New Jersey, Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, is about to take the reigns from former Gov. Chris Christie. And, as to be expected, he already has many new liberal plans and policies in the works.
Among Murphy’s list of priorities are legalizing recreational marijuana, demanding a $15 minimum wage, and creating a millionaire tax. As hair-raising as all of that sounds, nothing beats his promise to illegal immigrants.
Murphy announced that he is going to create the first government agency that protects illegal immigrants. And, he already has a name for it, the Office of Immigrant Defensive Protection.
While a number of Democratically controlled states have adopted an official policy of non-cooperation with federal immigration authorities, Murphy is seeking to outdo his progressive counterparts by devoting an entire agency to help immigrants navigate the federal immigration bureaucracy.
“It would be a place where everybody could call with questions about their status,” Murphy told WaPo. “Our guess is it’s going to be legal-services-oriented.”
Yes, he says he is creating the Office of Immigrant Defensive Protection to help illegal immigrants. He even says he wants it to be an agency illegals can ‘trust’. But, it seems that isn’t the only reason. And, if you’re not careful you’ll miss the message he is really sending.
He plans to accomplish all of that while wielding the power of the state to counter President Donald Trump’s agenda.
“We’re going to stand our ground on anything we find unacceptable, and unfortunately that list is long, whether it’s immigration policy, it’s offshore drilling, or it’s an awful tax plan,” Murphy said.
“We’re not going to compromise on American values and our constitution over here just to get a deal over here. That won’t happen.”
Basically, Murphy thinks that by creating the first government agency to pander to illegals he is sticking it to President Trump. And, he is doing it in a way that his democratic colleagues haven’t thought of yet.
He’s one-upping them in the competition to rebel against the Trump administration. And, you get to pay for it America.
Welcome to the world of liberal policies. I bet the people of New Jersey will be wishing Chris Christie was back in office before too long.
Source: Daily Caller