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Illegal Immigrants in NC Demand Free College Tuition

Illegal Immigrants in NC Demand Free College Tuition

‘Say Yes To Education’

It takes a special kind of audacity to demand something from a country you’re in illegally.

WFMY News reported:

Undocumented Students Rally For ‘Say Yes’ Scholarship Inclusion

Undocumented Guilford County high school students want the ‘Say Yes To Education’ scholarship program to expand its eligibility requirements.

The students want to be included in the local scholarship program that provides free tuition to in-state public colleges and universities.

“Why is it that that it’s different with me?” Araceli Garcia-Garnica said. “Why is it that one simple piece of paper matters to them so much?”

Garcia-Garnica was among the students and teachers who attended a rally outside the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center Tuesday. The Say Yes College Fair was going on inside.

Garcia-Garnica has lived in the United States since she was 2 years old. She is here on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) which is an immigration policy that allows some illegal aliens to receive a renewable 2-year work permit.

However, her status makes her ineligible for the Say Yes to Education scholarship program in Guilford County.

The program currently requires applicants to use the FAFSA, which is only applicable to students with social security numbers. The program also only applies to students who are eligible for in-state tuition, which does not apply to undocumented students in North Carolina.

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