Georgia House Rep. Earl Ernhart: “Imminently Quotable” addresses the “delicate dispositions” of students who are “offended” by the enforcement of immigration laws on college campuses.
As Written By Greg Bluestein for myAJC:
A powerful Republican lawmaker aims to cut off state funding to Emory University and any other higher education institution that declares it will defy President-elect Donald Trump if he tries to deport immigrants who are illegally in the U.S.
State Rep. Earl Ehrhart plans to introduce legislation to block colleges from receiving state funds if they aren’t complying with state and federal law inresponse to the report last week that Emory was weighing whether to declare the school a “sanctuary campus.”
“Private institutions can do what they want, but there are consequences to actions. And it can’t be an option to choose not to follow state and federal laws,” said Ehrhart of Powder Springs, who is chairman of the House’s higher education financing subcommittee.
“There’s a raft of state taxpayer dollars for private institutions,” he said, “and I’m very sanguine about being able to pass a piece of legislation that says if you’re picking and choosing which laws you’re going to follow, state dollars aren’t going to…..
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