NC 2 Year Colleges Examine Illegal Immigrant Rules

A new report suggests North Carolina's community colleges have three options: charge illegal immigrants out-of-state tuition, charge them in-state fees or continue to bar their enrollment.

The consultant's report was released Thursday as the state community college board examines a policy that bars illegal immigrants from the state's 58 community colleges. The strict policy was adopted last year amid questions about whether their enrollment violated federal law.

The report estimates the system could net about $1,700 per student if illegal immigrants paid out-of-state tuition. In-state tuition could cost taxpayers but create a better-trained work force. The report said barring such students would cost taxpayers nothing but lessen the quality of the state's work force.


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  • by voter Location: nc on Apr 18, 2009 at 02:02 PM
    they will be illegal only until obama and pelosi grants amnesty to them.
  • by mx Location: grnv on Apr 17, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    illegal! if they want to increase the quality of the workforce let the education go to americans.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2009 at 12:31 PM
    I say let illegals go to the Community College's. Then also allow every thing else that is ILLEGAL to take place at these College's. If this is what they want to teach that things that are illegal are okay, so be it. But don't stop anything else that is illegal from happening on these sites.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Apr 17, 2009 at 02:56 AM
    Are we also going to allow drug dealers an open market on campus in the open? What part of ILLEGAL don't people understand? The law has been changed to allow Sheriff Departments to enforce immigration laws. Let's shift arrention from seat belt violations to deporting illegals. It makes much more sense.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Apr 16, 2009 at 09:05 PM
    When they show up for the first day of class....have the bus ready to take them back to the border.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 16, 2009 at 05:37 PM
    How can they get in without proper identification? I had all sorts of paper work to do and identification to turn in that was REQUIRED when I went to school and it wasn't that long ago. I say out of state we already support them through our tax dollars going to WIC, welfare and other government programs.
  • by tim Location: pitt on Apr 16, 2009 at 05:35 PM
    illegal does that not answer the question
  • by Born American Location: Greenville on Apr 16, 2009 at 05:23 PM
    Simple answer:Send them back to whatever country they came from . Let them go to college in their own country , and give more Americans opportunities to go to college. THEY ARE ILLEGALS, if Immigration would do their job, we wouldn't even be having this discussion
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