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Board of Regents will vote on barring illegal students

Illegal immigrants would be barred from attending the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and any other public college that doesn't have the space to admit all academically qualified applicants, under a recommendation a state committee approved Tuesday.

The committee, assembled by the State Board of Regents, also recommended that all Georgia colleges verify every admitted student seeking in-state tuition to determine if the student is in the country legally. Illegal immigrants are not eligible for in-state tuition.

The regents are scheduled to vote on the suggested policy changes next month. If approved, the changes would be in effect with applications for the fall 2011 semester.