Leaders of state community colleges say they want to reverse a ban on admission of illegal immigrants into the local North Carolina colleges.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that some members
of the state Board of Community Colleges said they favor reversing
the ban on undocumented students. The ban has kept those students out of the state's 58 community colleges for the past year.
Board member Stuart Fountain says not allowing the immigrants to attend classes will create a "second-class citizenry."
The students would pay out-of-state tuition rates of about $7,000 a year.
A study commissioned by the system showed that South Carolina is the only other state that bans illegal immigrants.