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Christie Agrees to In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants
NY Times ^ | Dec 19, 2013 | Kirk Semple

Posted on 12/19/2013 5:38:02 PM PST by Innovative

The New Jersey Legislature approved legislation on Thursday that would allow students without legal immigration status to pay in-state college tuition. Gov. Chris Christie planned to sign it on Friday, a spokesman said.

During Mr. Christie’s re-election campaign this year, he spoke favorably of tuition equality.

The compromise bill will allow access to in-state tuition for immigrants without legal status who have graduated from a New Jersey high school after at least three years of attendance.

Mr. Christie said the legislation would become effective immediately, allowing students to take advantage of it in time for the spring semester.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: academicbias; aliens; chrischristie; christie; discrimination; doublestandard; illegalaliens; newjerseyfatman; unconstitutional
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For all you Christie fans...
1 posted on 12/19/2013 5:38:02 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

What a pile of dog obama on a public sidewalk!


2 posted on 12/19/2013 5:40:52 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Innovative

Name one decent politician from that general area of the country.Just one.Because I can’t think of any.


3 posted on 12/19/2013 5:42:20 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Innovative

It must be nice to have a state budget robust enough to offer up that kind of largesse....


4 posted on 12/19/2013 5:43:21 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Farmer Dean

Patrick Henry?


5 posted on 12/19/2013 5:43:26 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: Innovative

Jabba the christie strikes again. Cue up the “only Jabba can beat hillary!” hordes of paid bloggers.


6 posted on 12/19/2013 5:45:28 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting some small say in who will get to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: dontreadthis

I guess that I should have said living politician.


7 posted on 12/19/2013 5:45:39 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Innovative

During Mr. Christie’s re-election campaign this year, he spoke favorably of tuition equality


Does this mean no more higher tuition for out of state students??


8 posted on 12/19/2013 5:46:38 PM PST by RginTN
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To: dontreadthis

No. Governor Henry was from Virginia. Not the cesspool state.


9 posted on 12/19/2013 5:46:50 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Getting some small say in who will get to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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To: Farmer Dean

What’s next??? Amnesty???


10 posted on 12/19/2013 5:47:00 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: RKBA Democrat

I should have done my research


11 posted on 12/19/2013 5:50:03 PM PST by dontreadthis
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To: Innovative
There's a story behind this that doesn't get much attention at all:

If it weren't for immigration (legal and illegal), New Jersey would be facing a long-term population decline driven by an ongoing out-migration of its professional class. Moves like this by the state government are simply an attempt to encourage people who grow up in New Jersey to actually stay there for at least another four years.

And hey ... this is New Jersey we're talking about. Legality never factors much into anything there.

12 posted on 12/19/2013 5:50:44 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: CMailBag

You’re damn right that’s what’s next.Boner and company are getting ready to sell us out.Right after the first of the year,expect a full court press for amnesty.


13 posted on 12/19/2013 5:51:26 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Innovative

Some people can violate “the law of the land” and be rewarded for it. The only requirement is that you aren’t a U.S. citizen. If you are, you get to pick up the tab.


14 posted on 12/19/2013 5:53:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: Innovative

The Federal Government mandates that we educate illegals through 12th grade. This is merely an extension and several states already do it. Would you rather have them uneducated?


15 posted on 12/19/2013 5:53:39 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Innovative

I would have predicted that The Blimp would have done something like this. How dare he bill himself as a conservative when it’s so obvious that he’s a flaming RINO. He can kick around teachers, but then kowtow to criminals AKA illegal aliens. Go jump off a bridge, Fatso. The resulting splash would clean up a lot of NJ.


16 posted on 12/19/2013 5:54:01 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: Innovative
When I was stationed in New Mexico my wife had to pay out-of-state tuition at UNM, because we retained voting residence in Ohio. I really resent people who are not even here legally being allowed in-state tuition. They should be deported, not granted a discount.
17 posted on 12/19/2013 5:56:36 PM PST by JoeFromSidney ( book, RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY, available from Amazon.)
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To: Innovative

Christie Agrees to In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants...

18 posted on 12/19/2013 5:57:50 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Innovative

One of my daughters finished up a graduate MA out in Oregon some years ago, and I was extremely tempted to say that she was an illegal alien in the application, so I could get in-state tuition rates.


19 posted on 12/19/2013 5:58:18 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Innovative
It's official.

Chris Christie will be the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

FR will go through another:

Not that RINO!
No, please not that RINO.
Better our RINO then their socialist

binge and purge cycles

Yeech.

20 posted on 12/19/2013 6:03:05 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

I think given Hillary v. NJFatboy in 2016, most Freepers will write in Putin.


21 posted on 12/19/2013 6:05:08 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: nascarnation

“I think given Hillary v. NJFatboy in 2016, most Freepers will write in Putin.”

Putin looks out for the interests of Russia — unlike our current president or either of the two candidates you mentioned. I think they also have a 17% flat income tax in Russia...


22 posted on 12/19/2013 6:07:30 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
These people are anti-American.

I'm not being rhetorical, consider:

Why do these politicians hate Americans?
23 posted on 12/19/2013 6:07:59 PM PST by Ray76
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To: Innovative

It would be offensive for a kid from New Mexico to pay higher tuition than a kid who claims to be an illegal alien from Mexico.


24 posted on 12/19/2013 6:12:19 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Innovative

Shoring up the base.


25 posted on 12/19/2013 6:45:41 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sacajaweau
Would you rather have them uneducated?

"Have them uneducated ..."?

How about "having" individuals procure their own education funding, whether they are illegal aliens, garden variety American kids, or ace high school students. Where they can get private scholarships, more power to them. But otherwise -- yeah, I'd rather have them "uneducated" on tax dollars, and that goes for legal and illegal citizens.

GOVERNMENT has no business subsidizing tuition for college kids. GOVERNMENT is intrusive and out of control.

26 posted on 12/19/2013 6:59:49 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Sacajaweau

I’d rather not have them.


27 posted on 12/19/2013 7:02:51 PM PST by Ray76
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To: Innovative

Signing the quasi-amnesty bills that American Governors won’t sign.


28 posted on 12/19/2013 7:06:59 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Finny

this isn’t a subsidy...these are joisey residents paying joisey tuition


29 posted on 12/19/2013 7:11:00 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Innovative

Hows the water in jersey? what the hell has he been drinking? The making of a rino


30 posted on 12/19/2013 7:12:51 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Ray76

I thought Christie was making so that Americans who went for 3 years in NJ qualified. Maybe the clown forgot.

It is a bad bill either way. But the way the Hispanderers attacked him for not giving them every single freebie is funny.


31 posted on 12/19/2013 7:46:02 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Farmer Dean

Rudy?


32 posted on 12/19/2013 7:51:33 PM PST by zeebee (There are no coincidences.)
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Screw him then. Let’s do every thing possible to keep this fat fraud from becoming president.


33 posted on 12/19/2013 8:53:00 PM PST by Godwin1
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To: Sacajaweau
I would rather have them in Mexico applying for a visa to come here if they want.

vaudine

34 posted on 12/19/2013 9:44:31 PM PST by vaudine
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To: Innovative

Good bye Mr. Christi.


35 posted on 12/20/2013 5:11:47 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Sacajaweau
It's a subsidy if the state law gives assistance or breaks or preference to Jersey residents (that's fine, but it's still a subsidy presumably footed by Joisey tax payers). So if undocumented immigrants who live in Joisey -- Christie is too much of a weenie to call them by their more accurate name, "illegals" -- receive in-state tuition breaks in Joisey, Joisey residents are still paying for it and so are non-Joisey residents who pay full tuition.

I maintain that the government HAS ZERO BUSINESS deciding on whether or not students get tuition breaks, assistance, loan help, or anything else. THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO BUSINESS IN EDUCATION, particularly in higher education. It is a principle of limited government. A no brainer.

Christie is a loser and those who vote for him thinking they're voting "against" his opponent are engaging in unicorn fantasies. When they vote for Christie, they are voting for a man who is principled around MORE and BIGGER GOVERNMENT.

Christie's take here on in-state tuition for illegals (and his careful refusal to call them that) is prototypical of the mindset that American NEEDS TO DISCARD.

36 posted on 12/20/2013 8:40:15 AM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Ray76

almost all democrat voters agree with all these corrupt leftist politicians (that’s at least the 40% of the population). then you have the news media who all democrats. the democrat party controls the presidency , the news media, the Senate, hollywood, the gov schools, academia, the global warming scientists, minorities, unions, lawyer associations, the gov workers, illegals , the news media, soros , etc. . these groups are All democrats. you beginning to see a pattern? you wonder why the gov keeps growing and why we are in trouble?


37 posted on 12/20/2013 10:34:16 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: Innovative

Well, if NJ has it and Texas has it...can they both be wrong? And if you think so, you probably need to talk to someone other than those living in NJ or Texas...along with other states who provide same.


38 posted on 12/20/2013 10:48:42 AM PST by DallasSun
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To: nascarnation

Texas offers the same and our state budget certainly is not what I would call “robust”.


39 posted on 12/20/2013 10:49:36 AM PST by DallasSun
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To: EinNYC

Does this make Perry a rino also?


40 posted on 12/20/2013 10:50:37 AM PST by DallasSun
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To: Ray76

Speak for yourself.


41 posted on 12/20/2013 10:52:13 AM PST by DallasSun
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To: Sacajaweau

They have no right to be here, let alone to draw off the dwindling trough of public funds! They must be encouraged to self-deport by being denied the ability to work, go to school or get any kind of welfare or health care benefits. And we don’t need any more magnets encouraging more of these lawbreakers to come!

Borders either matter or they don’t. Only if you believe in eliminating the concept of citizenship entirely can you support Christie’s lawless action. If anyone can waltz into America of their own free will from anywhere in the world and do anything a normal citizen can, then citizenship DOES NOT EXIST.


42 posted on 12/20/2013 11:33:55 AM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: DallasSun

So you support foreigners’ theft of social services?


43 posted on 12/20/2013 1:03:44 PM PST by Ray76
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To: Ray76

It is not theft when it is granted by the states. No one is forced to live in Texas. If you do not like it, you do not have to be here. Education is the only key out of poverty. Barbara Bush said it often, as did Laura.


44 posted on 12/20/2013 1:53:46 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: Ray76

It is not theft when it is granted by the states. No one is forced to live in Texas. If you do not like it, you do not have to be here. Education is the only key out of poverty. Barbara Bush said it often, as did Laura.


45 posted on 12/20/2013 1:53:56 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: Ray76

Nor do I support citizens theft of services.


46 posted on 12/20/2013 1:54:32 PM PST by DallasSun
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To: CMailBag
What’s next??? Amnesty???

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Yes. That is exactly what is next.

47 posted on 12/20/2013 1:58:25 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sacajaweau

American citizens should not be the slaves of illegals.


48 posted on 12/20/2013 2:00:16 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sacajaweau

They’re criminals.


49 posted on 12/20/2013 2:01:04 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DallasSun

Foreigners are committing theft, whether a state facilitates it or not. Which is entirely the point. States provide public education for their citizens, and under federal edict must also provide public education to illegal aliens.

>> No one is forced to live in Texas. If you do not like it, you do not have to be here.

Illegal aliens should not be in Texas or any other state. By the way, the thread is about New Jersey, not Texas.


50 posted on 12/20/2013 2:56:35 PM PST by Ray76
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