Campus News

Federal judge: Colleges can deny admission to illegal immigrants

A federal judge tossed out part of a lawsuit aimed at Virginia’s public colleges, saying that as long as the universities apply federal standards to determine immigrants’ legal status, they can deny admission to those living in the country illegally. A 1982 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court stated that elementary and secondary schools could not consider immigration status when determining whether or not to enroll a student, but this ruling has never been applied to colleges.