During “Higher Education for Undocumented Youth,” a teach-in hosted by the N.C. “One State One Rate” campaign, attendees participated in a simulation to show the disadvantages
“Currently, undocumented students have to pay out of state tuition, and it’s really unfair, especially because they’ve been living there their entire lives. And so that’s kind of what the campaign is about, and this event is just trying to shed some light on that and also get people aware and excited about this issue,” said Rachel Park, a first-year and a One State One Rate executive board member.
Undocumented UNC students joined Moises Serrano, an activist on undocumented and queer issues, to speak about their experiences.
A few weeks before Alma Islas, a senior public policy major who helped organize the event, was supposed to move in and start classes at UNC, the University asked for her green card. She said her financial aid was taken away when she disclosed that she was undocumented. Islas withdrew and worked three jobs that year to save money.