May 21, 2006

Illegal aliens take college seats from those pesky citizens, at a reduced tution rate

Posted by D.A. King at 9:45 pm - Email the author   Print This Post Print This Post  

Below is a story from Gainesville.

Martha Nesbitt has apparently decided that she is free to violate existing federal law.

8 USC 1621 says Nesbitt is in violation. Maybe she will get amnesty if the President gets his way?

State or local public benefit” defined
(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), for purposes of this subchapter the term “State or local public benefit” means—
(A) any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an agency of a State or local government or by appropriated funds of a State or local government; and
(B) any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, postsecondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of a State or local government or by appropriated funds of a State or local government.

See 8 USC 1621 here.

Contact Nesbitt here.

17 illegal immigrants got in-state tuition at Gainesville State

The president of Gainesville State College said Monday that 17 illegal immigrants, all graduates of area high schools, were allowed to pay in-state tuition during the current school year.

Martha Nesbitt issued the written statement in response to a request by The Times for data on the number of illegal immigrants paying the lower tuition rate for Georgia residents.

“The only students who qualify for consideration (for in-state tuition) are those who are Georgia residents, have graduated from a Georgia high school and offer strong academic promise,” wrote Nesbitt.

She defended the practice as being legal and approved by the University System Board of Regents. She said most of the students were from Hall County.