Christie Called Out for Immigration ‘Flip Flop’

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New Jersey’s largest newspaper chastised Gov. Chris Christie this weekend for coming out against a bill that would offer in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants.

The Star-Ledger accused the Republican governor of flip-flopping on the state’s Dream Act. Christie backed the idea of granting in-state tuition to undocumented students during his reelection campaign. But he came out against the Dream Act passed by the state Senate last month.

“The real reason for his flip-flop? Christie has his eyes on the presidency,” The Star-Ledger’s editorial board wrote this Sunday. “And if he has to roll over Latinos to get there, he’ll do it.”

The governor on Monday denied that he flip-flopped his position. He said that when he came out in support of in-state tuition in October, he did not endorse a specific bill.

“I said the legislature should move in the lame duck session towards tuition equality in New Jersey. Period,” Christie said at a press conference. “That’s what I said. I didn’t support any particular piece of legislation. And I still support tuition equality.”

Christie’s decision to oppose the state’s Dream Act has