Wed., June 9, 2010 12:16pm (EDT)

Sheriff Asks GBI To Probe Board Of Regents
By Susanna Capelouto
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The Sheriff of Cobb County has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to see whether the Board of Regents broke law, because an illegal immigrant attended a Georgia University paying in-state tuition.  The case revolves around  Kennesaw State University student Jessica Colotl.

She was arrested March 30th for not having a valid driver’s license. It was discovered that she had entered the country illegally. Federal Immigration officials deferred her case for one year and allowed her to return to KSU.  

The Board of Regents says it has not broken any laws, but the case prompted a review of residency requirements at Georgia’s public universities.

The GBI says it will send the Sheriff’s complaint to Attorney General Thurbert Baker and will not act on it until Baker makes a decision.