Skip to comments.AG: Close colleges to illegal aliens
Posted on 05/08/2008 3:27:13 AM PDT by NCDragon
Public colleges in North Carolina should not admit illegal immigrants as students, the state Attorney General's Office advised in a letter released Wednesday.
If followed, the advice would reverse policies at the state's 58 community colleges and at the 16 four-year institutions in the University of North Carolina system, which allow illegal immigrants to attend. It also damages a movement to grant in-state tuition to illegal immigrant teenagers who have attended North Carolina high schools.
"It really closes the door of opportunity for a lot of kids," said Andrea Bazan, president of the Triangle Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization, and a longtime Hispanic advocate.
The letter to the general counsel for the Community College System, which was dated Tuesday but released to The News & Observer on Wednesday, said that higher education is a public benefit that illegal immigrants are not entitled to under federal law.
The state could pass a law allowing students access regardless of their immigration status, the letter says. Otherwise, a policy prohibiting illegal immigrants "would more likely withstand judicial scrutiny," wrote J.B. Kelly, general counsel in the office of Attorney General Roy Cooper.
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Why educate the Illegals if it is against the law to hire them after they graduate?
It may be against the law but no one will enforce the law. I think this is a good first step in undoing the edamage they have caused.
Oops! “edamage” = “damage”
Let’s see how this plays out now. NC has been a haven for illegals for several years now.
Public colleges in North Carolina should not admit illegal immigrants as students, the state Attorney General’s Office advised in a letter released Wednesday.
‘Bout danged time there was some semblence of sense outta Rawlee.
But somehow I bet its ignored, labeled as “mean” and denounced.
Boo freakin' woo! In Texas we're giving them preferential treatment over and above our own kids. Read most any admittance page and you'll see they want a sob story, legal status doesn't matter, and ESL is prefered. That's taking away desks from US kids.
That’s all the criteria that libs use to judge positions on issues - is it “nice” or “mean”.
Kinda like 12 yr old girls.
Might not be ignored. One of the candidates for governor, Pat McGrory-R is against in-state tuition for illegals.
Of course the college administrators will push for it. More students mean more money for them.
Question: college is expensive. How are the illegals paying?? Are they eligible for the federal Pell Grants?? Are they getting a free ride from the colleges/universities??