Tryharder: When I first moved to Georgia, I paid out-of-state tuition for a year until Georgia recognized me as one of its citizens. There is nothing wrong with universities charging out-of-state tuition for those who do not qualify to be Georgia residents. I, too, am sick of all the government handouts going to people who are not citizens of this country. Our public education and health care are being overrun with illegals who don't pay a dime into it. When will the U.S. taxpayers and voters put an end to this?
Dusty: If Azadeh Shashahani of the ACLU is so worried about illegal students, perhaps she should concentrate on encouraging them to apply for citizenship, not look for loopholes to keep them here illegally. On another point, the AJC could investigate why are departments in universities run by first-born "legals" whose parents are of other nationalities and find it necessary to load their departments with "researchers" from the "old country." These researchers are here legally, but they never seem to go home. I know of some departments in Georgia universities where only nationals from a certain country get jobs. Others find themselves rejected for one reason or another. Contrary to what universities say, many of their departments are fully staffed with long-term "internationals," usually of the same nationality as the former one of the department "head." Americans are being deprived of jobs [that are being] being given to non-citizens.