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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed a bill Friday  that would allow in-state tuition rates for students brought to the country illegally  a day after Democrats bowed to his demand that the legislation be tightened.

Christie signed the bill in private, his  office said, adding that there will be a public ceremony in the coming weeks. New Jersey Democrats agreed Thursday to strip out the portion of the legislation that would allow the students impacted by the measure to apply for financial aid funded by the state, falling in line with Christie's wishes.