MAHWAH, N.J. – The Murphy Administration isn’t lifting a finger to help Newark residents get a clean drink of water, but it split $3.8 million in financial aid among 749 illegal alien college students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Nearly 1,400 applied.
5th Congressional District Republican primary candidate Frank Pallotta blasted the governor and NJ-05 Democrat incumbent Josh Gottheimer for misplaced priorities.
“At a time when our own citizens — including our veterans — are sick, struggling with crippling student loans, and sleeping in the streets, why are we looking to provide free healthcare, tuition, and housing to unauthorized immigrants?” said Pallotta. “Josh Gottheimer fails to call out and stand up to members of his own party even as they push policies that will lead our country into fiscal ruin and harm our citizens.”
Governor Murphy authorized the first-ever student aid disbursements for illegal alien students in 2018. Earlier in 2019, New Jersey became a “sanctuary state” – one which bars LEOs from assisting federal immigration authorities in the execution of their duties – at the direction of Murphy’s attorney general Gurbir Grewal.
New Jersey is home to approximately 500,000 illegals.