Monday, January 4, 2010

In state tution for all of NJ's Residents a possibility

For the first time in ten years, both the NJ state Senate and Assembly Appropriation's Committees voted to send a bill allowing undocumented students who have graduated from a NJ high school and attended high school in NJ for at least 3 years to pay in-state tuition to the floor of both houses.

This bill had been sitting in committee for a decade and will now be given a vote. Interestingly, it is actually in the state's financial interest to pass this bill, as a Rand Corporation (and the NJ Legislature's own studies) have shown that Latino women with higher education contribute $9000 per year more to the state revenue than the same demographic without. There will also not be a significant loss to most state schools, according to many universities. It will simply give an underclass of the population an opportunity to better themselves and better the US population.

See N.J. Assembly committee approves bill allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition for a full article (although not complete for wholly accurate) article.


PseudoPiskie said...

I support mass legalization of illegals who can prove they have contributed by working regularly or going to school without any involvement with the law for a period of time. This is a good plan.

Allie said...

By the way, this passed in both sub-committees by good margins but never got posted for a vote in the assembly before the new Gov was inaugurated.