Peters to the editor
It looks like pro-enforcement immigration activists may be out in front of the “watchdog media” on crucial matters relevant to illegal immigration in Georgia and our tax dollars. Georgia activist D.A. King has been asking a question on his ImmigrationPoliticsGA.com blog for at least three years about the dual enrollment program pushed by Kemp and Republican legislators.
It’s an easy enough question: Where in the law regulating the program is the provision that says illegal aliens are not eligible for the no-cost college course seats awarded to high school students? And where is the language that spells out a verification program for this important exclusion? I find neither.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision Plyer v. Doe requires U.S. public schools to educate the illegals K-12. It does not make them eligible for no-cost post secondary education. The tutorials on various state websites make it clear that a Social Security number is not necessary to enter the dual enrollment program.
While conservative Republicans wage an annual battle under the Gold Dome to stop other Republicans from changing state law so as to award in-state college tuition to Georgia’s “undocumented” foreign high school grads, it looks like we are paying for zero-cost college tuition as well as fees and books for the illegal aliens who haven’t yet graduated our tax-funded high schools. King has a valid question.
Robert M. Trent