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    New policy states North Carolina Community Colleges now required to accept illegal immigrants to attend college at taxpayer's expense

    Raleigh — North Carolina community colleges must accept illegal immigrants as students if they meet admission guidelines, according to a new policy.
    Previously, colleges had the option of rejecting illegal immigrants, even if they were at least 18 and had graduated from high school.
    However, a lawyer for the North Carolina Community College System recently issued a memo saying that all 58 campuses needed to fall into line with a 1997 opinion by then-Attorney General Mike Easley.
    Wake Technical Community College was among the campuses that previously required students to prove legal residency.
    "We will abide by the rules of the State Board of Community Colleges," Wake Tech President Stephen Scott said.
    More than half of the community colleges statewide already allowed undocumented immigrants to enroll, and state officials estimated that about 340 such students are attending class.
    Students without documentation must pay out-of-state tuition – about $7,400 for a full class-load at Wake Tech – which officials said would likely discourage many of them from applying.
    The higher fees also would generate a $2,000 profit per illegal immigrant student for the community colleges, officials said.
    But politicians statewide ridiculed the new policy.
    “This is a stupid policy," U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., of Charlotte, said in a statement. "Our community colleges are supposed to educate and train American citizens to enter the work force. But North Carolina wants to educate and train illegal aliens so they can directly compete against American citizens for the same jobs? That is just plain wrong. There is no common sense anymore."
    Myrick, a Charlotte Republican, has been deeply involved in the immigration debate in Washington, D.C.
    State Sen. Richard Stevens, R-Wake, said he and other legislators would likely push for a change in state law if the policy isn't reversed before the next session of the General Assembly in May.
    "The key word is 'illegal.' It's against the law, so you should reward someone for breaking the law? Absolutely not," Stevens said.
    Officials with the Latino advocacy group El Pueblo said the new policy provides an opportunity to a younger generation that has much to contribute to U.S. society.
    "They would like to have an opportunity to continue their education," said Marisol Jimenez-McGee, advocacy director for El Pueblo. "They came here when they were very young – brought here by the parents – and have since been growing up in North Carolina, alongside every other North Carolina student."

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    Ok, fine. Their parents brought them here. They didn't have a choice. It isn't the students fault they're illegal. Got it. It isn't our fault either. This policy should be a no go. Ludicrous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Ok, fine. Their parents brought them here. They didn't have a choice. It isn't the students fault they're illegal. Got it. It isn't our fault either. This policy should be a no go. Ludicrous.

    Isn't it amazing how things are not our fault but yet we still flip the bill??????? You would think that someone would get a clue!

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    North Carolina taxpayers shell out a BILLION DOLLARS a year into the community college system. THIS IS BULLSHIT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by from the story
    .............................. ....."The key word is 'illegal.' It's against the law, so you should reward someone for breaking the law? Absolutely not," Stevens said.......................
    Ab-so-fuhkin-lutely!!!!!!!!!
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    I am all for higher education but am a little confused as to why someone who came here illegally should be allowed to enroll. I mean if you want to come into this this country to better yourself and your way of life and to avail yourself of all the benefits this country offers (like higher education)..then apply to come here legally. Right?
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    Y'know...

    I don't have a problem with letting 'em enroll.

    And pay OUT OF STATE tuition, since they aren't legally residents of North Carolina, right?

    And, maybe 3 or 4 weeks into the semester (whenever it is that they can't argue for getting their tuition back when they drop the class), let ICE visit all the classes, and deport 'em all.

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    so my one question is this...


    they were brought here very YOUNG.... now they are in COLLEGE

    when the hell were they going to apply for a fucking green card or anything else??

    they have been illegal for over 18 or so years????

    maybe ICE should go visit mom and dad
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    Since I can't express my true feelings, I will just say that this is fucking stupid!

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    Oxie, why the fuck aren't you verified yet? Does that new gig qualify?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cochese View Post
    Oxie, why the fuck aren't you verified yet? Does that new gig qualify?
    Just finished it up this morning. Bufford was working hard on it and has sent in the approval to the bossmen.

    Oh, thanks for being in my bid-ness!


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    If they are willing to get a college degree then lets send them "home" and get a degree on their government's dime.

    Nothing seems to surprise me though... Sure it isn't their fault they were brought here... but at what point to they take responsibility for themselves?

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    I bet if I enrolled they would charge me an "out of state" tuition. How much more is the "out of country" tuition?

    I wonder if the school knows that by not following the SEVIS agreements and allowing persons with out legal status in the US to enroll, they will loose the ability to enroll real foreign exchange students. Oh well, I guess they'll learn soon enough.

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    i think its a damn good idea.

    sign them up, flag their status, and set up a few days of raids and deportations at the beginning of the semester!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jks9199 View Post
    Y'know...

    I don't have a problem with letting 'em enroll.

    And pay OUT OF STATE tuition, since they aren't legally residents of North Carolina, right?

    And, maybe 3 or 4 weeks into the semester (whenever it is that they can't argue for getting their tuition back when they drop the class), let ICE visit all the classes, and deport 'em all.
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