RALEIGH — North Carolina community colleges leaders have drawn up a new policy that would allow illegal immigrants into the two-year colleges.
The state Board of Community Colleges' policy committee on Thursday drafted rules that would admit undocumented immigrants if they graduated from a U.S. high school.
The newly drafted rules stipulate:
that immigrant students would have to pay out-of-state rates of about $7,000 a year.
that lawful U.S. residents would have priority for admission when classrooms are crowded.
Debate on the guidelines and a vote by the full community colleges board isn't expected until next month.
The country's third-largest community college system has changed its illegal immigrant admission policy four times since 2000.
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