Grant’s Hearing Postponed

Gavin Grant’s immigration hearing has been postponed again. (Link)

We don’t expect this to ever really be an issue…but, we can’t completely ignore it.

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9 Responses to Grant’s Hearing Postponed

  1. choppack1 07/11/2006 at 10:25 PM #

    The athletic 6-foot-7 swingman averaged 8.3 points last season and was second on the team in rebounds, averaging 4.7 per game.

    Those are pretty impressive #s considering he didn’t log tons of minutes. He has great hands and is a very good rebounder – good handle too. He’s crucial for next year. Hopefully, his lawyer is insuring a slam dunk case, not delaying because she suspects a negative outcome.

  2. JT 07/11/2006 at 11:39 PM #

    This is a straight up example of how dumbass immigration policies can put someone in an unreasonable and tough situation. HE WAS 9 WHEN HE CAME HERE! He’s married! What sort of inane rules would have Grant possibly deported? It’s crazy.
    Also, the dude can really ball.

  3. StateFans 07/12/2006 at 7:54 AM #

    Grant is poised for two fantastic upperclassman years in Raleigh. He was really coming on strong at the end of last year (when given the opportunity to play).

    If Andrew Brackman will play next year…our starting five should be able to compete around the #3 to #6 position in the ACC next year. The problem is that after our starting five, our bench is almost non-existent.

  4. graywolf 07/12/2006 at 8:01 AM #

    You can walk across the Mexican border at will and nothing happens to you yet you can be a 9 year old that lives in this country, gets married and plays basketball at a major university and still be threatened with deportation. Our immigrations laws are way out of whack!

  5. tcthdi-tgsf-twhwtnc 07/12/2006 at 12:16 PM #

    Our brain-dead Legislature was just discussing a year ago that people in the state illegally should get in-state tuition. If that had passed I doubt we would of seen federal agents nosing around campus. Not to turn this into a immigration policy debate but I don’t think you punish people that were brought here as kids.

    I think the law needs to look at whether someone intended to break the law before they decide to pursue a case.

  6. redfred2 07/12/2006 at 12:49 PM #

    graywolf, t-t-t

    It’s easy to track someone who basically follows the rules while trying to improve his/her life under the system and contributing to society all the while. Those people’s names show up everywhere on tax and legal documents all over the place. Like fish in a barrel for the officials.

    I don’t know if there is something else involved, but if not, this is sad state of affairs that proves that our elected officials don’t know where the real problem lies and will take the easier route every time, without solving a single problem, just so they can report some type results.

    Couldn’t resist, now back to sports.

  7. wolfydave 07/12/2006 at 9:08 PM #

    Sorry to be the negative one here… BUT until we reach the day where every deserving US citizen is given the ability to get funding to go to college when they don’t have the funds or family to support them then we should not be paying for the education of an ILLEGAL citizen above them… I don’t care how many points they can score and I don’t care what their excuse is for being here illegally, point is they are here illegally… You make legal citizens take out loans to pay for an education that they still pay for into their 30’s then make this illegal citizen do likewise…

  8. StateFans 07/12/2006 at 9:48 PM #

    Gavin Grant is married to a US citizen.

    By the laws of the United States of America, he is therefore a US citizen.

  9. redfred2 07/13/2006 at 1:00 AM #


    I somewhat agree, but there are illegals who are really trying and contributing, and others who are just plain burdens. Let me see them round about three or four hundred of the burdens in Raleigh and ship them out of the country, then they can come down and talk to a young man entering his third year of college. Gavin Grant’s name appears on many legal documents right there at NCSU, the others don’t. It’s much harder tracking down the real burdens to society, with their four bogus names, and no permanent address.

    I don’t totally disagree with your thinking, but this far from a case of someone coming into the country intent on taking advantage of every hand out that is available out there.

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