New Jersey Passes Its Own Version of Dream Act

New Jersey recently became the fifteenth state to pass some version of the Dream Act, which provides in-state or discounted tuition for eligible undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

In the absence of comprehensive federal legislation to address immigration reform, and the millions of undocumented individuals living in the United States, states are increasingly willing to pass their own legislation, designed to provide relief to certain categories of undocumented individuals.  The New Jersey bill is designed to help “Dreamers”, which is a term used to describe the college-aged undocumented youth living in the United States.