Latino Studies

Equality vs. Equity for Undocumented Students in NJ

Every child should be given the opportunity to reach their God-given potential.  That’s a moral requirement…   We need to get to work…on things like making sure there’s tuition equality for everybody…”   N.J. Governor Chris Christie —

This week, New Jersey lawmakers will send a bill to Governor Chris Christie’s desk that provides undocumented students who have grown up and gone to high school here with access to resident tuition rates and state-level financial aid.  This comes after Christie’s pre-election pitch that tuition equality was much needed and that legislation would “get done in the lame duck session.”  Yet, with the elections now over, Christie has backed off (more…)