Monday, October 31, 2011

Remove the Ban on Undocumented Students.

Atlanta Jobs with Justice supports the campaign to remove the ban that prevents undocumented students from attending 5 prominent public colleges in Georgia. Education is a human right.

October 24, 2011

Office of the Chancellor
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Suite 7025
270 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Dear Chancellor Huckaby,

I hope this letter finds you well. I write to convey the Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance’s request to appear before the Board of Regents, at the meeting scheduled for November 8-9, to propose that the Board re-address Policy 4.1.6.

Given the University of Georgia Student Government Association’s passage of Senate Resolution 24-04 urging the Board to repeal Policy 4.1.6, the Franklin College Faculty Senate’s unanimous approval of a similar measure, and the economic and ethical precedent said Policy creates, the following organizations publicly endorse this request to appear before the Board:

American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia
American Friends Service Committee
Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition
Atlanta Jobs with Justice
Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens
Economic Justice Coalition
Freedom University
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights
Georgia Students for Public Higher Education
Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance
Southern Center for Human Rights
Southern Poverty Law Center
Southerners on New Ground
University of Georgia GLOBES

We would appreciate a response by Monday, October 31.

Please address all correspondence to Allie McCullen, PO BOX 49706, Athens, GA 30604, and all electronic correspondence to a.mccullen@gmail.com.

Respectfully,

Allie McCullen
Representative, Georgia Students for Public Higher Education