In the best interests of New Jersey residents, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Phil Murphy to shelve any effort to provide illegal aliens with driver’s licenses.

Recently, an announcement was made by the Murphy Administration that the issuance of driver’s licenses for persons in the country illegally would be postponed until May.

Connors, Rumpf and Gove issued the following statement:

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How can the State even consider going through the process of giving illegal aliens, who will have limited documentation, if any, driver’s licenses knowing the bureaucratic train wreck that is to follow?

“For long stretches, the State has been unable to keep various Motor Vehicle Commission facilities open to the public on a consistent basis for COVID-related reasons. This led to a backlog of cases and tremendous frustration for thousands of legal citizens who were stranded in the process of getting the documentation they need.

“As any business in the state can attest to, the Governor has not hesitated to use his executive powers during the state of emergency. His Administration should immediately rescind its previous announcement and take the official position that the state is not equipped to provide illegal aliens with driver’s licenses. Since the state of emergency, we have already witnessed the bureaucratic nightmares with unemployment, motor vehicles, and the vaccination process. The writing is on the wall.

“Our delegation stood unalterably opposed to the legislation that allowed for illegal aliens to get driver’s licenses, recognizing that it was part of Governor Murphy’s effort to make New Jersey a sanctuary state. To fight the legislation, our delegation started an online petition that received more than 22,000 signatures.

“Irate residents signing the petition demanded that the rule of law be observed and forcefully objected to New Jersey becoming the California of the East Coast. But in typical Trenton fashion, the views of law-abiding citizens were disregarded for purposes of political expediency. After the 2019 election, but just before the holidays, the illegal aliens-driver’s license bill was posted and passed by a razor-thin margin and then signed into law by an all-too-enthusiastic Governor Murphy.

“Rather than prioritizing the needs of illegal aliens, the state needs to get its act together in registering and scheduling residents, especially seniors, for to receive their COVID vaccinations.”