Undocumented students push Attorney General Cooper for response

Dec. 17, 2013 @ 12:39 PM

After the N.C. Dream Team, an organization of undocumented youth and allies fighting for immigrant rights, pushed Attorney General Roy Cooper to take a stand for in-state tuition rates and heard no response, they continued the "One State, One Rate" campaign this week with N.C. Rep. Marcus Brandon at their side.

As North Carolina law stands now, an undocumented student attending a North Carolina university or college must pay out-of-state tuition. Last week, the UNC Faculty Council approved a resolution in support of in-state tuition for these affected students.

Rep. Brandon, a Democrat who serves Guilford County, has requested an opinion from the attorney general's office as to whether undocumented students are eligible for in-state tuition at institutions of higher learning in North Carolina, according to the "One State, One Rate" campaign.

The N.C. Dream Team is expected to hold a press conference this week.