Hon Freda L. Wolfson, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Cape May and Ocean Counties challenging the Murphy Administration’s Immigration Trust Directive.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 30th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Immigration, New Jersey | Tags: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Immigration, Immigration Trust Directive, New Jersey, Sanctuary State, U.S. Judge Freda Wolfson | Comments Off on Federal Judge dismisses Sanctuary State challenge
By Rose Ann Scotti
The Trump administration is suing the state to block its rules that limit law enforcement cooperation with ICE and allow criminal aliens to escape into our communities. According to Attorney General William Barr, these policies are textbook examples of misguided ideology triumphing over common sense law enforcement and are created by “idealistic”public officials who have offered “misleading rhetoric” to justify them. I believe the attorney general is being kind when he views these actions as those of “idealistic public officials”. I believe they are more the work of disingenuous politicians that will do everything to fool citizens into thinking they are working in their best interest, when they are really counting a vote here, and a vote there, as they march toward their next election victory. The Murphy administration’s policies put the interests of illegal aliens above all legal residents. Granting illegal aliens taxpayer funded legal aid and granting them college tuition assistance are two of the most egregious, and a slap in the face to beleaguered New Jersey taxpayers.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Opinion, Rose Ann Scotti, Sanctuary State, School Consolidations | 1 Comment »
The U.S. Justice Department sued the State of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy and NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal yesterday, seeking to halt the elements of Grewal’s Immigrant Trust Directive which 1) prohibit law enforcement officers from honoring ICE detention requests on illegal aliens in custody for other crimes and 2) require law enforcement officers to give those aliens written notice in their native language that ICE is looking for them.
“Jurisdictions that adopt sanctuary policies and instead release these criminals put all of Americans in harm’s way,” President Donald Trump said during remarks to the National Governors Association on Monday according to The Washington Post. “I know we have different policies, different feelings, different everything. But sanctuary cities are causing us a tremendous problem in this country. We have stone-cold killers that they don’t want to hand over to us and then they escape into communities and they cause, in some cases, tremendous havoc.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 11th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Attorney General William Barr, Governor Phil Murphy, Immigrant Trust Directive, New Jersey, President Donald Trump, Sanctuary State, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito | 2 Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden responded to NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s directive issued this afternoon which directs corrections officers at the Monmouth County Jail not to cooperate with ICE with a pledge to fight the directive legally and to keep Monmouth County residents safe.
“We shall continue to pursue legal remedies to this directive, which deprives Monmouth County of the ability to identify individuals who have committed crimes and are here illegally,” Sheriff Golden said in a statement.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, New Jersey, Sanctuary State, Shaun Golden | 2 Comments »
Old Bridge Councilman Mark Razzoli, a Democrat, Speaks Powerfully Against Murphy’s Sanctuary PoliciesPosted: July 19th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Mark Razzoli, New Jersey, Old Bridge, Sanctuary State | 2 Comments »
Governor Phil Murphy issued the following statement on Thursday evening:Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Gov Phil Murphy, ICE, Illegal Immigrants, Immigration Customs Enforecment, New Jersey, Sanctuary State, Trump Administration | 4 Comments »
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden took a respectful tone in his response to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office strongly worded rebuke of his extending the County’s 287 (g) agreement with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).
In a letter dated July 9 to Veronica Allende, Director of the Division of Criminal Justice in the AG’s Office, Golden promised to provide the information demanded in Allende’s letter of July 8 and enlisted the support of ICE to also provide information to the Attorney General’s Office.
Golden touted the success of Monmouth County’s 287 (g) agreement with ICE, which he said has been in place since 2010 and is only instituted at the jail:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Shaun Golden | Tags: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, ICE, Sanctuary State, Sheriff Shaun Golden, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Veronica Allende | 2 Comments »
“Our Board prides itself on making well informed decisions on behalf of our residents and wants further information before acting on this matter,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It is also important to note that my fellow Freeholders and I are not categorizing the documented, lawful group of citizens with illegal immigrants.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Sanctuary State, Tom Arnone | 9 Comments »
Democrat Freeholder Candidates Declare Their Support of Immigrants, Regardless of Legal Status
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders tabled a resolution opposing New Jersey’s Sanctuary State status during their regular meeting yesterday in response to publicly expressed opposition from Democrat politicians and their supporters and an impassioned statement by Yeimi Hernandez on behalf of the Latino Coalition of New Jersey.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, InsiderNJ, Jim Keady, Liz deBeer, Monmouth County News, Sanctuary State | 3 Comments »
A resolution opposing New Jersey’s designation as a Sanctuary State is on the Agenda of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 26, 2019 regular meeting.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, Freeholder Sue Kiley, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Sanctuary State | 6 Comments »