Many of New Jersey’s undocumented immigrants would be eligible for in-state tuition rates and state aid for college under a bill advanced by the State Senate Budget Committee today. The measure has been dubbed the DREAM Act and advocates think the time is now for tuition equality.
Gov. Chris Christie, a likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate whose inroads among Hispanics helped him to a landslide re-election victory, could soon be handed an immigration bill that grants in-state tuition to students illegally brought to the U.S. as children.
New Jersey Assemblyman Vinnie Prieto, who will soon take over as the Speaker of the lower house, said Thursday that his first priority is to do something about the state's highest-in-the-nation property taxes.