According to a Mason-Dixon poll from last week, 67%…yes, 67% of Georgia’s legal, tax paying citizens want to bar illegal aliens from attending the University of Georgia and other public colleges. Again, that’s 67% want to prohibit people that are not legally entitled to be in Georgia to begin with from attending Georgia’s public university system.
Fan-freaking-tastic! Already, there is discussion about making changes to the law during the next session of the General Assembly to accomplish the will of the people.
The Legislature exempted the Board of Regents from a 2006 ban on illegal immigrants receiving many government services.
“Current law allows undocumented students to apply to college and be accepted,” Millsaps said. “It just doesn’t allow them to pay in-state tuition. That’s the current law, and that’s what we have to operate under.”
Changing the law enjoys broad support from almost every demographic group. Seventy-five percent of men, 61 percent of women, 46 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of Republicans, 77 percent of political independents, 71 percent of whites and 55 percent of blacks favor changing it. The rest were opposed or undecided.
Both Barnes and Deal say they would support such a change in the law.