According to a 2005 survey, 53% of farmworkers are undocumented (without legal authorization), 25% are United States citizens, and 21% are legal permanent residents.
Take Action in support of Tuition Equality
Let’s Learn NC is a statewide campaign that advocates for the same college tuition for all North Carolina students, because higher education should be equally accessible to all of our state’s young people. Farmworker families’ wages are way below the poverty line, making it impossible for some farmworker youth who want to continue their education. Currently, undocumented students have to pay out-of-state tuition –four times higher than in-state tuition- even if they meet the same academic and residency requirements as other students (including presence in NC for 12 continuous months). Out-of-state tuition rates make higher education impossible for many farmworker youth.
• Support Let's Learn. Sign the petition in support of Tuition Equality.
• Get involved by submitting a photo or video sharing why you support the campaign, contact your NC legislator, sign up for email updates, ask your college dean to sign a letter, and more at www.letslearn.adelantenc.org/get-involved/
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