NJ Spotlight: Arguing the Costs of Tuition Equality




Published this morning on NJ Spotlight:

Arguing the Costs of Tuition Equality

A proposed measure would let all NJ students — regardless of immigration status — pay in-state tuition at state schools

Supporters of the Tuition Equity Act rally outside the Statehouse after the Assembly Budget Committee vote on Monday.

A bill that would allow New Jersey high school graduates to qualify for in-state tuition regardless of their immigration status cleared its first hurdle Monday, though it remains doubtful Gov. Christie will sign it into law.

The Tuition Equality Act (A-4225) was released by the Assembly Budget Committee on a party-line 8-4 vote after a two-and-a-half-hour hearing before a packed committee room.

The New Jersey debate comes as the U.S. Senate prepares to consider a comprehensive immigration reform package. President Barack Obama is pushing for the legislation, which would tighten border security and offer a pathway to citizenship for many immigrants who currently are undocumented.

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