Our DREAMers are as much New Jerseyans as my kids. They grew up and were educated here and want to be part of our future economic success. That’s why today I signed a bill to allow our DREAMers to be eligible to receive state tuition assistance to help pay for their educations.
Earlier this month, Rutgers held a training workshop designed to help students, faculty, and staff empathize with the illegal immigrant community. One administrator suggested that the program should be mandatory.
The bill's sponsor, state Senator Teresa Ruiz (D-Newark), praised Murphy's move, saying that New Jersey prides itself in investing in "all of our students throughout their K-12 academic careers."
"I think they're taking the word 'Dreamers' and trying to put it in a positive light," Knight said. "But in reality, it's not fair for everybody else, for people who go through the process, for people who pay taxes and for people who come over here legally."