As if the threat of deportation wasn’t enough. As if it weren’t enough that we have watched as undocumented youth after undocumented youth is placed in deportation proceedings. As if it weren’t enough that our entire communities live in fear and often times are targeted by law enforcement officials simply because of the color of their skin. Oh, North Carolina has yet to leave behind its past of Jim Crow laws. This is why, on Tuesday, September 6, undocumented youth will risk it all to take a stand against backwards policies that seek only to keep us in the shadows.
If you’re undocumented, it’s time to drop the fear. Your silence will no longer protect you. You don’t have to apologize to anyone. You don’t have to be ashamed of your status. You are not alone.
We’ve got news North Carolina: WE WILL NO LONGER REMAIN IN THE SHADOWS!
Currently, North Carolina’s community colleges admissions policy states that “students lawfully present in the United States shall have priority over any undocumented immigrant in any class or program of study”, leaving us as undocumented youth to choose from the leftover courses.
If you’re an ally, we need your help too. We need you to stand with us, side by side, as we risk it all for our families, for our communities, and for ourselves.
Join us next Tuesday, September 6 at Central Piedmont Community College at 1 PM for a Coming Out Rally. RSVP here! If you can’t make it out, but want to help, consider making a $5 donation here. For more info, visit http://ncdreamteam.org. Thank you for your support!