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Georgia’s Statewide Undocumented Students College Ban Fails – COLORLINES

When the clock struck midnight last night signaling the end of the 2012 legislative session in Georgia, the state passed an important milestone. “This is the first year in many years where no anti-immigrant measures passed in Georgia,” said Azadeh Shahshahani, director of the Immigrant Rights Project at the ACLU of Georgia.

But it might have been a very different story. Georgia was considering, and had quickly advanced, a bill that would have expanded the state’s ban on undocumented students entering public colleges and universities to the entire state network. It was to be Georgia’s update to its anti-immigrant law HB 87, which is currently being challenged in the courts alongside Arizona’s SB 1070.

Currently, undocumented students are barred from enrolling in the Georgia’s top five most competitive colleges.

FULL ARTICLE: Georgia’s Statewide Undocumented Students College Ban Fails – COLORLINES.

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