Higher educational institutions; enrollment of aliens. (SB781)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Institutions of higher education; enrollment of aliens. Provides that any alien must present legal documentation of residence or educational status to be eligible for initial enrollment in any public institution of higher education in Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/31/2008: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/18/2008Presented and ordered printed 089864338
01/18/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/30/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB781)
01/31/2008Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB123.


Mary Steele writes:

Nobody should attend our higher education institutes that is not a legal citizen or legal guest. We have to be more proactive in getting our own people educated or we will continue to lose the battle against China and other countries that have stronger education programs.

We can spend the money now, or pay a lot more later when those that are under paid will depend on social services to make ends meet. This cycle of poverty often carries from generation to generation.