Wed., September 22, 2010 9:59am (EDT)

Illegal Students Need Not Apply?
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Undocumented students would be barred from schools like the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State if the school doesn't have the space to admit all academically qualified applicants.  (GPB file photo)
Undocumented students would be barred from schools like the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State if the school doesn't have the space to admit all academically qualified applicants. (GPB file photo)
A plan to bar illegal immigrants from some state colleges and universities was approved by a Georgia Board of Regents committee Tuesday.

The recommendation states undocumented students would be barred from schools like the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State if the school doesn't have the space to admit all academically qualified applicants.

In another recommendation, the Regents' committee calls for all Georgia colleges to verify every student seeking in-state tuition to identify if the student is in the country legally.

Illegal immigrants are not eligible for in-state tuition at Georgia schools.

The full Regents are scheduled to vote on the proposed policy changes next month.