NAACP calls for education equality

NAACP calling for equal access for higher education during their annual "No Room in the Inn" event Christmas Eve

December 24, 2012 1:36:57 PM PST
Civil rights leaders in Raleigh used the holiday to call for immigration reform which helps undocumented college students.

The state chapter of the NAACP held its annual "No Room at the Inn" event in Raleigh Monday. They said, just like Mary, some illegal immigrants can't find a seat in a university classroom.

"We should be reminded of a truth that Christmas teaches us that we should not push people out but bring people in," said N.C. NAACP President Rev. William Barber. "We have to be reminded that the savor that we sing about was actually treated like an illegal alien."

The civil rights group said those students are also paying out of state tuition, even though they have lived in North Carolina most of their lives.

They are now lobbying the General Assembly to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition.

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