Assemblyman Erik Peterson Slams Governor Murphy for Allowing NJ Unauthorized Immigrants to Attain Professional and Occupational Licenses
Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-23) stated,
"In 2018 Gov. Murphy allowed illegal immigrants to qualify for taxpayer-funded college financial aid.
In 2019 Gov. Murphy granted illegal immigrants driver's licenses.
In 2020 Gov. Murphy gave illegal immigrants professional licenses.
Over 1.3 million people in New Jersey are unemployed due to Gov. Murphy's lockdown. Many are facing financial struggles and some have still not received their promised unemployment benefits.
For the Governor to sign this legislation allowing illegal immigrants to directly to take the jobs of our neighbors, friends and family who are citizens or here legally is wrong. The Governor and the Democrats in the Legislature that voted for this legislation, like the Mayor of Portland are encouraging and rewarding lawlessness. Shameful.
For those of you who sat quietly while low skilled workers lost their jobs to illegal immigrants now, with this new law, illegal immigrants can now take your job as a CPA, doctor, nurse, lawyer etc.
Is this the New Jersey you want for your family?
I voted against this legislation as rewarding lawlessness leads to the anarchy we are witnessing in Portland. This is the path of lawlessness that Governor Murphy and the Democrats are running to catch up on."