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Attorney General Cooper Continues to Remain Silent on In-State Tuition
Students and advocates will rally outside of his office on Wednesday, January 1st at 3pm.

Raleigh, NC — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students from across North Carolina urge Attorney General Roy Cooper to break his silence and offer a legal opinion as to whether they are eligible for in-state tuition.

When: Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 @ 3pm
Where: SIDEWALK of 114 W Edenton St. Raleigh

Earlier this month, State Representative Marcus Brandon submitted a formal request to the Attorney General requesting a formal opinion regarding the eligibility of DACA students to obtain in-state tuition.

It is the belief of the NC Dream Team and One State, One Rate that DACA youth, much like students with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), have “capacity to qualify for in-state tuition” and as such, are eligible for in-state tuition. (Please see:http://www.northcarolina.edu/legal/residence/SRC_Memo_Re_TPS__12112012.pdf)

For many students, the spring 2014 semester begins on January 6th. As undocumented youth, we can not wait any longer. Our futures, our educations are in jeopardy.

Two weeks ago, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican, signed landmark legislation that will allow in-state tuition for undocumented students.

Will the Attorney General follow in Governor Christie’s footsteps or not … ?

Visit the online petition at http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/instate

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