Archive for Tag: illegal immigrants

Peterson pushes amendment to protect integrity of voting system

TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of the Assembly’s vote on the illegal immigrant driver’s license legislation (S3229/A4743), Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-Hunterdon) proposed an amendment to prevent voter fraud opportunities. WATCH: Peterson pushes amendment to protect integrity of voting system  “The Motor Vehicle Administrator came before our committee and she testified...

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Dancer and Clifton: Rewarding illegal immigrants with licenses does not make us safer

TRENTON, N.J. –– Along party lines today, the Assembly approved legislation (S3229/A4743) giving illegal immigrants living in New Jersey the ability to obtain driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards through the Motor Vehicle Commission. Assemblymen Ron Dancer and Rob Clifton blasted Democrats for fast-tracking bad legislation that opens the...

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Wirths proposes background checks during illegal immigrant driver’s license debate

TRENTON, N.J. –Citing safety and security concerns, Assemblyman Hal Wirths proposed an amendment to the illegal immigrant driver’s license bill (A4743) that would require all applicants to undergo a wanted person check to determine whether they had an outstanding arrest warrant or pending charges. WATCH: Wirths proposes background checks...

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Peterson tells Democrats to prioritize law-abiding citizens instead of illegal immigrants

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a bill (S3229/A4743) along party lines to give illegal immigrants living in New Jersey the ability to obtain driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards through the Motor Vehicle Commission. Assemblyman Erik Peterson said this is another example of Democrats pandering...

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DePhillips: Driving is a privilege not a right

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips slammed Democrats for fast-tracking legislation (A4743) that would allow illegal immigrants the ability to obtain driver’s licenses and identification through the Motor Vehicle Commission.  “The Democrats are devaluing American citizenship by allowing those who broke the law to live in New Jersey to...

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Peterson, Carroll oppose bill allowing illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Judiciary Committee today passed a bill (A4743) creating two categories of driver’s licenses and identification cards. The measure advanced along party lines. Assemblymen Erik Peterson and Michael Carroll were the two no votes, providing a minority statement expressing why they were opposed to the...

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Wirths calls on U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Murphy administration’s Immigrant Trust Directive

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths is seeking the help of the U.S. Attorney General and the Department of Justice to end the state’s Immigrant Trust Directive. “The Murphy administration’s Immigrant Trust Directive is preventing the federal government from enforcing immigration laws and puts out a welcome mat for...

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Peterson pushes against Murphy’s petition for illegal immigrant driver’s licenses

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy’s push for lawmakers to pass a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses is inciting GOP Assembly members, including Assemblyman Erik Peterson, to voice their opposition while the Democrats stay silent. “The governor should put his energy and the state’s...

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Murphy push for illegal immigrant driver’s license is a ‘No brainer,’ but not for why he thinks, says Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Hal Wirths blasted Gov. Phil Murphy’s push on Monday for lawmakers to pass a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. “This is a ‘no-brainer’ only because it requires you to suspend all thinking and rational thought to support such a boneheaded...

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Wirths calls taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal immigrants outrageous

SPARTA, N.J. – College students without legal status are receiving nearly $4 million in student aid to attend two-year and four-year schools, according to 2019 data released by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority. Assemblyman Hal Wirths said that is outrageous, and taxpayers should be wholly benefitting from the...

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