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Assembly Democratic Legislative Package to Allow College-Bound NJ Students to Pay In-State Tuition Regardless of Immigration Status Clears Assembly Panel
Bills are sponsored by Caride, Johnson, Fuentes, Ramos, Connors, Jimenez, Schaer, Quijano, Vainieri Huttle, Mosquera, Wimberly and Greenwald(TRENTON) - A two-bill legislative package sponsored by Assembly Democrats Marlene Caride, Gordon Johnson, Angel Fuentes, Ruben Ramos, Sean Connors, Angelica Jimenez, Gary Schaer and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to allow New Jersey students planning to attend a state college or university to pay in-state tuition costs despite of their immigration status or that of their parents as long as they meet certain requirements was released Monday by the Assembly Budget Committee.
"These students, who are U.S. citizens, have the same constitutional rights as all U.S. citizens. They have no less a right to in-state tuition, as well as tuition assistance than any other New Jersey resident or American citizen," said Caride (D-Bergen/Passaic). "In the case of young people who were brought here as children by parents looking for a better life; they should not be punished and should be given the opportunity to pay in-state tuition, if they want to attend college here. They will contribute to our economy and society by obtaining better jobs which would provide more taxable income..."
Benson, Diegnan, O'Donnell, Jimenez, Jasey, Albano & Caride Bill to Codify State Education Regulations Providing for Students with Disabilities Advances(TRENTON) - An Assembly panel released on Monday legislation Assembly Democrats Daniel R. Benson, Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Jason O'Donnell, Angelica Jimenez, Mila M. Jasey, Nelson T. Albano and Marlene Caride sponsored to ensure that those who help students with disabilities in the classroom will continue to be appropriately qualified.