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Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Prevent State Resources from Being Used to Separate Families of Immigrants

TRENTON - Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order to prohibit any state resources from being used to assist the Trump administration’s policy of separating the families of immigrants.

“Ever since our founding – and even before – our nation has been a beacon for families seeking freedom and yearning for a better life. President Trump has turned this promise on its head by doubling-down on his inhumane and cruel policy of separating families,” said Governor Murphy. “It has no basis in law or Scripture, no matter how many times the President, the Vice President, or anyone who tries to defend this policy tries to spin it. This is a matter of human rights, human dignity, and basic humanity.”

Copy of Executive Order #29 

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