Support resolution to ban undocumented students

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Allowing undocumented students to attend North Carolina community colleges is a bad idea, however, the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges doesn’t think so.

In September the college board voted 16-to-1 to allow undocumented individuals to attend the state’s community colleges. 

They implemented a contingent—those students have to have graduated from a U.S. high school and they must pay an out-of-state tuition rate of about $7,700 per academic year.

In light of this, Monday evening, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners assigned the task of adopting a resolution that would oppose this maneuver to county attorney Huey Marshall. Once drafted and reviewed, the board of commissioners would then have to approve the resolution. 

We think this is a good idea.

Taxpayer dollars fund the state’s community college system. It doesn’t make sense to us why that hard-earned money should be put to use to educate those who don’t have the proper paperwork to be in those institutions of higher learning.

We hope when the resolution’s final version is crafted, commissioners will stand behind it—undocumented students should not be allowed to attend our community colleges.