The checks are part of a new policy adopted by the Board of Regents last fall to ensure that illegal immigrants don't take the place of citizens and those here legally. It bars any school that has rejected academically qualified applicants in the prior two years from accepting illegal immigrants.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports ( http://bit.ly/pgETsL) that one of the more than 10,000 students granted preliminary acceptance has been stopped from enrolling due to immigration status. That case was at Georgia State University.
The other four schools affected by the policy are Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Georgia College & State University and Georgia Health Sciences University.