Murphy’s budget: $2.1M in tax dollars for illegal immigrants’ legal fees

TRENTON, N.J. — As New Jerseyans continue to unpack Phil Murphy’s reckless inaugural budget, Save Jerseyans, it’s increasingly clear that the billions in waste is not just massive in scale but also disproportionately benefiting non-Americans and continuing to further the Democrat Governor’s questionable priorities.

“The Governor will support New Jersey residents against Washington attacks by allocating $2.1 million to support non-profit groups providing legal assistance to those facing detention or deportation,” the Murphy Administration explained in its budget-in-brief explaining the numbers unveiled earlier this month.

It’s unclear at this juncture exactly how the money would be spent; the money could go to Legal Services of New Jersey or a variety of other similarly-oriented nonprofits.

During the 2017 campaign, Murphy promised to found the first-ever in America, state-based “Office of Immigrant Protection.”

New Jersey is home to an estimated 500,000 illegal immigrants.

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