Friday, November 19, 2010


A bill that would ban undocumented students from attending Georgia colleges was just introduced by Republican Rep. Tom Rice (R-Norcross). The proposed bill would add postsecondary education to a list of public benefits that will be subject to citizenship verification under immigration reform legislation already passed by Georgia lawmakers several years ago.
The University System of Georgia would be required to use the SAVE system to determine whether student applicants are in the U.S. legally.
The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents already approved a new policy last month to ensure that undocumented don’t take spots in state universities that would otherwise have gone to academically qualified legal citizens following the Jessica Colotl story.
But the policy didn’t satisfy those antis who want to ban all undocumented from attending state schools. Another hateful and ridiculous measure that the General Assembly would have to deal with during the 2011 session, which we hope will not see the light of day.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, state college professor posting.

    Oh, this will pass, and when it does, I'm putting a sign on my office door that says, "I am still willing to educate otherwise qualified undocumented students, nearly all of whom DO pay state taxes, despite recent state legislation preventing me from doing so. Georgia legislators who voted to approve this law are encouraged to visit for clarification."

    (For all that's holy and to save your sanity, do NOT go to that Encylopediadramatica link. Unless you do support this proposal, in which case, please look at the site very carefully.)