Vigil Protests Bill To Ban Illegals At State Colleges, Universities

A group of people in Eastern Carolina joined with other cities throughout the state to hold a vigil in hopes lawmakers will listen to their plea to not pass the HB-11 bill sent to the North Carolina general assembly which would ban illegal immigrants from attending state colleges and universities.

Last year, the state community colleges board voted to accept illegal immigrants if they graduated from a U.S. high school, pay out-of-state tuition, and don't displace a citizen.

The Greenville vigil was held at the New Covenant Church Tuesday night. Many people spoke on why undocumented students should be allowed the same privileges as other students to attend state colleges and community colleges without paying out of state tuition. One seventeen year old says her dreams would be affected if the bill passes.

"I would say don't do this we need to go to school we need to be better people so we can support our families," said high school junior Mariana Gonzales.

Others firmly believe people in the U.S. illegally should not be allowed to attend state colleges and universities.

There is a march planned in Raleigh February 11th to protest the new bill.

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  • by ace Location: j ville on Feb 10, 2011 at 09:14 AM
    Do not use my tax dollars to educate illegal alians. Use it to send they back where they came from. I am afraid that it will take 9-11 incident before legislators look at illegal alians not as a vote but a liability. If they are here legally then they can enjoy all the perks.
  • by Tyee Location: Hyde County on Feb 9, 2011 at 01:21 AM
    I can not give an illegal immigrant a job to clean my house, can not give them a ride, can not buy them something to eat but our great government can let them into our country and I am not writing just about mexican-//canadians, vietnamese, etc fall into that category// Might be wrong on canadians.
  • by fed up Location: aurora on Feb 8, 2011 at 11:00 AM
    illegal--(i-leeg-l Against the law, not allowed. What is so difficult to understand about the true meaning of this word? Why is it that all you dumb liberals think that laws are made for everyone but you. Illegal----- "AGAINST THE LAW"--- period.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2011 at 05:29 PM
    "59870858" Posted by: Anonymous on Feb 2, 2011 at 08:16 AM what about the scripture that says to render unto ceasar that which is ceasar's i guess you forgot that... the bible isnt multiple choice
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Feb 5, 2011 at 01:24 PM
    Yeah...I am really worried about know why? Most people are smarter than a turnip. Of course you cannot read either as my previous post mentioned PC which you don't know what that stands for obviously. OK, well, either you are a liberal or and idiot...not sure yet, but you are one or the other.
  • by c-had Location: police state nc on Feb 5, 2011 at 08:01 AM
    I suggest anyone reading this article look up the link OSOC has provided and see if it says what he/she says it does.You will see who the liar is.IT NEVER EVEN MENTIONS "ILLEGALS" My counter point is the fact that you misrepresented what it says,maybe hoping no one would rebut your little lie.REALLY ,A DEMOCRAT CALLING ME A LIBERAL .NOW THATS F-U-N-N-Y!!!!!!!
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Feb 5, 2011 at 03:44 AM
    What you really meant is; that information didn't give you what you wanted and you couldn't make a counter point. Lies? Post one please...looking forward to it. Oh, you mean the Liberaltarian party...I am a democrat does that make you feel?
  • by c-had Location: police state nc on Feb 4, 2011 at 05:51 PM
    It simply doesn't say what you said it does.PERIOD.As far as my party affiliation goes I am a proud member of the Libertarian Party and have been for years(unlike the trendy tea-party folks).By the way I only use organic Cannabis .WHAT FACTS??????? NOTHING ABOUT ILLEGALS IN THAT LINK!!!!!! Just stop with the lies! When your grammar and spelling improve THEN you can try to belittle me ,until then you are only making people that share your misguided opinions look like the ignorant people they are.......You really should recruit someone more articulate to represent you folks because you are failing.Miserably dude... :)
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 4, 2011 at 03:36 PM
    Ok c-had, you asked a question, you wanted the numbers, well you got em there couldn't deal with them so you tried a new direction...twisted around? Man, are you on that snythetic cannibis? Didn't you know that PC party of yours will not let that info get posted or did you just beam down from Uranus? And dude, I suggest you start doing a little growing really shows in your post. I am guessing your mom showed you how to use google?
  • by c-had Location: polic state nc on Feb 4, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    So I checked out the link you posted , and man you really twisted that around.It never said a thing about "illegals"! It is this type of misinformation that is so prevalent with you and your cohorts.Do you not undertsand that many "legal" citizens abuse these services? You dont have the information or ability to tell me how much of this debt is from "illegals" So just stop with the bull and I will say it again , come with some facts instead of your ill conceived thoughts .Chap

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