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New Jersey May Begin Offering College Financial Aid for DACA Students (NJ)
Monday, February 12, 2018
New Jersey May Begin Offering College Financial Aid for DACA Students
"A bill advancing in the New Jersey Legislature would allow undocumented immigrants in the DACA program to qualify for state financial aid to help cover the costs of college.
There are more than 22,000 DACA participants in New Jersey, the ninth highest number of the so-called Dreamers in the country.
Stephen Ruszczyk, a sociology professor at Montclair State University, said the legislation would help DACA students afford a college education.
“They’re dreaming in the same colors as their peers and they fully recognize their potential to make good on those dreams. New Jersey legislators can end this nightmare in which dreamers are most often forced to shed their aspirations and let go of many of their future contributions,” Ruszczyk said..."