New Jersey Governor Announces $2.1M in Aid for Immigrants Facing Deportation

November 21, 2018 AT 9:10 AM

By Mike Catalini

New Jersey allocated more than $2 million to help immigrants facing deportation, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday.

The first-year Democrat said in a statement that the $2.1 million grant agreement called for in this year’s budget was finalized Monday.

“Families who came to New Jersey for a better life do not deserve to be torn apart by the federal government’s cruel and discriminatory policies,” Murphy said in a statement.

The idea was unveiled early this year but was finalized as legal groups argue in federal court against the Trump administration’s ban on asylum for anyone who illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border.

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