Va. to Consider Barring Illegal Immigrants From State Colleges

Virginia would join practice of three other states

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011  |  Updated 3:00 PM EDT
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Va. Considers Barring Illegal Immigrants From State Colleges

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Lawmakers in Virginia will consider barring illegal immigrants from enrolling in the state's public colleges and universities.

Republican Delegate Christopher Peace wants to amend state law to prohibit people who are in the country illegally from enrolling in public two-year or four-year institutions.

Peace represents the 97th District of Virginia, which includes parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King, Queen, Henrico and Spotsylvania counties and all of New Kent County.

Federal law already prohibits illegal immigrants from paying in-state tuition at colleges and universities.

Virginia's public universities currently have the discretion to decide whether to admit illegal immigrants.

South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama already have some rules barring illegal immigrants from becoming students.

Previous attempts to pass similar legislation in Virginia have failed.

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