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Former Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi (R-Vineland)

Fiocchi attacks DACA grant program

By Nikita Biryukov, February 19 2019 4:01 pm

Republican state Senate Candidate Sam Fiocchi on Tuesday attacked a bill signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy in May that provided financial aid for immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“It’s obvious the Murphy administration’s sanctuary policies hurt the citizens of New Jersey,” Fiocchi said. “Those sanctuary policies are going to lead to more illegal immigrants living in our state and more hard-earned taxpayer dollars going to help those living here illegally. It simply isn’t fair to those who do things the right way, the legal way. As a state Senator, I will work hard to push back against the sanctuary policies of Phil Murphy and his progressive allies and restore fairness to New Jersey’s taxpayers.”

The Office of Legislative Services estimated that the measure would cost about $4.5 million, a little more than 1% of the $426 million the state set aside for financial aid grants last year.

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