NC Community College Board Focuses On Immigrant Policy

The issue of whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to go to community colleges comes up again Thursday.

The N.C. Community College Board is meeting Thursday and Friday. The policy committee will consider amending the rule to allow undocumented immigrants, provided they have graduated from a high school in the U.S. and pay out of state tuition. The proposed amendments also say students "lawfully in the U.S. will have priority over undocumented immigrants" when space is limited.

You can read the full proposed amendment here.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 19, 2010 at 07:11 AM
    Ur selective Christian values, I don't lack compassion, I lack understanding people that will blatantly violate law. I am conservative and play by the rules and the laws. No, I do not speed, I use my turn signal and show consideration to others. Not lecturing anyone, just stating my opine.
  • by T Maxx Location: G vegas on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:18 PM
    You are correct Mr. Earl I read the article wrong my bad. thanks for keeping me on my toes
  • by Earl Location: Pitt County on Mar 18, 2010 at 06:46 PM
    Hey T-Maxx-- Perhaps actually reading the article before posting would be a good idea. I'm against the policy, but no where does it say they are educated for free. They will have to pay out of state tuition.
  • by Ur selective Christian values Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    Wow Obama Snake Oil Co, you really let me have it, let me take a minute to collect myself and see if I can hold it together long enough to respond. Well dude I guess it is in the Bible to help your fellow man, that is unless they don't have some kind of special paper that prohibits them from bettering their lives. Come to think of it, I think its on the third page of Genesis, second paragraph down. But hey, who am I to think that giving a kid a chance to succeed because their parents made a bad decision is not a terrible idea. As far as the roach goes, I don't touch the stuff dude. It'll destroy vital brain cells that I need to not categorize all illegals a tax evading, medicaid stealing, collect a paycheck and plan to leave one day criminals. Oh and I appreciate the clearing up of the term "illegal" I was really confused. Congrats to your ancestors but understand that not everyone is as fortunate as they were. Thanks for the would-be lecture man but I think I'm set on my beliefs.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 18, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    Ur selective Christian values, wow dude, what are you smoking or do you work for the CC board? Please learn what the definition of "Illegal" is, it would be very usefull in your life. Selective christians, well, they don't break the laws of another country. Obviously, your immigrants must have come here illegally...mine, they came legal our of respect for the country they wanted to live. Illegals come here to get a paycheck, not pay taxes and plan to return one day. So they are tax evasion and illegal. This equates to stealing from the state and federal governments, which is me as a tax payer, use the medical system and then use medicaid to pay for their children. Then, when a child is born, they can qualify for welfare to be ghetto hood rats and trailer trash who anxiously await the first of the month to blow their welfare check on cigarettes, liquor and lottery tickets while their kids wear rags. Of course, they get paid by me and you. Now, go back and Enjoy the roach!!
  • by T Maxx Location: G vegas on Mar 18, 2010 at 01:45 PM
    Now how is that right givien illegal a free community college education.We have born here and cant get a free education, what make special. One point they have broken the law to be here, we have laws on the book against illegal immigrantion, they are already a burden on the education legal and health care systems already. Language border and culture.
  • by Ur selective Christian values. Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    Selective Christian values indeed. I'm willing to bet most of you don't even know why you hate illegal immigrants other than the "they're here illegally" excuse. I'll give you that, they did break the law, but how many of you have personally lost your job to an illegal immigrant? If you have then I guess you've made some bad decisions with your life. I don't see what the big deal is, I'm okay with this being limited to only kids who have graduated high school in the US, its not their fault they're in the situation they are in. Why can't they better their future? and as far as it affecting school budget, don't they have to pay out-of-state tuition, which is higher? If legal students have priority, then what's the outrage? Let them become a contributing member of society rather than ghetto hood rats and trailer trash who anxiously await the first of the month to blow their welfare check on cigarettes, liquor and lottery tickets while their kids wear rags.
  • by George Location: Kinston on Mar 18, 2010 at 11:12 AM
    I would love to know how much money has been spend on trying to decide if illegals should be able to attend community colleges? What a watse of Money. Folks this is common sense, oh yeah forgot most don't have common sense, instead they think about the $$ sign..
  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2010 at 11:08 AM
    I don't understand why it is considered at all. Who is it that has the power to make this a consideration. Who keeps bringing it to the board addenda. Is there someone out there that knows who this person or group is that is that keep getting this considered??
  • by John Location: Jacksonville on Mar 18, 2010 at 09:21 AM
    Let's see..15 current comments...1 For 14 Against I'd say that that is an indication of how the "People" feel about it. Guess that means the "Powers That Be" will approve it. Oh, forgot my opinion: Let them all attend and then gather them all up and deport them. I guess that means I am "Against."
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