Campus News

Va. lawmakers: Ban college admissions for illegal immigrants

Republican leaders of Virginia’s legislature announced plans to press for laws that prevent the state’s public colleges from accepting illegal immigrants, whether or not they attended high school in Virginia, according to the Washington Post.

The legislators, whose party now controls both the Virginia Senate and the House of Delegates, said they feared that some U.S. citizens living in Virginia were being shut out of some state institutions because illegal immigrants were taking their spots. The proposed bill would require public colleges to prove that an applicant was a legal resident or held a valid student visa.