New Jersey sure is generous with taxpayer money. Especially for non-citizens.

Campus Reform reports:

NJ doles out $250,000 for law students to rep illegals in court

If you’re an illegal immigrant in New Jersey, the state wants to help you deal with ICE and federal immigration courts.

The New Jersey Department of the Treasury, which is currently under the control of first-term Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy, devoted $2.1 million to legal representation for residents with immigration-related troubles, according to a November news release from the state governor.

Under the grant agreement, law school clinics at Seton Hall University and Rutgers University each received $125,000 for these purposes.

An NYU study previously reported on by Campus Reform offered suggestions for combating recent immigration policies pushed by the Trump administration, which have “led more mixed-status immigration families to live in a growing climate of fear and anxiety.”

One of the “mitigating strategies” suggested in the NYU report is to have American taxpayers fund legal representation by providing “state- or city-funded legal representation for those facing federal immigration courts.” The two New Jersey law schools of Rutgers and Seton Hall are also granting credit to law school students doing pro-bono work for immigrants facing possible deportation and refugees seeking asylum.

Rutgers law school announced its program earlier in the spring 2019 semester, when it profiled the work that Pina Cirillo, a 2015 Rutgers Law graduate, has done with the clinic. Cirillo said in the feature that she was “really excited about the project.”


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