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NJ Dream Act Rally

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The Dreamers have made their way to Trenton New Jersey to march at the State House urging Governor Chris Christie to sign the Dream Act.

The Dreamers are undocumented students who have grown up in New Jersey but were brought here illegally by their parents. These students have all gone through New Jersey’s school system and now want to go to college and qualify for in-state tuition and scholarship money.

In protest, the Dreamers have marched 130 miles across the Garden State stopping first at the senate to sign the Dream Act, which they got approved. Now, the Dream Act moves on to the assembly and then hit’s Governor Christie’s office.

One of the students who spoke at a rally explained that she went through schooling in New Jersey and wasn’t sure if she could even accomplish her dream of finishing high school. She is now a high school graduate and has dreams of going to college, but funding that dream is hard for her to do.

The average cost for tuition subsidy from the government comes to be about $5,100 per student. The estimated cost for the illegal student population is $40,000, thus enhancing tax payer’s dollars by $200 million dollars.

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