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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