Last night Gov. Chris Christie announced his support for the New Jersey Tuition Equality Act, which would provide greater access to higher education opportunities for New Jersey students.

The following statement is from Udi Ofer, executive director of the ACLU of New Jersey:

"We are very encouraged by Governor Christie's words in support of tuition equality. His announcement should give a boost to lawmakers from both parties to pass the Tuition Equality Act and send it to the Governor for his signature as soon as possible.

The ACLU of New Jersey will continue to stand with our partners in the New Jersey Dream Act Coalition to ensure that the Tuition Equality Act becomes law. We must put an end to the unequal treatment of undocumented immigrants seeking to enroll in New Jersey's colleges and universities. Equal access to an education is an imperative for all students who call our state home, regardless of their immigration status."

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