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Islamic State threatens feds, military 
after theft of personal data
Joe Davidson
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 The 'Stupid People of Iowa'? 
"How stupid are the people of Iowa?" Donald slump-Trump asked at a rally in November, though for all we know he's asking that same question after his second-place finish in Monday's Iowa caucus. He asked it while marveling that Ben Carson was surging in the polls two (long) months ago. It wasn't Carson who knocked Trump off his pedestal Monday, though; it was Ted Cruz. And Marco Rubio came very close to doing likewise (slump-Trump and Rubio won the same number of delegates). Cruz's victory is clearly the headline of the night — not least because the one guy unequivocally opposed to ethanol subsidies won the most caucus votes ever in the state that most benefits from those subsidies. But Rubio's late surge and likely momentum going forward may be the more interesting story. His path seems much clearer now than 10 days ago. That said, slumpTrump remains formidable and certainly has the ability to win the nomination.
          Another key story is how wrong the polls were. Cruz won with 28%, slump-Trump got 24% and Rubio finished with 23%. The Real Clear Politics average: slump-Trump (28%), Cruz (24%) and Rubio (17%). Oops. Once again, the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day.
          One factor in slump-Trump's loss might have been his increasingly  vitriolic attacks on Cruz, accusing the Texas senator of lying (by using slump-Trump's own words, by the way) and insisting that everybody hates Cruz. Evangelicals also proved decisive for Cruz and perhaps grew increasingly wary of slump-Trump.
           Some final notes on the GOP side: Mike Huckabee, who won Iowa in 2008, ended his campaign Mondaynight. Rick Santorum, the 2012 Iowa winner, can't be far behind. And what did $155 million in campaign cash buy Jeb Bush? A sixth place finish with less than 3% of the vote.
          Now for the Democrats. Hilly Clinton managed to pull near-defeat from the jaws of victory, and a narrow loss for Bernie Sanders is still a "win" for him. As we go to press, Clinton leads by less than a percentage point. After her machine spent a year building a get-out-the-vote operation and a 12 point lead as recently as two weeks ago, she collapsed, surely leaving many to wonder if this isn't a repeat of 2008. Her bitter tone in her speech clearly reflected her wounded sense of entitlement.
          By the way, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley dropped out of the race. Yes, until last night he was still in it.  -The Patriot Post
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 Islamophile nObama to Visit Radical Mosque 
Can somebody say "Blinding Islamophilia"? On Wednesday, Barack nObama is scheduled to visit a Baltimore mosque to show his support for the Islamic community. A White House staffer emailed The Washington Post saying nObama is going "to celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life. ... As the President has said, Muslim Americans are our friends, and neighbors; our co-workers, and sports heroes — and our men and women in uniform defending our country." The Muslim Public Affairs Council told the Post that it helped the White House to pick which mosque to visit, and that the Islamic Society of Baltimore was an "average Joe mosque."
          But the mosque isn't exactly filled with the "moderate Muslims" nObama and the rest of the Left like to say make up the majority of adherents to the Religion of Peace™ in the United States. As Investor's Business Daily reports, the mosque is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America, a group the Justice Department named in 2007 as an unindicted coconspirator for giving $12 million to Hamas. Furthermore, the mosque's former imam of 15 years, Mohamad Adam el-Sheikh, left to replace Anwar Awlaki — the al-Qaida leader who was influential for the Fort Hood jihadi, and later killed by an nObama drone strike — at a Virginia mosque where some of the 9/11 hijackers attended. El-Sheikh also founded a Muslim organization that U.S. prosecutors say is the U.S. franchise of the Muslim Brotherhood. If this mosque is what the Obama administration says represents moderate Muslims, will Muslim leaders condemn this visit?   -The Patriot Post
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 Electric Vehicle Expectations Short Circuit 
With the per-barrel cost of crude oil hovering below $35 and showing no signs of spiking, gasoline prices continue to drop. Today, the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel is a remarkably low $1.79. The steady decline throughout 2015 no doubt propelled the auto market on its way to setting a new benchmark. Last month, the Associated Press reported that "U.S. auto sales hit a record high of 17.47 million in 2015, topping the old record of 17.35 million set in 2000." The report added, "Analysts expect sales could go even higher this year as unemployment continues to decline and more young buyers enter the market."
          However, the outlook for the electric vehicle market is far less sublime. Recall this prediction from Barack nObama's 2011 State of the Union address: "With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015." But with 2015 in the history books, the report card is rustier than a decades-old junk car. According to statistics provided by hybridcars.com, a total of 411,120 plug-in electrified vehicles (PEV) have been purchased in the United States since 2008. nObama's prediction would be right if he was talking globally — about 1.2 million PEVs have been sold worldwide — but he wasn't, which means he only reached about 41% of his goal. In other words, good enough to earn an "F." But who said anything about graded tests? This is government, after all.
          The ironic thing is that both cheap gasoline and the struggling electric vehicle market are the result of failed policies. Instead of depending less on gasoline-powered vehicles, millions of Americans are buying them in droves despite nObama taking undeserved credit. And hybridcars.com notes, "Last year the U.S. purchased 2.8 percent fewer PEVs than it did in 2014." No wonder Tesla CEO Elon Musk says "the industry as a whole, I think, will definitely suffer from lower oil prices." The trends are completely opposite what nObama said they would be. But he'll gladly take credit for them anyway. Only in government is missing your goal by 59% considered a success.  -The Patriot Post
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Contradicting hanoi-Kerry, Iran Claims
$100 Billion in Sanctions 
Relief ‘Fully’ Released
 Patrick Goodenough
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Secretary of State John hanoi-Kerry holds a one-on-one conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on the sidelines of the nuclear talks, at the Palais Coburg in Vienna on July 3, 2015.
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{cnsnews.com} ~ Iran now has access to more than $100 billion in formerly frozen assets that has been “fully” released as a result of the nuclear deal... regime spokesman Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht has claimed in an interview with state-owned television. “These assets have fully been released and we can use them,” Press TV quoted Nobakht as telling the Alalam TV network late Sunday. He said much of the money – Iranian oil revenues – had been held in banks in China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey for years because of sanctions imposed over the nuclear program. With Iranian banks now reconnected to SWIFT – the global cross-border financial transactions system from which Iran was excluded in 2012 – those funds could now be repatriated. However, he said much of it would not be brought directly home, but instead be used for purchases and investments abroad.
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Why Is Small Town America Being Inundated
With Muslim Immigrants?
Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
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{trevorloudon.com} ~ Looks like my old stomping grounds in Montana are heating up. People there are not taking nObama’s plan to force refugees on them lying down... There was a protest in Missoula, Montana at 10 a.m. this morning over that very issue. It is just one of many battles brewing out there in small town America. Small towns in the sparsely populated parts of America are the perfect place to relocate these refugees. Especially, if your agenda includes politically terraforming the country. The West is historically conservative in their politics. Many are Republicans and Libertarians. Even the Democrats hearken back to an earlier time when they were more conservative in nature. nObama and the Democrats can’t have that. They need to have an entire country willing to submit to Marxist diktats. They need areas seeded with those who will vote Democrat and ensure that they stay in power no matter what. And it’s not just voting demographics that are pushing this move either. I personally believe that there is a warped logic to all of this. That if Islam can be made the predominant religion in America, people will be more easily controlled. That’s insane of course and won’t work, but there you have it. Instead, Shariah law will be implemented and you will see the same atrocities occurring in Europe happen here. The big difference being, that at least for now, Americans are armed and will use those weapons to protect their neighbors, loved ones and country.  http://www.trevorloudon.com/2016/02/why-is-small-town-america-being...
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Eight Signs the Democrats Are Sabotaging
the Benghazi Investigation
{americanactionnews.com} ~ Hilly Clinton’s most important donation in this campaign may be the $2 million of taxpayer money Democrats have spent obstructing justice in the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s investigation of the terrorist attack... “While Democrats on the Benghazi Committee have made a big show of pretending to care about the cost of this investigation, they’ve made zero meaningful contributions and spent virtually all of their time and effort on undermining and obstructing the committee’s work, directly contributing to its length and cost,” says Committee spokesman Matt Wolking. “Their incessant politicization of legitimate congressional oversight is appalling and grotesque, and only proves that the process could have been completed much faster if Democrats had helped with the work instead of delay it,” says Wolking. “Of course, their motivations are obvious: they’ve endorsed the former Secretary of State for president, and will no doubt continue to act as a full-fledged arm of her campaign, wasting taxpayer dollars on everything but getting answers for the families of the victims who were left without adequate security on September 11 in one of the most dangerous places in the world.”        http://americanactionnews.com/articles/eight-signs-the-democrats-ar...
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Soros and CFR Exploit Refugee Crisis 
for New World Order
Alex Newman
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George Soros
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{thenewamerican.com} ~ After having literally created the refugee crisis from start to finish — destroying multiple Middle Eastern nations and then demanding that Europe accept the millions of displaced victims — the internationalist establishment is now exploiting the chaos it unleashed to push more globalism and statism... Europe, Africa, and the Middle East are all in the cross-hairs of billionaire George Soros, the global government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations, and other key globalist forces. Among other efforts, the refugee-crisis instigators are using the horror they unleashed as a pretext to erode what remains of national sovereignty in those regions — all while further empowering supranational institutions such as the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, and even a globalist-backed “Middle East Union” yet to be formally unveiled. A new “Marshall Plan” and even an EU paramilitary force with unprecedented powers are also on the agenda, all on the road toward what establishment voices regularly refer to as a "New World Order."  With the refugee situation quickly spiraling out of control across parts of the continent — the mass sexual assaults on New Year across Germany and beyond, the implosion of law and order around Calais in France, the widely reported overrunning of Stockholm's central station by refugee youths, and more — the public is now growing increasingly outraged. Indeed, as The New American  reported last week, even the establishment forces responsible for unleashing the chaos are now loudly denouncing it. The New York Times, an establishment mouthpiece that dutifully promoted the globalist wars that sparked the refugee crisis, and then the subsequent flooding of the West with the victims of those wars, ran an op-ed pointing out that Germany was “on the brink” due to the crisis. Top European political bosses have also been sounding the alarm.        http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/22447-soros-an...
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As Oil Price Drops, Iraq Faces 
Existential Threat 
Bob Adelmann
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{thenewamerican.com} ~ In Iraq the culture of dependency is so great that the drop in the price of oil threatens the country’s very existence... With every Iraqi dependent upon the government for essentials like sugar, tea, rice and cooking oil, and the government dependent upon oil for more than 90 percent of its budget, the existential threat is real. In January 2015 the government, headed up by President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, passed a budget that cut 16 percent from spending the year before. After assuming that oil would sell for $56 a barrel and that it would export 3.3 million barrels of it every day, it was still facing a deficit of almost 10 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. Other measures were employed: introducing a sales tax on airline tickets, vehicle sales, alcohol, and cigarettes. But oil prices dropped down into the $40s, and the outdated and war-torn oil delivery system was only able to export an estimated two million bpd. So government payrolls were cut.
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nObama's Dubious Mosque Choice
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{investigativeproject.org} ` Barack nObama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) Wednesday, his first visit to a U.S. mosque since becoming president... ISB leaders have amassed a record of support for radical Islamic causes over the years, including endorsing the Chechen jihad and Palestinian suicide bombings. Its former imam was active in a charity later linked to terror financing including Hamas, the Taliban, and for providing "hundreds of thousands of dollars" to Osama bin Laden. It's safe to assume the White House vetted the ISB and found it an acceptable venue for a presidential appearance despite it's history. And that is not surprising. The nObama administration has repeatedly embraced contact with the Muslim Brotherhood, repeatedly meeting with its officials during and after the Arab Spring while ignoring secular democracy advocates. It praised the early tenure of Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi when he briefly served as Egypt's president. The administration also helped a Brotherhood delegation skip routine screening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection upon landing in America.
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Sheriff Clarke – Clinton, nObama, State Dept
Contradict – Somebody Is Lying
 Rick Wells
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{constitutionrising.com} ~ Catherine Herridge gives an update regarding the offenses Hilly Clinton is alleged to have committed against the American people, which include, as she details, operational security, which could have placed American lives at risk... Herridge has spoken with a government official who has reviewed the 22 emails which are too sensitive to be released in any form, who described them as containing operational intelligence, real-time information about sources, methods and individuals. Revelations of information contained in those documents could have resulted in lives being put at risk. There’s also the matter of the Special Access Program SAP classified information which Herridge reminds the audience is beyond top secret. They also discuss the existence of emails that are between the State Department, Hilly Clinton and nObama, which she puts at “a little shy of two dozen,” emails that are also being withheld in full. The State Department claims that they don’t contain classified  information but that they are being held because they were with nObama and they don’t want to set a precedent of providing documents on demand. Herridge points out that Clinton is being disingenuous when she claims that she wants these emails released, as she knows that they won’t be.
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Patrick Kennedy to Testify Before
Benghazi Committee
 Alana Goodman
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U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya 
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{freebeacon.com} ~ Hilly Clinton’s deputy at the State Department will testify before a closed-door meeting of the House Benghazi Committee on Wednesday, where he will likely be pressed on why the State Department has failed to produce certain documents requested by the committee... Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy will be the 72nd witness interviewed by the committee, Chairman Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) said in a statement on Tuesday. Kennedy’s testimony comes on the heels of newly released emails that show the under secretary discussed creating a “stand-alone” network for Clinton to check her emails while at her State Department office. Gowdy said in a statement that the committee would also question Kennedy about the security lapses at the Benghazi consulate:
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TPP Smoke Screen Shows It’s A
World Govt Slippery Slope
 Rick Wells
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{constitutionrising.com} ~ A debate between the nObama regime, special interests and congressional Republicans and Democrats over tobacco is providing a glimpse into the enormous mountain of profiteering and problems that are engineered into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP...  It is not a free trade agreement that will provide economic security for the American people as the politicians and money changers would have us believe; it is the exact opposite. TPP is a set of rules written by big business and their lobbyists that ensure those who wrote the deal receive a host of major advantages. The biggest losers are the American people and our self-determining system of government. Just how bad this deal is for America is illustrated by a report from The Hill in which what they call “public health groups” are pressing for Democrat support of TPP because of a carve-out that denies tobacco companies “protection” under dispute settlement provisions. That protection would provide reimbursement for lost “estimated revenue” by a government regardless of the reasons or routine nature of the causes or their legitimate service to the citizens. It’s international corporate extortion. The decision is final; there is no appeal.
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nObama Admin Has Not Prosecuted a
Single Palestinian Terrorist
Who Killed Americans
 Adam Kredo
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{freebeacon.com} ~ The nObama administration has not prosecuted a single Palestinian terrorist responsible for killing Americans abroad, despite a congressional mandate ordering the Justice Department to take action against these individuals, according to disclosures made by lawmakers on Tuesday... Palestinian terrorists have murdered at least 64 Americans, including two unborn children, since 1993. Yet the U.S. government has failed to take legal action against those who committed the crimes, lawmakers disclosed during a Tuesday hearing on the Justice Department’s failure to live up to its mandate to bring these terrorists to justice. Many of the terrorists continue to roam free across the Middle East, with one hosting a Hamas-affiliated television show in Jordan.
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Islamic State threatens feds, military 
after theft of personal data
Joe Davidson
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{jewishworldreview.com} ~ Charges against arrested ISIS-linked hacker reveal terror threats against federal employees and military members.
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The federal workforce, already shaken by a massive cybertheft of personal data, now confronts another reality - ISIS has some of that same information.
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Ardit Ferizi, 20, from Kosovo, was in federal court last week on charges he provided the brutal terrorist organization names, email addresses, passwords and locations of federal employees and military members.
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It's worth noting up front the number of people whose information was stolen for ISIS is small -- 1,351, compared to the 21.5 million people whose background security clearance data was poached in the cybertheft announced last year.
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Also, there is no reported harm -- physical, financial or otherwise -- to the cyber victims from ISIS. The FBI's criminal complaint against Ferizi, however, paints a frightening picture of what the terrorist group, aka ISIL, planned for that information. More broadly, this case, like the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, is another indication of the particular threat federal government personnel and workplaces face from extremists, foreign and domestic.
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"Specifically, the PII (personally identifiable information), stolen by Ferizi was knowingly provided to ISIL to be used by ISIL members and supporters to conduct terrorist attacks against the US government employees whose names and locations were published," according to the document filed in federal district court in Alexandria by FBI Special Agent Kevin M. Gallagher.
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It's one thing if a cyber identity thief goes on a Best Buy shopping spree at your expense. It's quite another if your personal information is obtained by those who practice mass murder.
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This has to raise concern for public servants who must trust their employer to safeguard their information, despite serious indications that Uncle Sam, as well as many in the private sector, really can't be trusted in that department. No one is safe. In October, a teenager claimed responsibility for hacking the private AOL email account of CIA Director John Brennan. The New York Post said the account held his security clearance information, including family Social Security numbers.
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Last month, the White House outlined the measures the nObama administration is taking to strengthen cyber protections, including stronger authentication for computer systems, increasing scans for compromise and tightening practices for privileged users. Also, OPM has created the position of senior cyber adviser to help cut the risk of future intrusions. In October, the White House released its plan to modernize federal cybersecurity.
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The complaint by Gallagher, formerly an independent contractor for two intelligence agencies, says Ferizi stole the information from the computer server that hosts the website of an unnamed business, referred to as "Victim Company." Little was revealed about the firm, except it is a retailer "that sells goods via the Internet to customers in multiple states." The server is located in Phoenix, but Gallagher noted that some theft victims live in the Eastern District of Virginia, which includes an area from the District's suburbs to Richmond and the Hampton Roads region. This part of the state probably was cited because it's the jurisdiction of the district court.
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Ferizi allegedly stole personal information belonging not to just federal employees and service members, but to about 100,000 people in total, according to Gallagher. But the suspected intended use of the government personnel data is chilling.
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Sometime between June 13 and August 11, 2015, Ferizi provided the personal information "to ISIL, intending it to be used by and for ISIL, and knowing that ISIL would use the PII against the US personnel, including to target the US personnel for attacks and violence," the complaint reads.
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On August 11, Junaid Hussain, "a known ISIL member" who received stolen information from Ferizi, reposted an Islamic State Hacking Division tweet, according to the FBI. The tweet linked to a 30-page document with a warning to the "Crusaders:"
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"We are in your emails and computer systems, watching and recording your every move, we have your names and addresses, we are in your emails and social media accounts, we are extracting confidential data and passing on your personal information to the soldiers of the khilafah, who soon with the permission of Allah will strike at your necks in your own lands!"
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The following 27 pages in the document listed the names, email addresses and passwords, locations and phone numbers for U.S. personnel, according to the FBI. The complaint says the Islamic State Hacking Division, which the FBI says is linked to Ferizi, posted a "Kill List" in March that purportedly included the names and addresses of 100 U.S. service members.
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Ferizi was arrested in Malaysia last year. Using the handle Th3Dir3ctorY, he led an Internet hacking group of ethnic Albanians called Kosova Hacker's Security (KHS), the FBI said.
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KHS has hit government and private websites in Israel, Serbia, Greece and Ukraine. The group claims it has hacked more than 20,000 websites, including Interpol, the international police organization, IBM research and Microsoft's Hotmail, according to the complaint. KHS also claimed responsibility for having posted more than 7,000 Israeli credit card numbers in January 2012.
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When five top administration officials announced new measures for background investigations several days ago, they said "we are committed to protecting the security of not only our systems and data, but also the Personally Identifiable Information of the people we entrust with protecting our national security."
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Is that a commitment they - or anyone - can keep?
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SICK: New Jersey Awarded $3.8 Million In Financial Aid To Illegal Aliens


 A local news report revealed that the state of New Jersey awarded $3.8 million in financial aid to illegal immigrants during the 2018-2019 school year.

According to a report from NJ.com, the state of New Jersey gave $3.8 million in financial aid to 749 illegal immigrant students in the last academic year. More than a quarter of the funding went to 328 illegal immigrants that attend Rutgers University.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a law last year that allowed illegal immigrants to apply for financial aid. Prior to the signing, illegal immigrants were permitted to apply to pay in-state tuition at public universities but they were not eligible for financial aid.

Murphy, who supports the spending, hit back at Republican critics by arguing that giving financial aid to illegal immigrants is compatible with American values.

“I’d even invite any of those folks who have that attitude, beginning with our president, to come on into this room and allow me or any of us to say, ‘This is the United States of America,’” Murphy said at the time.

David J. Socolow, executive director of the state’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, defended the state’s decision to offer financial aid to illegal immigrants.

“This financial assistance offers these New Jersey students a life-changing opportunity,” Socolow said in a brief comment.“The successes of these first 513 students, who are now attending county colleges, state colleges and universities, and independent institutions around the state, will have a positive impact on countless additional lives.”

According to the report, there is currently no limit on the amount of illegal immigrant students that are permitted to receive financial aid from the state of New Jersey. State lawmakers forecast that they will spend approximately $5 million on financial aid for illegal immigrants each year.

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