MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Dayana Rodrigues graduated in the top 5% of her high school class in 2007 and completed nursing prerequisites at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.
But The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that in January, the college refused to re-enroll the 20-year-old returning student because she is an undocumented immigrant.
The South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act became law in June and, among other measures, banned illegal immigrants from attending colleges and universities that receive state money.
Supporters of the ban feel strongly that taxpayers' money should not fund a school that is educating lawbreakers. Opponents said it's unfair to punish children for their parents' crimes.
South Carolina is the first state to legalize such a ban, although other Southern states have restrictive policies.
Military to offer fast citizenship to fill shortfalls
By JULIA PRESTON
The New York Times
Source: The New York Times
Stretched thin in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military will begin recruiting skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, offering them the chance to become U.S. citizens in as few as six months.
Immigrants who are permanent residents, with documents commonly known as green cards, have long been eligible to enlist. But the new effort, for the first time since the Vietnam War, will open the armed forces to temporary immigrants if they have lived in the United States for at least two years, said military officials familiar with the plan
16 February 2009
New strict UK visa rules hoped to change behaviour of Aussie league stars
This week, Greg Eastward, New Zealand international playing for the Brisbane Broncos, is anxiously awaiting approval for his UK work permit. It is unclear as to why the application approval is taking so long, yet it has been suggested his driving convictions are causing trouble.
犯罪歴って driving convictionsとあるが、交通事故やひき逃げではないだろう？たぶん飲酒運転とか、スピード違反じゃないかな？