As the ferocity of the responses here on the blog illustrate, many people believe illegal immigrants are overrunning Georgia’s colleges and universities and stealing seats and resources from legal citizens of the state. I think the greater problem is that Georgia still doesn’t have enough people graduating high school, enrolling in its colleges and universities and finishing them, but that isn’t as easily distilled to a political slogan.
So, now we have a bill from Georgia gubernatorial candidate Eric Johnson. Here is Johnson’s answer to what apparently everybody but me thinks is a huge problem, owing to the recent revelations that a young woman from Mexico who has lived here since she was 10 attends Kennesaw State:
Sen. Eric Johnson, Republican candidate for governor, today unveiled draft legislation that would ensure only legal residents are admitted to Georgia’s institutions of higher learning.
“Citizenship verification isn’t complicated or expensive, and by changing just a