Chris Christie (R-NJ)

October 12, 2013: Christie Told The Latino Leadership Alliance, “You Should Make Your Decisions Based Upon What They Promise You They Will Do And Then Hold Them To It. Too Many Promises To This Community Have Been Broken.” In a speech to the Latino Leadership Alliance on October 12, 2013, Christie said, “This is the moment you’re most powerful. This is the time you should be grabbing each and every one of these folks aside and asking them where they stand on the issues that matter the most to you. And then, everybody, regardless of how you voted in the past, whichever party, you should make your decisions based upon what they promise you they will do and then hold them to it. Too many promises to this community have been broken over time.” [LLANJ 2013 Gala Keynote Speaker Honorable Chris Christie, Uploaded 10/14/13]

Christie: “24 Days Before An Election, I’m Willing To Bet That Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend. Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend.” In a speech to the Latino Leadership Alliance on October 12, 2013, Christie said, “In the same way we have to remember who are friends are, we have to remember who are friends are not. That’s just as important. ‘Cause especially this time of year, 24 days before an election, I’m willing to bet that everybody wants to be your friend. Everybody wants to be your friend.” [LLANJ 2013 Gala Keynote Speaker Honorable Chris Christie, Uploaded 10/14/13]

October 15, 2013: Christie Said It Was “Time Now” For The State To “Responsibly Fund” Tuition Equality. In a gubernatorial debate on October 15, 2013, Christie said, “What I said on Saturday night was it’s time now, given that economic times are getting better, and the state budget revenues are now going up, that this is now something we need to sit down with the legislature, and I suggested in that speech in the lame duck session, to sit down and talk about how we would responsibly fund tuition equality.” [Gov. Christie Supports NJ DREAM ACT in Debate, Uploaded 10/16/13]

November 25, 2013: Christie Said He Would Not Sign Dream Act Bill In NJ Senate. According to “Ask the Governor” on New Jersey 101.5, SCOTT: “The Senate and Assembly versions don’t match up-” CHRISTIE: “Correct. There’s a number of problems with the Senate bill that I’ve made very clear to the Senate President, and that my staff has made very clear to Senator Ruiz. They decided to pass it in the form, in the form it’s in now, in the Senate form, I would not sign it.” [New Jersey 101.5, “Ask the Governor,” 11/25/13]

Newark Star-Ledger Editorial HEADLINE: “Christie’s Flip-Flop On Immigration: Editorial.” [Editorial – Newark Star-Ledger, 12/1/13]

Newark Star-Ledger Editorial: “Christie Has His Eyes On The Presidency. And If He Has To Roll Over Latinos To Get There, He’ll Do It.” According to a Newark Star-Ledger editorial, “The real reason for his flip-flop? Christie has his eyes on the presidency. And if he has to roll over Latinos to get there, he’ll do it.” [Editorial – Newark Star-Ledger, 12/1/13]

Newark Star-Ledger Editorial: Christie Opposed A Provision Of The Bill That Ensures The It Does Not Violate Federal Law. According to a Newark Star-Ledger editorial, “His other excuse was that out-of-state residents would be eligible for in-state tuition if they went to a private high school in New Jersey. Think about this: He’s saying we should scrap this bill because someone might come to our pricey boarding schools from out of state, then decide to go to a public college and get in-state tuition. How many students could this possibly apply to? Christie says he won’t sign on until legislators fix this, but the bill was purposely written that way, so it does not violate a federal law that bans offering immigrants without legal status anything that is not offered to citizens.” [Editorial – Newark Star-Ledger, 12/1/13]