New Jersey is trying to be the California of the East Coast.
A new law allows illegal aliens the ability to apply for college financial aid.
Essentially, the law applies to the so-called Dreamers, illegal aliens that entered the U.S. as children.
New Jersey 101.5 reports:
Undocumented immigrants raised in New Jersey can now apply for state financial aid programs to attend New Jersey colleges.
The law was signed Wednesday and takes effect starting with the fall semester and the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application was immediately posted on the state Higher Education Student Assistance Authority website. (Click here.)
The new law makes immigrants brought to the country illegally as children eligible for the same programs, such as Tuition Aid Grants and the Educational Opportunity Fund, as citizens who meet income eligibility thresholds.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy promoted the new law in a Tweet:
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. pic.twitter.com/UMLvOATvOz
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 9, 2018
Giving aid to illegal aliens is fundamentally unfair to New Jersey residents that are already saddled with high taxes and it will only encourage more illegals to live in the state.
The new law is most unfair to legal students that could be getting more finacial aid.