Now they’re taking awayfree college from illegal immigrants:
The vast majority of speakers who addressed a public comment session at Dalton State College opposed a policy change by the University System Board of Regents that will deny in-state tuition to students who cannot prove they are in this country legally.
Since 1999, the board has been giving presidents of the system’s 35 colleges and universities discretion to waive out-of-state tuition for up to 2 percent of each school’s freshman class to benefit various groups of students, including athletes, international scholars and illegal immigrants living in Georgia who achieved outstanding grades in high school.
Effective July 1, the system will drop the waiver program for illegals in an effort to comply with the state’s new comprehensive immigration reform law.
On Tuesday, students affected by the new policy, their fellow students and their teachers complained the change will force promising students who have lived in Georgia for most of their lives to drop their plans for a college degree.