NJ gubernatorial candidates on immigration

September 15, 2009 7:54:03 AM PDT
Immigration reform may not be the main issue in the New Jersey gubernatorial race, but it remains a priority for many voters. Gov. Jon S. Corzine and Republican Chris Christie have said the federal government must reform the system.

As far as issues the state controls, both agree that New Jersey should not issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

Corzine and Christie say they have reservations about a program that allows local law enforcement to question people about their immigration status.

The candidates differ on whether illegal immigrants who are brought to the state as children should be eligible for in-state college tuition.

Corzine supports the idea and Christie opposes it.