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Ga. Senate expected to take up immigration bill

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate is expected to take up legislation that would ban illegal immigrant students from state colleges and universities.

Senate Bill 458 is on the calendar for Monday's floor session. It must pass out of the Senate by Crossover Day on Wednesday or the legislation dies. The bill would bar illegal immigrants from all state colleges, universities and technical schools and also makes tweaks to other state laws having to do with illegal immigration.

Supporters of the bill say it's necessary to preserve state-funded education for citizens and legal residents. Opponents say the bill unfairly denies motivated students the opportunity to further their education.

Already a university system policy bars illegal immigrants from any state school that has rejected academically qualified students in the prior two years.

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notblind 2 years, 1 month ago

Firstly, illegal aliens are NOT immigrants.

Next, no state can make laws pertaining to the act of immigration. They CAN and SHOULD enact laws that lead to increases in apprehensions of illegal aliens.

Lastly, illegal aliens have no moral or legal right to be inside our borders. They have no moral or legal right to avail themselves of ANYTHING inside our borders.

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Mack711 2 years, 1 month ago

This should be a no brainer. If you are an illegal then you are a criminal. If you take HOPE scholarship funds while being in this county illegally, then you are a criminal. If you take finincal aid of any kind, then you are a criminal. We as legal citizens should not have to pay for criminals with the exception of being in jail with other criminals The Govenor is looking for ways to save the HOPE, then deny these criminals the needed funds to continue education at our expexse.

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notblind 2 years, 1 month ago

The 50 states should have stood together and defied the federal government mandate that forced them to admit illegal aliens to K through 12 public schools. That was the first sign of how the federal government was going to do everything they could to legitimize illegal aliens.

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NewsReader 2 years, 1 month ago

Both of you right on all accounts.

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CD 2 years, 1 month ago

As far as college, as long as the illegal pays tuition at the out-of-state rate and they are not forcing a non-admit situation for a legal resident due to an enrollment cap, for example, then I say let them attend. I'm going to assume the out-of-state rates are set so that there is no cost to the state. If this is not the case, then of course that change is needed.

I have an issue with K-12. That is where the real money problem is.

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