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Christie Vows To Veto Dream Act

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Governor Chris Christie says he will now veto the Dream Act which passed in the Senate under Senator Stephen Sweeney. Prior to the election, Christie was speaking to a group of Latinos and said that he would support tuition equality.

Now he’s saying he does not support this bill, which would allow undocumented students going to school in New Jersey to qualify for in-state tuition.

A member of the New Jersey Dream Act Coalition and undocumented resident, Giancarlo Tello, doesn’t understand why Christie has decided to change now. “I see it as this is a bill that’s been in the legislature for ten years, and it’s been going through committee even during the summer. If Governor Christie did have any ideas on how to improve it, I wish he would have come to us while it was going on,” he said.

Christie says this bill grants richer benefits than the Federal Dream Act and could make New Jersey a magnet for students who are in the country illegally to come to New Jersey just to go to college.

Advocates of the Dream Act say that they are pushing through with this bill. It is their bill, the one they want to get signed, and they’re hoping the governor will change his mind.

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