I was right the first time and issued a correction/retraction in error.
As I repeatedly wrote and said, Biden’s illegally paroled aliens are indeed eligible for the Promise Scholarship in SB 233 – “school choice” bill.
Noodle it out for yourself below:
SB 233 LC 49 1473S
72 (a) A student shall qualify for a promise scholarship account under this chapter if:
73 (1) The student’s parent resides within Georgia and has been a Georgia resident for at
74 least one year; provided, however, that the one-year requirement shall not apply if the
75 student’s parent is an active duty military service member stationed in Georgia within the
76 previous year;
77 (2) The student is currently enrolled and has been continuously enrolled in a Georgia
78 public school for a period of time that includes at least two consecutive enrollment counts
79 conducted pursuant to Code Section 20-2-160.
80 (3) The student resides in the attendance zone of a public school that is included on the
81 list of public schools provided for in Code Section 20-2B-10;
82 (4) The student does not meet any of the ineligibility criteria provided for in
83 subsection (b) of Code Section 20-3-519.1;
20-3-519.1. Eligibility for scholarships or grants.
(a) A student is eligible for any scholarship or grant described in this part if the student:
(1) Meets residency requirements by:
(i) Being classified as a legal resident of Georgia as established by the program regulations promulgated by the Georgia Student Finance Commission which shall be based upon the in-state tuition policy of the board of regents and the in-state tuition guidelines set by the Technical College System of Georgia; and
(I) If the student was classified as a legal resident of Georgia at the time of graduation from high school or from a home study program meeting the requirements of Code Section 20-2-690, then the student must have met the requirements set forth in division (i) of this subparagraph for a period of at least 12 months immediately prior to the first day of classes for which the scholarship or grant is to be awarded; or
(II) If the student was not classified as a legal resident at the time of graduation from high school or from a home study program meeting the requirements of Code Section 20-2-690, then the student must have met the requirements set forth in division (i) of this subparagraph for a period of at least 24 months immediately prior to the first day of classes for which the scholarship or grant is to be awarded; or
(B) Being classified as a legal resident of Georgia if such student is a member of the Georgia National Guard; a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States located in Georgia; or an active duty military service member or the spouse or dependent child of an active duty military service member and the active duty military service member is stationed in Georgia or lists Georgia as his or her home of record; and
(2) Meets all applicable requirements of this part relating to the relevant scholarship or grant and applicable to the student.
(b) A student is ineligible for any scholarship or grant described in this part if the student:
(1) Is not a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien who meets the definition of an
eligible noncitizen under federal Title IV requirements;
(Title IV) Eligible Noncitizen See link on “eligible citizen” here.
A U.S. national (includes natives of American Samoa or Swains Island), U.S. permanent resident (who has an I-151, I-551 or I-551C [Permanent Resident Card]), or an individual who has an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) showing one of the following designations:
- “Asylum Granted”
- “Cuban-Haitian Entrant (Status Pending)”
- “Conditional Entrant” (valid only if issued before April 1, 1980)
- Victims of human trafficking, T-visa (T-2, T-3, or T-4, etc.) holder
- “Parolee” (You must be paroled into the United States for at least one year and you must be able to provide evidence from the USCIS that you are in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and that you intend to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.)
If you meet the noncitizen criteria above, you are eligible to receive federal student aid. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please check with your school’s financial aid office for more information.