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At Emory University, several students said they support the University adopting sanctuary policies even if it means losing state funding.
Tasnim Shamma / WABE

State lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would strip state funding from private colleges in Georgia that adopt "sanctuary policies," meaning the schools limit cooperation with immigration officials. 

So far, no colleges have said they won't cooperate. 

At Emory, students have protested, trying to get the university to declare itself a sanctuary campus.

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They are outnumbered in the Georgia House of Representatives by almost two-to-one, but Democrats plan to dig in on several issues when the Legislature returns next month.  

That's the message from House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, D-Atlanta.  Although Republicans in Washington have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare), Abrams promises Democrats will continue to push Georgia officials to expand the state's Medicaid rolls, to cover more uninsured people.  

The University of Georgia arch in Athens, Georgia on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
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The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case over in-state tuition at Georgia’s public colleges.

The hearing is a continuation of the legal fight between immigrant students who attend Georgia universities and colleges and the Georgia Board of Regents.

The students must pay out-of-state tuition in order to attend state universities and colleges. 

Many of these are students were brought to the United States when they were younger, usually by a parent or other relative, without the required legal documents.

Elly Yu / WABE

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia says it will meet with immigrant students who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to talk about the system’s in-state tuition policies.

That’s after a group of students turned in their tax forms in protest to the Board Tuesday morning.

The students weren’t on the board’s agenda, but about 40 of them rallied outside the building the meeting was held in downtown Atlanta. The board allowed one of the student representatives to speak.

Immigration attorney Charles Kuck talks about DACA with Denis O’Hayer and Rose Scott on “A Closer Look” on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (Photo/Brenna Beech)
Brenna Beech / WABE

Some Georgia high school graduates have been accepted to state colleges, but the Georgia Board of Regents makes them pay out-of-state tuition in order to attend.

These are students ─ who were brought to the United States when they were younger, typically by their parents ─ without the required legal documents.