If you’re a resident of the Garden State, then you’re undoubtedly aware how progressive policies by Democratic politicians in Trenton have turned the state into a third-world enclave, second perhaps to California in misappropriating taxpayer funds, for the benefit of illegal aliens.
Thanks to our tax grubbing Governor’s insatiable appetite to fund anything “illegal” this latest egregious action has cost hard-working New Jersey tax payer’s another $4-million dollars to fund the growing number of illegal immigrants flocking to New Jersey for “free’ college tuition.
Under New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, the state has seen a steady rise in the number of illegal aliens applying for financial aid if they’ve enrolled in an “in-state” high school.
During the state’s first year offering taxpayer funds, New Jersey spent more than $3.8 million dollars funding the education of illegal alien students during the 2018-2019 academic years.
According to USA Today, there were 749 illegal alien students who received financial aid during the fall 2018 and 19 spring semesters. The bulk of the $3.5 million came from the New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant, or TAG, program.
Murphy signed the law in May of 2018 to expand and include illegal alien students, or as Murphy would like to say “students without legal status” which should give you an idea what New Jersey taxpayers are dealing with in the Garden State, that aside from paying the highest property tax in the country, along with Murphy’s preposterous “rain-tax” law.
Moreover, in order to qualify for the student grants, all students have to do is sign an affidavit that promises they will at some point apply for citizenship, which begs the question, “DOES NEW JERSEY GOV. PHIL MURPHY FULLY UNDERSTAND IMMIGRATION LAW?”
In that, there are few legal options ounce an individual enters America illegally, overstays their visas or violates the terms of legal entry.
The U.S. immigration law offers very few options to go from being an illegal or undocumented immigrant to U.S. Citizen. However, there are several options, all of which would require legal counsel to fully navigate through.
Therefore it’s safe to assume that Murphy’s legal mumbo jumbo affidavit is nothing more than a well-orchestrated smokescreen by the leftist governor.
Another beneficiary to the governor’s scheme is, of course, the colleges and universities receiving the taxpayer funds. Leading the list is Rutgers University receiving the largest portion of the loot, more then $1.3 million dollars, another $273,610 goes to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, $271,671 to St. Peter’s University, and $206,850 to Montclair State University, with others dividing the spoils.
By contrast; while New Jersey doles out free money to pay for the tuition of illegal aliens, a recent report shows New Jersey is one of the top 10 states in the country for student debt, ranking 45th out of 50 with the average student loan debt in New Jersey averaging almost $35,000.
Perhaps the good governor rather than funding the education of illegal aliens could devise a program that would actually benefit Americans in paying down their student loans.
Moreover taking care of the needs of its citizens, who are financially under siege daily by Murphy’s egregious facial policies, for example reduce the state income tax, which stands at 1.4% on income less then $20,000, and almost 9% on those making $500,000; reduce the state tax, currently at 6.60%
Another point of contention is how progressives in Trenton discourage an individual from starting new businesses. A mind-numbing report just released by WalletHub showcasing the “best” and “worst” states to start a business, ranks the Garden State 49th out of 50 states, with only Rhode Island faring worse
WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez in an interview with TAPintoSPF said, “Lower business costs are what New Jersey really needs to become more competitive. The state has some of the most expensive office spaces, second-highest labor costs, and its corporate taxes are among the highest, as well.” The same report also ranked New Jersey “second-worst state” for retirement.