A top academic at North Carolina State University on Thursday told a conference on higher education that educators should do everything possible to change state law and give in-state college tuition to children of illegal immigrants.
"We should, I think, be helping achieve their goals and be educated citizens who can contribute to the economy of North Carolina," said Provost Larry Neilsen.
Last year, a plan that would give in-state tuition did not get anywhere in the General Assembly, but Nielsen said the effort needs to be revived.
An opponent of the bill suggests demonstrators should have lined up outside Nielsen's office door after his comments.
Since the bill failed last year, it can't be introduced again in the General Assembly until 2007.
This bill had a lot of people up in arms last year. It was a very heated topic around the water cooler at work and on the morning talk radio. I say let Mr. Neilsen know how you feel about this subject. You can contact him here:
The Office of the Provost is located in Room 109, Holladay Hall, on the North Campus near the Memorial Belltower.
Office of the Provost
Campus Box 7101
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
You may send any comments and questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BTW, that is information available at NCSU's website.