NC groups to support in-state tuition for all immigrants

December 23, 2018 GMT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Groups that support in-state tuition rates for students who are undocumented or with DACA will hold a protest where actors portraying Mary and Joseph are turned away by innkeepers who are North Carolina politicians.

The event will be held Sunday in front of the State Board of Education building in Raleigh. The groups say North Carolina isn’t among the 18 states that allow undocumented students and those who are among the deferred action for childhood arrivals to pay in-state tuition for public universities and community colleges.

They want Gov. Roy Cooper and legislators to have North Carolina join those 18 states.

The participating groups include the state chapter of the NAACP; the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign; Student Action with Farmworkers; El Pueblo and North Carolina Asian Americans Together.