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Statement from Governor Murphy in Response to DeSantis Stunt Exploiting Venezuelan Migrants


“I am outraged at Governor DeSantis’ heartless attempt to exploit vulnerable Venezuelan migrants in a political stunt designed only to improve his standing among his right-wing followers. It is sad to see him joining Texas’ Governor Abbott in this callous race to the bottom. This act cries out for Congress to work together on comprehensive immigration reform which treats everyone who wishes to be part of our family with rightful respect and dignity. New Jersey stands by our nation’s values which welcome those seeking a better life with not just open arms but, even more importantly, with open hearts.”