Rutgers college fair January 30, 2016

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On Friday, January 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., a fair for undocumented students will be held in Ackerson Hall on the Rutgers-Newark campus. Last year’s fair was filled to capacity with more than 200 “unauthorized” immigrants and their families.

This year students from Rutgers University School of Law will also give a presentation on legal issues. The fair is for Dreamers–those students who do not have papers but can apply to stay in the country temporarily under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals measure signed by President Obama in 2012. In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation, called the N.J. Dream Act, that allowed Dreamers to pay in-state tuition at New Jersey’s public colleges and universities. Gov. Christie has opposed granting state financial aid to these students.

Students can register for the college fair at admissions.rutgers.edu/undocu. Information from nj.com, kheyboer@njadvancemedia.com

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