REUTERS/Jason Reed - U.S. President Barack Obama (L) listens to hunger striker Eliseo Medina as he visits with immigration protesters in their tent on the Washingon Mall November 29, 2013. Since November 12, immigration advocates comprising "Fast for Families" have abstained from food as they call on congress to take up action on the immigration issue.
Blog Post | This Week in Immigration Reform
This Week in Immigration Reform: New Jersey and ‘Welcoming America’
December 2, 2013,
A short Thanksgiving week makes for a light load on the state and local immigration front, so here we go. In New Jersey, all eyes turn to Governor Chris Christie and the Senate-approved Dream Act offering undocumented students in-state tuition. During a Monday radio interview, Christie alluded he would not sign the current bill, saying, “not only are there technical problems with it that need to be fixed, but they’re also making the benefits richer than the federal program and the federal Dream Act. And that’s simply not acceptable to me.”