N.J. Senate To Vote Today On Illegal Immigrant Tuition

Hershkowitz ICE sign_wmIllegal immigrants in New Jersey might get to pay lower in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. The state Senate is scheduled to vote on the issue today. Outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine supports the measure, which would apply to illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria. Gov.-elect Chris Christie opposes it. Supporters say the measure would benefit young immigrants, many of whom were brought to New Jersey as children and educated in the public school system. Opponents sayย the measure awards lawbreakers and burdens the educational system.

Of the six states that take in the most immigrants, New Jersey and Florida are the only two that do not have some form of the in-state tuition legislation.

Illegal immigrants in New Jersey might get to pay lower in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities.

The state Senate is scheduled to vote on the issue today.

Outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine supports the measure, which would apply to illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria. Gov.-elect Chris Christie opposes it.

Supporters say the measure would benefit young immigrants, many of whom were brought to New Jersey as children and educated in the public school system.

Opponents say the measure awards lawbreakers and burdens the educational system.

Of the six states that take in the most immigrants, New Jersey and Florida are the only two that do not have some form of the in-state tuition legislation. AP

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