Incoming NJ Gov Plans to Establish Agency for ‘Defensive Protection’ of Illegal Immigrants

FoxNews Insider, January 15, 2018

Former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy took office as New Jersey’s new governor Tuesday, and said he plans to establish a state agency geared toward aiding undocumented immigrants, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Murphy, a Democrat who held the ambassador post under President Barack Obama after several years as a Goldman Sachs executive, said the agency would be called the Office of Immigrant Defensive Protection.

Murphy previously vowed to make New Jersey a sanctuary state if President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Murphy told the Post the new agency will be an office that undocumented immigrants could “call with questions about their status.”

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Murphy added that he thought the term “sanctuary” had become tainted as a political “buzzword” — saying he preferred the term “welcoming.”

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