NC Stops Illegal Alien Community College Admittance

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North Carolina residents have been in an uproar ever since its then state counsel, David Sullivan, issued an edict stipulating that all 58 of the state’s community colleges allow illegal aliens to be admitted to these schools. Following his advice, NC Governor Mike Easley backed his plan, noting that it wasn’t conflicting with federal law.

Residents of the Tarheel state thought otherwise and made known their disapproval. Last week, the state reversed course with the State Attorney General, Roy Cooper, recommending that undocumented students be prohibited from attending schools within the community college system until federal clarification is obtained.

“We have accepted the Attorney General’s offer to seek federal clarification of this issue, and they are pursing that information,” Scott Ralls, president of the community college system, said in a news release. “Until we receive further clarification, we will no longer admit individuals classified as illegal or undocumented immigrants into curriculum degree programs.”

Out of the nearly 300,000 registered students currently in the community college system only 112 do not have proper documentation. They will be allowed to finish their programs and high school students currently enrolled in community college classes will be allowed to finish their studies as well.

The state’s university system is still considering allowing illegal aliens to attend school and at in-state tuition rates.

(Source: Triangle Business Journal)


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