ATLANTA -- A provision of a bill before the Georgia Legislature that would have barred illegal immigrants from state colleges, universities and technical schools has been taken out.
The bill's author, Sen. Barry Loudermilk, said the bill wasn't moving in the House with that language. The Cassville Republican said Tuesday the bill's other provisions were important enough that he said he wouldn't object to striking the higher education provisions to get the bill to the House floor.
The bill still makes some changes to the identification requirements for applicants for public benefits, loosening some and tightening others.
If it passes, it will have to go back to the Senate since it has been changed by the House.