Republican Congresswoman Sue Myrick this week announced that she will soon introduce a bill targeting colleges and universities that knowingly admit illegal immigrants.
On Thursday her Democratic opponent accused her of relying on “divisive rhetoric” instead of coming up with solutions.
“A path to earned citizenship is a common sense solution that doesn't harm our educational system,” said Harry Taylor. “Sue Myrick wants to get people angry, and when it comes right down to it … this angry rhetoric and the rules she comes up with don't apply to her or her family.”
Myrick, a Charlotte Republican who has made immigration a core component of her re-election campaign, said Wednesday that she would introduce her bill in September, when Congress reconvenes.
Recent state developments, Myrick said, have led her to seek clarity on the legality of allowing illegal immigrants to enroll.
Myrick said lawyers were still writing her bill, so she was not able to provide a copy for the media. However, Myrick said the immigration proposal would not target student loans. Instead it would focus on grants and federal dollars that go specifically to offending schools.
Taylor has scheduled a news conference for today calling on Myrick to explain her stance on illegal immigration.