AG Cooper, In-State Tuition for DACA Students Now!
For 3 months, DACA students have waited for AG Cooper's clarification on their eligibility for in-state tuition. They can legally work, they can legally drive, so what's the hold up in letting them learn?
Many DACA students have missed another semester of school because they could not pay 4 times as much as their high school classmates to attend college. Tell AG Cooper we can no longer wait: In State Tuition NOW!
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Call Attorney General Roy Cooper at (919) 716-6400
Sample Script: "Hi, I'm calling to ask that Attorney General Cooper support in-state tuition for DACA students in NC. As their supporter, I refuse to watch the dreams of promising students deferred another year. They can legally work and legally drive, let them learn!"
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To UNC Board of Governors, State Community College System, and Attorney General Roy Cooper:
North Carolina community colleges and public universities are making a mistake in charging DACA students the out of state tuition rate. It is a practice with no legal basis and it is unjust. I am writing to call on the UNC Board of Governors and the State Community College System to grant DACA students in-state tuition now.
Since November 7th, 2013, DACA students and supporters have petitioned Attorney General Cooper to request clarification that they are eligible for in-state tuition costs. The Attorney General has refused to provide an official legal opinion that the UNC Board of Governors and the State Community College System are ready to abide by. He is holding hostage the futures of hundreds of DACA students who aspire to become our state's future nurses, teachers, attorneys, and engineers.
Attorney General Cooper's formal opinion has been requested already by State Rep. Marcus Brandon as it is in the best interest of North Carolina to make community colleges and public universities accessable to DACA students who know no other place as home and have no intention of leaving, but rather seek the opportunity to give back to their community and state. DACA students have been authorized to legally work and legally drive and posses the ability to make North Carolina their domicile.
UNC Board of Governors, State Community College System, and Attorney General Roy Cooper: you are throwing away taxpayer dollars that have already been invested in educating DACA students by making a conscience choice to keep our state's institutions of higher education out of their reach by charging them four times as much as their high school classmates.
I urge the UNC Board of Governors and the State Community College System to grant in-state tuition to DACA students immediately.
Students who are DACA holders deserve the same access to North Carolina's public institutions of higher education as their high school classmates. UNC Board of Governors, State Community College System, and Attorney General Roy Cooper, let immigrant youth learn and become professionals.