Illegal Immigrants May Be Barred From Public Georgia Colleges

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

A bill that allows Georgia to keep undocumented students out of the state's public universities passed a House Committee.

Reports show that committee members say if this bill is passed into law it would hurt the university system's reputation.

Committee members say an audit found that 29 students were illegal in the State of Georgia.

Currently undocumented students pay out-of-state tuition.

"Yeah, I'm against the illegal students having the same opportunity in a public university that's being funded by tax money, Clint Wilson," a junior at VSU.

"Illegal students should be given the same opportunity as other students," said Renay Henry, a freshman at VSU. "Like legal students come here and all they do is play around. So, if a illegal student wants to come to college and actually have a education, why not let them?!!"

To become law, the bill must pass both state houses and be signed by Governor Nathan Deal.

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  • by madison Location: florida on Feb 17, 2011 at 01:53 PM
    i agree! keep them out of our schools. There probably paying for school with the money they make from the jobs us americans use to have, before people realized they could hire illegal immigrants to do our job for less. what happened to our rights!
  • by HMA on Feb 17, 2011 at 09:46 AM
    Why is this not already being done in every public school?
  • by Alice Location: Crawfordville on Feb 17, 2011 at 05:01 AM
    YOU GO Georgia, load the bus up and ship them back.You don't become a citizens of the USA but want all the good things then you need to go back home
  • by fed up Location: tville on Feb 17, 2011 at 03:40 AM
    nothing will ever become of this... big busniness will get it stopped, cheap labor, companies want to work them, have there on work slaves.... fed gov. wants them here
  • by ga. Location: ga. on Feb 17, 2011 at 02:35 AM
    all for show. work with company that employs illegals, one just got stopped and put in ice. federal tax dollars paid lawyer to get him out and is already back at work still illegal. our gov. is no longer for the american folks. companies and schools know how to work system as well. free lunches for them at school don't get ins. know they don't have to pay
  • by Georgia Mom Location: Whigham on Feb 16, 2011 at 06:39 PM
    International students come to our country all the time to attend college but they do it legally. Illegal immigrants are choosing to come to this country versus any other because of all the 'give aways' and they are a burden we simply cannot afford. There are ways to get a work visa and many do, look at the Ellenton, GA area and you will see many who came here the right way so it can be done. There is a breaking point and our schools and hospitals are not far from it. Like many of our generational welfare folks, the illegal immigrants are being schooled on how to reap the most they can from the system.
  • by Sue Location: Tallahassee on Feb 16, 2011 at 06:23 PM
    Well, at least one state has some common sense. Hopefully all other states will follow Georgia's wise lead. Good job Georgia!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 at 05:45 PM
    Illegal. What does that mean? Oh, that's right, there not supposed to be here at all, much less attending college.
  • by linda Location: ga on Feb 16, 2011 at 04:44 PM
    maby isa big word.
  • by Taxpayer on Feb 16, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    They need to do this in Florida
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