New Jersey is about to pass two bills, one in the House and one in the Senate, that would give illegal aliens in-state tuition. This is a clear violation of the 1996 Federal Immigration Nationality Act of 1996. In the act - section 8 USC 1623 - it states “…an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit…”
What this means is that if a citizen anywhere in the United States is not also offered in-state tuition then neither can an illegal alien be offered such.
Of course violating federal law is not the only reason that illegal aliens should not receive in-state tuition in any state. Common sense seems to have been lost in realizing that there are only so many seats in college and every seat that an illegal alien sits in is a seat that an American citizen is not sitting in. Illegal aliens should not be allowed to go to US colleges at all, let alone on subsidized taxpayer funds.
Your action is needed urgently in New Jersey to oppose these bills.
Here is the information you need and the steps to take.
Both bills are identical:
Text of NJ House Bill A194
sponsored by Assemblyman GORDON M. JOHNSON and Assemblywoman VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE
Text of NJ Senate Bill S1036
Sponsored by Senator RONALD L. RICE and Senator SANDRA B. CUNNINGHAM
You need to call legislators and tell them that you oppose A194 and S1036 and that you expect them to vote against these bills when brought up.
Let them know how you feel about illegal aliens taking the limited college seating from American citizens - and at taxpayer expense to boot!
You can find a full list - with phone numbers - of the NJ legislators at the New Jersey legislature website (there are 4 pages with a next link at the bottom)
People who support bills like this are why our country is going down the tubes and you need to act to end this. The US House and Senate already are moving to start passing amnesty initiatives like the DREAM act. We need to defeat them at both the state and federal level.