Phil Murphy: Protect Violent Criminals Over Victims And Families In A Sanctuary State

"My bias is going to be having their back.” – Phil Murphy

Murphy “wants to make New Jersey a ‘sanctuary state’ that would not cooperate with the federal government’s immigration enforcement efforts.” (Observer NJ, 9/8/2017)


Murphy: “I’m biased” in support of illegal immigrants over crime victims

  • During a forum at the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics, Phil Murphy was asked when police should notify the federal government and immigration authorities about crimes such as rape and drunk driving committed by illegal immigrants. He dodged, saying, "I'm not sure what the right point of notification is this is,” but then said, "My bias is going to be having their back.” (Save Jersey, 9/28/2017)


“Murphy said he’d create a state ‘office of immigrant protection’ that would serve as a one-stop shop where immigrants could get legal services and questions answered.” (Observer NJ, 9/8/2017)


Under Murphy’s sanctuary state policies, criminals like Jose Carranza would be protected from deportation.

  • Carranza was previously charged with raping a 5-year-old before being convicted of shooting and killing three young college students execution style in Newark. He had a fake social security number and was in the country illegally from Peru. (The Star Ledger, 2/14/2012)


Under Murphy’s sanctuary state policies, accused child rapists like Edgar Mendoza would be protected from deportation.

  • Edgar Mendoza "was charged with sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl after her father discovered a stranger in bed with her in the middle of the night" (The Star Ledger, 9/20/2017)
  • "Prosecutor' spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio confirmed that Mendoza is in the country illegally." (The Star Ledger, 9/20/2017)
  • "Mendoza is currently the subject of a detainer from the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), records show.” (The Star Ledger, 9/20/2017)
  • "Trenton police said they charged Mendoza last year for peeping into a home" (The Star Ledger, 9/20/2017)
  • "Mayor Eric Jackson affirms Trenton is a sanctuary city" (Trentonian, 2/3/2017)
  • "As a sanctuary city, Trenton provides services, such as police, fire, health and education, to undocumented immigrants living in the capital city without asking about immigration status.” (Trentonian, 2/3/2017)