The Hispanic Institute

Georgia Republicans Stiff-Arm Latino Vote

--  by Jay Bookman, for The Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Voting largely along party lines, the Georgia Senate last week passed a bill that would bar illegal immigrants from attending any publicly funded college or technical institute in the state.

I’m just not sure why.

House Speaker David Ralston and Gov. Nathan Deal have already said they have no interest in making changes to current immigration law until the federal courts pass judgment on the major immigration bill passed in Georgia a year ago.

In addition, illegal immigrants are already barred from attending the state’s top five universities, where it was argued that they might take limited slots from a legal Georgia citizen. Extending that policy even to schools that do not have a competitive entrance requirement won’t help Georgia citizens a whit.

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