NJ assembly members want in-state tuition for all Jerseyans, regardless of immigration status

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Two bills aimed at allowing undocumented immigrants and the children of undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at New Jersey’s colleges and universities are headed for a vote in the state Assembly.

The first bill co-sponsored by Assemblymen Ruben Ramos and Sean Connors, and Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez, all Hudson County Democrats would allow students who are U.S. citizens to pay in-state rates even if their parents entered the country illegally.

The second bill, dubbed the Higher Education Citizenship Equality Act, would allow college-bound students to pay in-state rates even if they lack the proper immigration status to qualify.

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