On tuesday january 7th 2014, members of the New Jersey Dream Act Coalition attended the ceremonial signing of the NJ Dream Act at the Colin Powell Elementary School in Union City, NJ.
This is something that many members of the coalition have been fighting, and advocating for (some for almost 10 years).
We applaud the passage of this new law, as it is something that will benefit our community, especially Union City, but we still advocate for state aid. Although state aid provides a small economic relief, let's keep in mind that undocumented students are still not eligible for federal state aid, grants, and certain scholarships.
If we want true tuition equality then we must also allow undocumented students to apply for state aid.
In-State tuiton is the first step...
Let's remain together and let's keep on fighting for justice for our community!