Georgia Professors offer new course to undocumented immigrants
United States, 26th August: A new course is being offered to undocumented immigrant students by Georgia professors following closure of entry to five competitive schools to these students.
Freedom University- the new course for undocumented immigrants in Georgia--The program named ‘Freedom University’ is going to be offered by five professors of University of Georgia.
Under this program, the undocumented immigrant students in Georgia will be taught a seminar course once in a week and will be similar to the courses being offered at the five most competitive schools of Georgia.
Who will be eligible for Freedom University program in Georgia—All immigrant students with undocumented status in Georgia who have successfully graduated from a high school but are not allowed to join one of the top five competitive Georgia schools following introduction of new immigrant policy or due to cuts announced in state scholarship schemes will be eligible to join Freedom University program.
Giving details about the new course to be offered to undocumented immigrant students in Georgia, a history professor at University of Georgia (UGA), Pam Voekel, said that the new course is not, in any way, a substitute for allowing these students into Georgia university, state schools or other such schools.
However, the only aim of this new course is to help those who do not have any other alternative, he clarified.
It really does make sense to give these undocumented immigrant students an opportunity at an education since enormous investments have already been made in these youngsters, added another Georgia university professor, Reinaldo Roman.
As per the new immigration policy announced by Georgia, students who are unable to provide proof of their legal US immigration status or US citizenship will not be admitted to UGA, Georgia, College and State University, Georgia State University and Tech and the Georgia Health Sciences University.
Although undocumented immigrant students can attend any of the above stated universities, however, they will need to shell out highly expensive out-of-state tuition fee.
The policy was adopted by Board of Regents of the university system last fall and comes in the wake of concerns of the public that a large number of undocumented immigrant students were dominating admissions in Georgia state universities and colleges while displacing legal US residents and taxpayers being forced to subsidize their education.