Udi Ofer Speaks Out for NJ Tuition Equality

Former Skadden Fellow Udi Ofer (’01), executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, was quoted in The New York Times on new legislation in New Jersey that will allow access to in-state college tuition for immigrants without legal status who have graduated from a New Jersey high school after at least three years of attendance (“Christie Agrees to In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants,” Dec. 19). The bill was signed by Gov. Chris Christie after striking a deal with Democratic lawmakers, in which undocumented immigrants could pay in-state tuition, but would not be allowed access to state financial aid programs. “Today is a historic day in New Jersey but the fight is not over,” said Udi. “His veto will put up a roadblock for many of New Jersey’s best and brightest students who cannot afford the skyrocketing cost of a college education.”