Easley Now Supports Community College Stand On Illegals

Gov. Mike Easley says he will support a new community college policy requiring all campuses to admit illegal immigrants.

The Democratic governor said the children of illegal immigrants shouldn't be punished for their parents' decisions. It is a stand that runs counter to the views of the five leading candidates to succeed him when he leaves office.

A community college attorney recently sent a memo telling all 58 campuses that they cannot deny admission to illegal immigrants. That overrides a 2004 policy that gave individual schools the option to decide whether to admit them.

Easley says he would rather not have illegal immigrants in North Carolina. But he said lawmakers in Washington have failed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform plan that would deal with the children of people who came to the U.S. unlawfully.

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  • by JS Location: Plymouth on Dec 2, 2007 at 07:12 AM
    Good for you Governor. I am proud to have supported you. If we punish the children of illegals we should not allow the children of felons in either. What if a student has a record of some kind? Is it okay to be the child of a felon as long as the felon is a natural or naturalized citizen? The whole illegal alien business stinks of rascism. If there are jobs that need filling and empty seats in the schools let the people who are willing to work to get ahead get them.
  • by BELAUS Location: NC on Dec 2, 2007 at 01:56 AM
    common sense, tell me how you can take to illegal things and make a legal one ???to dogs donot make a cat.wheres common sense
  • by billy Location: manteo on Dec 1, 2007 at 06:50 AM
    Let's see if I have this right. If we law abiding citizens build a country by the sweat of our brows in order that our children can enjoy the benefits of our labor if they too labor and pay their way but if criminals breaks into our country illegally then their children can enjoy the benefits of our labor, free. Is this what makes sense to our Honorable Governor; that the grown children of criminals ought to enjoy the benefits of innocent hard working law abiding citizens because of the actions of their criminal parents? Did I get that right? If so, I suppose he would have no objections if I moved into his personal home so that my children can enjoy the benefits he has provided for his own family.
  • by rain Location: greenville,nc on Nov 30, 2007 at 07:14 PM
    I disagree with illegals being able to come over and draw social security or anything else.However we as americans keep them employed and in some instances housed.Cry if you want but when it comes down to it if you don't have indian blood in your veins then aren't we all illegals?whatever happened to America the land of the free? You want to gripe about lazy try to pay someone else min wage or less and see how "americans" respond to that.Have we not forgotten Jewish migration in america in 1940's or the rush of 1900 italian migration in america."Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these — the homeless, tempest-tossed — to me; I lift my lamp beside the Golden Door.I guess most of the Americans ALREADY here forgot that passage.
  • by Steve Location: Kinston,NC on Nov 30, 2007 at 05:10 PM
    What is Easley and ALL of the rest of "law makers" (so they call themselves) thinking. In my thoughts, they are slowly giving our country away and it is snow balling fast. We as Americans better wake up and smell the roses because if we do not, it will be too late to do anything. How would you like to have an illegal gov. or president? You might laugh or snicker at this but it could happen if American people keep quite and not start standing up for ourselves. An illegal can now receive social security from the government when he or she turns 65 years old and not even a citizen. Maybe we need to have a revolution against our "law makers" and change things around. It scares me to think that our tax dollars go to pay teachers to teach illegal children and teach them in spanish, not even our countries language. You live here, learn to speak english and pay your taxes as we have too. Thank you, Steve
  • by GEORGE Location: GOLDSBORO on Nov 30, 2007 at 05:02 PM
    companies get fined for hiring illegals, but they can attend our colleges??? that makes a lot of sense. it is all about the money with easley.
  • by GEORGE Location: GOLDSBORO, NC on Nov 30, 2007 at 04:55 PM
    mike easley is a fool, i can not beleive they is our governor. i don't think he will be for long with those opinions. if illegals want all the rights of citizens, then they need to do it the right way. they don't pay taxes so they don't deserve the same rights as citizens.

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