Vote could ban illegal immigrants from Brunswick community colleges

Reported by Kristy Ondo - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

BRUNSWICK COUTNY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County commissioners are expected to vote on a resolution that will ban illegal immigrants from attending class.

In September, the State Board of Community Colleges voted to allow illegal immigrants to enroll at North Carolina campuses starting next year.

NC community colleges to enroll illegal immigrants

The plan allows undocumented immigrants to attend community colleges statewide if they graduated from a U.S. high school and pay out-of-state tuition. They can win admission to the campuses after April 1, 2010, but will not be able to qualify for state or federal financial aid.

Despite the state board's vote, most Brunswick County commissioners are against it and plan to vote on a resolution preventing illegal immigrants from attending class.

The resolution won't change the law, but it will add another loud voice to the outcries against illegal immigrants in community colleges.

A similar resolution was passed in Columbus County last year, and Brunswick commissioners hope other counties will get on board.

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