- The NJ DREAM Act Coalition and New Jersey United Students kicked off their campaign for "tuition equality" for illegal immigrants attending New Jersey colleges earlier this week with a rally on the steps of the Statehouse in Trenton.
- The groups are calling for the passage of legislation allowing undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges (there are currently several pieces of legislature regarding this issue being considered by state lawmakers), and they also handed out "tuition equality" literature to everyone arriving for Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State address.
- Some estimates place as many as 60,000 young illegal immigrants in New Jersey, and legislation currently being considered would require them to apply for legal citizenship or President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to receive in-state tuition.
From the article:
TRENTON — A coalition of college students and immigration activists will kick off a campaign today calling for "tuition equality" for illegal immigrants at New Jersey colleges. The group — which will stage its first rally on the steps of the Statehouse in Trenton this morning — is pushing for passage of controversial legislation that would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at the state’s public colleges. ...