•The New Jersey State Legislature passed a resolution asking public institutions to “serve as safe zones,” and Stockton University has already eagerly agreed to comply.
•The resolution was approved largely along party lines in both houses of the state legislature, with just one Republican senator and three GOP representatives voting in favor.
The New Jersey State Legislature passed a resolution asking public institutions to “serve as safe zones,” and Stockton University has already eagerly agreed to comply.
New Jersey Senate Resolution 134, which passed the Senate last week by a vote of 23-13, requests that “public institutions of higher education” continue to provide “protections to undocumented students,” despite any potential setbacks enacted by the Trump administration.
Having already passed the General Assembly (the state legislature’s lower house) in February, the resolution became official on March 13 without the need for a gubernatorial signature.
The resolution, described as “expressing the intent of the Legislature that school districts and public institutions of higher education continue certain protections to undocumented students,” was initially approved by the state’s Senate Education Committee in February, which called it a means of continuing New Jersey’s “history of support” for illegal immigrants