Lawful Presence in the United States Must Be Verified Before Enrollment
In January 2009, the state of South Carolina enacted the SC Illegal Immigration Reform
Act (section 59-101-430 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, As Amended). York Technical
College is in full compliance with this law.
The South Carolina Illegal Immigration Reform Act (Section 59-101-430 of the South Carolina Code of Laws) prohibits those unlawfully present in the United States from attending a public institution of higher education in South Carolina and from receiving a public higher education benefit:
- An alien unlawfully present in the United States is not eligible to attend a public
institution of higher learning in this State, as defined in Section 59-103-5. The
trustees of a public institution of higher learning in this State shall develop and
institute a process by which lawful presence in the United States is verified. In
doing so, the institution personnel shall not attempt to independently verify the
immigration status of any alien, but shall verify any alien’s immigration status with
the federal government pursuant to ᴽU.S.C. Section 1373 ©
- An alien unlawfully present in the United States is not eligible on the basis of residence for a public higher education benefit including, but not limited to, scholarships, financial aid, grants, or resident tuition.
Students in the United States with M, J, or F Visa’s will not be able to enroll at York Technical College.
DACA immigrants in South Carolina cannot become licensed nurses, dental hygienists, physical therapists to name just a few of the more than 40 careers requiring state licenses or other credentials. For more professions that require a South Carolina License log on to www.llr.state.sc.us and select Professional Licensing Board.