Some Community College Leaders Want Immigrants

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.


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  • by Help us on Jun 23, 2009 at 05:26 PM
    To tell you the truth, we hate both legal AND illegal immigrants. The illegals stole our low-pay jobs. And those workers coming in on visa, they stole our high-pay jobs. There is so much hate going on. God help us.
  • by Citizen Location: Kinston on Jun 23, 2009 at 04:57 PM
    I would like to elaborate my point further. When my grandfather immigrated from Europe to the US, he carried with him nothing but a dream to spread his seeds. He married 4 times, made a total of 29 children. 15 boys and 14 girls. After that everything was history. Like other immigrants, he was illegal, with no papers, nothing. He was real smart though, he took advantage of the system. At that time, nobody really care if you're illegal, because everybody was illegal. My father became legal by birth, same as me. Later my dad got angry later when he found out that my grandfather had exploited him. Although my dad became a rich man in his life, he wouldn't forgive my granddad. I know it's sad, but it's the truth. I hope you can understand how seriously wrong to exploit your children.
  • by Citizen Location: Kinston on Jun 23, 2009 at 09:53 AM
    Any legislation giving benefits to people here illegally is wrong. The fact that they were brought here by someone else isn't a valid argument. Rewarding lawbreaking is never the right thing to do. If you ask a bank robber why he robs banks, he'll tell you because that's where the money is. If by breaking a law an action returns rewards greater than the resulting punishment, everyone would ignore the controlling law as being demonstrated by the present illegal immigration problem. Creating reward programs will only encourage more disregard for our laws and teach children our laws should be ignored if they somehow interfere with what they want. The U.S. is viewed as the land of milk and honey to illegals. We have what someone from other country sees as a great resource: our social safety net. Illegals are abusing it to the max too. They take more in benefits and entitlements than they contribute. They exploit their children and use them as pawns to get what they want. Wake up people!
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 22, 2009 at 03:28 PM
    OSOC - illegals may not pay taxes, but they do contribute to every community they live in. Its not like they haul their vehicles, furniture and groceries from abroad, their money goes back into the community. The more people there are in a community means there is more cash flow in and out. Illegals may be bad, but they do pay for 'American' goods...I mean 'Chinese' goods. How's that chang...I mean economics lesson for you? You want the illegals out, that means businesses will suffer because there will be fewer people to shop there, get it?
  • by KinstonNative Location: Kinston on Jun 22, 2009 at 12:26 PM
    To Obama Snake Oil- You could'nt be more wrong. Illegals do pay takes, they get taxes deducted from their pay checks just like eveyone else does and they don't benefit from it like we do. We file taxes every year, they don't and as far as hospital bills go if you don't have insurance all you get is a pain killer regardless who you are and if there is a broken bone involved or what ever, they might egnore the bill because they now they paid taxes year round.
  • by ToBeSureNot Location: Kinston on Jun 22, 2009 at 11:57 AM
    I guessing most of you commenting on this subject go to church. So let me get this staight, all of you want god back in our school system but don't want illegals. That is exactly the reason I don't go to church, I hate a sunday morning cristian.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 22, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    No Derek, to clarify it once again for you; illegals don't pay taxes, we, the workers do. Since they don't pay NC income taxes I pay for their kids to go to school when the state raises the taxes on me since they come up short. Since the state doesn't know how many more illegals show up in our state they cannot plan. Illegals don't pay their doctors bills, so its passed on to me when I use a hospital. So if you think community colleges are profitable institutions you would be wrong. They get state money based on occupancy. The tuition will not cover it. So, no, I don't want collge-trained illegals. I want college-trained legal immigants. So, hopefully, you understand what NC is 2 Billion in debt and now you will have your taxes increased on services and eventually, mileage, sales taxes...to support illegals. So, how is all that "hopey changy" thing working for ya?
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 22, 2009 at 09:11 AM
    What's the matter? Everyone afraid of a college-trained illegal?
  • by AMERICAN? Location: USA? on Jun 22, 2009 at 05:24 AM
    Well keep reading now that we have allow illegal people to come to the USA and have their babies and their babies are legal citizens are starting to fight the government on deportation of their family members saying it is against their rights as americans to have their illegal family deported! This is what you get America for allow illegals to give birth to legals in teh end its will be the children of the legals you know the Legal Illegals to over throw the government when will america wake up we are in DEEP TROUBLE!!!
  • by Not about taxes on Jun 21, 2009 at 04:26 PM
    Neon, it's not about them paying taxes or not. We just don't want them to come in, compete with my dumb children, and later take over this country, which my forefathers had stolen from the red indians.
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