A New Jersey college student’s immigration status will no longer play a factor into whether that student is eligible for certain in-state financial aid.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law Wednesday that would let illegal immigrant students be eligible for financial aid.
The bill sparked controversy when it made its way through the Democratic-controlled Legislature. Republican lawmakers blasted the legislation as a measure that gives a leg up over New Jerseyans who are here in the state legally.
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