'Ridiculous' how N.J. taxpayers foot the bill for illegals to attend college, Phillips says (VIDEO)

  • Cabot Phillips joined Fox Business Network Tuesday to discuss New Jersey spending $1.6 million on illegal immigrants' college tuition.
  • Phillips called the move "ridiculous," adding that it only incentivizes further illegal immigration.

New Jersey taxpayers are footing the bill to help pay for illegal immigrants in the state to attend college, a move that Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips says sets encourages further illegal immigration to the U.S. and further sets a dangerous precedent for future generations.

As Campus Reform previously reported, New Jersey forked over $1.6 million during the fall 2018 semester alone to help more than 500 illegal immigrants attend college. This is a result of Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signing a law allowing illegal immigrants to apply for state financial aid.

"Most average Americans can look at this story from the outside view and realize that it's ridiculous to use taxpayer money to subsidize and benefit people that are flagrantly breaking our immigration law."   

Phillips called the move "ridiculous" on Fox Business Network's Varney and Co. on Tuesday. 

"Most average Americans can look at this story from the outside view and realize that it's ridiculous to use taxpayer money to subsidize and benefit people that are flagrantly breaking our immigration law," Phillips said, adding that the move "incentivizes further illegal immigration." 

"If you're in another country thinking about skirting immigration laws and you see all the benefits that are given to people that do break the law, it's going to incentivize you further to come here illegally and also, it's an affront to law-abiding citizens," Phillips said. 

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While New Jersey is now using taxpayer dollars to fund illegal immigrants' college tuition, another school is taking a different approach. 

As Campus Reform also recently reported, Gonzaga University in Washington State promoted a crowdfunding initiative to help put illegal immigrants through college. Gonzaga Young Democrats President Anthony Willins suggested to Campus Reform that's what Jesus would do. 

“I think that as a Catholic institution, we are called to continue in the ministry of Jesus. This means standing up, and advocating for, as Jesus did, the most vulnerable members of God's creation," Willins said. 

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Jon Street is a news editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's CNSNews.com, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at Watchdog.org, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at TheBlaze.com. In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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