In a move sure to stir up controversy, Morris County College in New Jersey will reverse a decade old rule and allow illegal aliens / immigrants to enroll in its courses. Morris County College is located in Randolph. The new plan will start in the 2011 summer. Students out of legal status will pay the same tuition as county residents.
Previously, children who received good grades in high school, but were in the country illegally had to attend school elsewhere, often at tuition far above other students. The college adopted the former policy barring illegals after the attacks of September 11. They were one of the very few New Jersey State community colleges to enact such a bar.
The majority of New Jersey’s community colleges, colleges and universities maintain sort of a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding the immigration status of their students. Social Security numbers, birth certificates and passports are normally not required.