I can hear ACLU and La Raza/The Race lawyers stampeding to file their lawsuits now, along with the NYTimes editorial writers and Barack Obama supporters preparing to lambaste this community college system’s decision as an act by “bitter” people “clinging” to the rule of law.
The N.C. Community College System will no longer allow illegal immigrants to enroll in curriculum degree programs.
Community college officials made the announcement on Tuesday in response to recent advice from N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office.
“We asked the Attorney General’s Office for clarification of our present policy and will abide by their advice,” N.C. Community College System President R. Scott Ralls said in a statement. “We will continue to be a primary source of economic advancement for the state by providing world-class education and work force training to every student eligible to enroll.”
Tuesday’s announcement reverses the policy updated in November, which stated all 58 community colleges could admit illegal aliens who pay out-of-state tuition, are 18 years or older and high school graduates. At the time, the Attorney General’s office supported the N.C. Community College System’s “open door” policy.
Cooper’s office suggested to community college officials last week to drop the open admissions policy. Under federal law, the state would have to pass a law to allow illegal aliens admission to community colleges, the office said.
From sanctuary nation to sovereign nation. One step at a time.