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mystery-ak:

New Jersey governor might give $40M in federal funds to undocumented immigrants

By DANIEL HAN and KATHERINE LANDERGAN

04/14/2021 01:07 PM EDT



New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is considering using federal funds to provide around $40 million in one-time stimulus payments to the state’s undocumented immigrants via executive action, according to five people familiar with the matter.

Representatives from Murphy’s office suggested the figure during a conference call with immigration advocates on Tuesday. Immigrant groups in New Jersey have lobbied for assistance during the course of the pandemic, to no avail.

The roughly $40 million figure — which would be funded through remaining federal CARES dollars — was a non-starter for advocates, who are seeking larger relief measures, such as $2,000 in direct stimulus payments to individuals and $600 in unemployment-like benefits. Sources said the 30-minute call grew “pretty heated” over the amount, which advocates said was not enough to provide real help to the state's nearly half-million undocumented immigrants. But administrative sources pointed out that the amount offered is similar to what’s in a bill that has failed to move in the Legislature.

The Democratic governor, speaking at an unrelated press conference Wednesday, acknowledged the private debate and said he was still working through his options, including tapping federal aid.

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https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2021/04/14/new-jersey-governor-might-give-40m-in-federal-funds-to-undocumented-immigrants-1374479

Hoodat:

--- Quote ---Sources said the 30-minute call grew “pretty heated” over the amount, which advocates said was not enough to provide real help to the state's nearly half-million undocumented immigrants.

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That number will easily grow to a million once they start handing out 'free' [sic] money.  Those near the NY border will be able to collect $2,000 from NJ an then cross over to collect $15,000 from NY.

mrpotatohead:

--- Quote from: Hoodat on April 15, 2021, 10:11:02 AM ---That number will easily grow to a million once they start handing out 'free' [sic] money.  Those near the NY border will be able to collect $2,000 from NJ an then cross over to collect $15,000 from NY.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBS0OWGUidc
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!

Gefn:
NJ has one of the highest tax rates of all the states, and this years property taxes are at a long time high.

People are very divided on Gov Murphy. He’s polling at an all time low n some polls, and other polls people just love him.

I guess it is because 1/3 of people living in NJ identify with NYC, the other 1/3 identifies with Philadelphia and Central NJ, is just....there.

Murphy is up for re-election in November. Third should be very interesting.  :2popcorn:

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