NC Community College Leaders Set Immigrant Vote

North Carolina community colleges leaders have drawn up a new policy that would allow illegal immigrants into the two-year colleges.

The state Board of Community Colleges' policy committee on Thursday drafted rules that would admit undocumented immigrants if they graduated from a U.S. high school. A vote by the full community colleges board isn't expected until next month's meeting.

The immigrant students would have to pay out-of-state rates of about $7,000 a year. Lawful U.S. residents would have priority when classrooms are crowded.

The country's third-largest community college system has changed its illegal immigrant admission policy four times since 2000. The latest look comes as laid-off workers fill classrooms.

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  • by ace Location: plymouth on Aug 22, 2009 at 08:27 AM
    Just because the government is too stupid, lazy or want more votes to catch and send illegals back to their home country does not make it alright to give them continuing education. If the truth be known the government (our tax dollars) will be paying the tuition. We are sending american childern home (not allowing them to attend college) because illegals are taking up the head count. Let them go back to their legal native land and receive an education.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Aug 22, 2009 at 12:40 AM
    It is no wonder why the American education system is at the bottom of the barrel.... they can't even read a civics book. How can they teach anyone?, if they teach not following laws.
  • by Ibin Fardingalat on Aug 21, 2009 at 11:14 AM
    This will help attract my people to come to US to learn about electronical communications devices. We loose our brothers everyday since we many accidents. Thank you NC Communist Colleges for helping Alah.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 21, 2009 at 04:48 AM
    It is sad to see that a school system believes in allowing things that are illegal. What other laws are they going to thumb their nose at? They are sending the wrong message to everyone that it is all right to break the law.

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