06 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Is Geogetown University Working with ICE?

Given that Juan Gomez–an undocumented student from Florida–is studying at Georgetown University, I found this bit of their law school application quite fascinating:

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It’s the only law school out of the 30 applications that I have looked over for Fall 2010, that has such ‘verification requirement’ statements.

The U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) has actually clarified  that federal law did not prohibit undocumented immigrants from attending colleges. When North Carolina community colleges were battling with allowing undocumented students into colleges, ICE issued statement, stating that “it is left for the school to decide whether or not to enroll out-of-status or undocumented non-immigrants…The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not require any school to determine a student’s status.”

So even USCIS agrees that the role of college officials is to educate and does not require them to adjudicate. Georgetown, when did you sign a contract to serve as the e-verify of college admissions?

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