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Old 09-26-2008, 11:52 AM
 
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New Policy Keeps Illegal Immigrants Out of Two-Year Colleges

Last Edited: Thursday, 25 Sep 2008, 11:50 AM CDT
Created: Thursday, 25 Sep 2008, 11:50 AM CDT

PELL CITY, Ala. (WBRC-TV MyFoxAL.com) -- A pared-down state board of education has passed a new policy denying illegal immigrants admission to Alabama's two-year colleges.

The policy, which takes affect next spring, was passed on a 4-0 vote Thursday, with one member abstaining. Three others were absent, as was Gov. Bob Riley, the board's president.

The policy was sought by Chancellor Bradley Byrne, who said he did not think it would affect many would-be students. He sought the change because he said it did not make sense to spend taxpayer money educating people who would be unable to obtain legal employment.

Two advocates for immigrants spoke out against the policy, saying it needed more discussion.

The vote was taken at a meeting in Pell City.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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That is AWESOME!

Doesn't mean that they can't attend a private school. It does mean they would have to pay for it and detach themselves from the tax payer's teat.
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:42 PM
 
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That is AWESOME!

Doesn't mean that they can't attend a private school. It does mean they would have to pay for it and detach themselves from the tax payer's teat.
While there are exceptions to every rule, I have to believe that those who can afford to attend private schools are here legally. Now that America is watching their every move, here's hoping the DREAMAct is no longer on Obama and Durbin's front burners.
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