UNION CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held a ceremonial signing of a bill Tuesday that lowers tuition costs at public colleges for New Jersey students who lack lawful immigration status.
Christie signed the bill privately last month, the day after the Legislature agreed to drop financial aid eligibility for the students. New Jersey is one of the most recent states to pass the so-called “DREAM Act” legislation, which extends cheaper in-state tuition rates to qualifying students who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children.
Similar legislation has stalled at the federal level.