Friday, April 8, 2011
GEORGIA LEGISLATION BARRING UNDOCUMENTED FROM COLLEGE SPARKS PROTEST
A legislation in Georgia to ban undocumented immigrants from attending state colleges and universities sparked a protest that resulted in arrests after it passed the Georgia Congress. Police apprehended at least seven of the more than 100 demonstrators who blocked traffic on Courtland street downtown. The group included college students, civil rights activists and others who marched around the Georgia State University Campus. Effective next fall, undocumented immigrants will be barred from admittance to the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Georgia College & State University and the Medical College of Georgia. While the ban does not apply to 30 other state colleges and universities, the above universities are by far the most well-attended universities. What a shameful piece of legislation. Now these Georgia universities will have to turn away academically qualified students who all they want is to study and graduate!