Immigration Ruling Draws Protest

November 11, 2010  |  

(AJC) — About 30 protesters chanted “don’t hate, educate” outside the state Board of Regents on Wednesday to oppose the regents banning illegal immigrants from some colleges.  The regents barred illegal immigrants from attending any public college that has turned away academically qualified students for the past two years because of space or other issues. The Rev. Markel Hutchins and three other protesters were arrested when they refused a police order to move from the intersection of Washington and Trinity streets. The new rule starts next fall and affects the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Medical College of Georgia and Georgia College & State University. Illegal immigrants may be admitted to the remaining 30 campuses.

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