Friday, February 14, 2014 - 3:40pm - Friday, March 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
AFSC Immigrant Rights Program has intensified its work on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and will be providingworkshops on new DACA applications, and benefits that DACArecipients can obtain. The upcoming events include tax filing for DACA recipients, DACA info for Haitians and others in Jersey City, and the newly passed In-State Tuition Act that DACA youth could utilize. Please check enclosed flyers for more information.
The Rally for Tuition Equity for DREAMers and the public hearing where Jersey City’s officials passed the resolution* unanimously was an incredible experience. The tuition equality bill, currently pending before the New Jersey legislature, would allow the so-called NJ DREAMers (a term used to describe undocumented students who were brought to the United States at a young age) equal access to higher education in the state through paying in-state tuition rates.
Tuesday, February 5 marked the launch of a new campaign seeking college tuition equality for all North Carolina students. Let’s Learn NC is all about fairness, opportunity and equal access to education. The group advocates for the same college tuition for all North Carolina students, because higher education should be equally accessible to all state residents.
Many non-citizen youth (some, but not all, lack full legal documentation) believe in the dream that getting an education is their ticket to a secure future, yet find that dream blocked when they try to go to college. RI public colleges charge these students international student rates, even though they have grown up here and graduated from local high schools. This bill would allow them to attend college at in-state rates, just like their classmates. It costs the state nothing. It doesn't displace any students who are full citizens.
Support immigrant students who have graduated from a RI high school, been in the state for at least 3 years, who meet admission requirements who ask to go to state colleges at in-state tuition rates. If you are planning to join the lobby day, please contact Michelle DePlante, firstname.lastname@example.org or Marta Martinez at email@example.com
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Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.