Undocumented NC Students Hold Rally Calling for Scholarship Eligibility
A group of North Carolina students who are in the United States illegally held a rally this week, arguing they should be included in a taxpayer-funded scholarship program.
The students in Guilford County called for the 'Say Yes To Education' scholarship program to expand the eligibility requirements to include undocumented students.
"Why is it that that it's different with me?" Araceli Garcia-Garnica told WFMY-TV. "Why is it that one simple piece of paper matters to them so much?"
Garcia-Garnica said she has lived in the U.S. since age two as part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The policy allows her to stay in the country and attend school, but since she does not have a Social Security number, she cannot apply for scholarship money to attend an in-state public college.
Watch the report above and let us know your thoughts on the protesters' demands.