Phil Murphy’s ‘Sanctuary State’ directive takes effect today

TRENTON, N.J. – The Murphy Administration’s “Immigrant Trust Directive,” announced last November by Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, takes full force and effect today (March 15, 2019), Save Jerseyans. The changes are nothing short of far-reaching and extremely dangerous. 

Henceforth, there are a number of regulations in place which bar local New Jersey law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, including:


  • “Cannot stop, question, arrest, search, or detain any individual based solely on actual or suspected immigration status;”
  • “Cannot ask the immigration status of any individual, unless doing so is necessary to the ongoing investigation of a serious offense and relevant to the offense under investigation;”
  • “Cannot participate in civil immigration enforcement operations conducted by ICE;”
  • “Cannot provide ICE with access to state or local law enforcement resources, including equipment, office space, databases, or property, unless those resources are readily available to the public;”
  • “Cannot allow ICE to interview an individual arrested on a criminal charge unless that person is advised of his or her right to a lawyer.”


Grewal’s full directive is viewable here.

The Sanctuary State’s first official day coincides with a reported FBI investigation of illegal voting in the Democrat-controlled North Jersey town of Dover as well as growing concerns over the violent criminals who are leveraging Murphy’s policies to hide in plain sight.

Visit the extensive Save Jersey immigration archives for more coverage.


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