

“The Governor continues to ignore issues that make it unaffordable for life-long New Jersey families and retirees to remain in the state,” Senator Jim Holzapfel said. “Residents should be priority No. 1.

“The Democrats cut $13 million from Toms River and Brick schools combined, yet they are budgeting $8 million for legal aid for illegals fighting deportation,” Holzapfel continued. “Murphy’s agenda has always focused on making New Jersey more accommodating to undocumented immigrants, including his plan to commit $40 million to illegal immigrants revealed this month. It is insulting to hard-working families when state leadership demands tax money from them and uses it to promote a political agenda.”

More than 400,000 immigrants will become eligible for a license when a law signed by Murphy in December goes into effect on the first of the month.

“The Motor Vehicle Commission’s performance has been abysmal throughout the pandemic. Offices have been closing left and right and people have faced excruciatingly long lines to conduct basic transactions,” said Assemblyman Greg McGuckin. “It is clear MVC has been in over their heads since before COVID, and the influx of almost a half-million ‘new’ drivers seeking licenses will create even more problems. This is a bad idea, and once again, New Jersey residents will left holding the bag.”

“Our constituents are being treated like second rate citizens,” said Assemblyman John Catalano. “Trenton is catering to illegal immigrants while our school districts are losing aid, state spending is escalating at a record rate, and people are being forced to think about selling and moving away. It is time to stop rewarding rule-breakers and take care of our own residents first.”

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