Illegal immigrants in North Carolina may again pursue two-year degrees after the State Board of Community Colleges voted 16 to 1 in unanimous approval Friday. Immigrant students without legal papers will still have to pay out-of-state tuition and will not be eligible for financial aid. Local bloggers had this to say:
The battle’s not over: Will the immigrant admissions policy find its way back to state legislature?
Board’s only “nay” vote made by a democrat:
“State Republicans have decided to direct outrage over the decision to admit illegal immigrants into the community colleges toward Gov. Beverly Perdue.”
“State House Republican leader Paul Stam said the decision to admit illegal immigrants to community colleges ignores some costs state residents will have to bear.”
”Good for the board for finally making the right call and allowing kids who have excelled in North Carolina schools to continue their education.”
Quote of the day:
“Someone needs to look up the meaning of the word ‘illegal,’’’
-U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick, in a one-sentence news release.