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Immigrant Tuition Bill up for Final Vote

by Associated Press
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 Government Press Office (GPO), Flickr

New Jersey could pass the tuition equality bill

Legislation making college more affordable for thousands of foreign-born students living in New Jersey illegally is facing its final legislative hurdle.

The state Assembly is expected to pass the so-called tuition equality bill along party lines on Thursday, sending it to Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

The governor and possible 2016 presidential candidate has said he supports the concept of extending cheaper in-state tuition rates to New Jersey students who were brought to the country illegally as children. But Christie said he would veto the current bill because it grants benefits that are too generous.

Christie doesn't want this group of students to be eligible for financial aid. He also wants to close a loophole he says could make New Jersey a magnet for foreign-born students from other states.
  

 

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