From the Associated Press:
A Republican state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would ban all Georgia’s public colleges and universities from accepting illegal immigrants.
The Board of Regents last month adopted a policy under which the university system’s five most competitive schools are effectively barred from accepting illegal immigrant applicants beginning in fall 2011.
The legislation prefiled on Wednesday by state Rep. Tom Rice, a Norcross Republican, would prohibit all of the university system’s 35 schools from admitting illegal immigrants.
Rice said he did not think the Regents went far enough.
Immigration is expected to be a hot topic at the state Capitol when lawmakers reconvene in January.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider