Group Rallies For Immigrant Access To Education

With more restrictions possible for illegal immigrants seeking to attend college in North Carolina, one group is rallying across the state in support of easier access to higher education.

The Adelante Education Coalition plans to hold vigils Tuesday in Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Greenville and Asheville.

The group says it wants to rally support for policies that don't bar illegal immigrants from higher education.

Last year, the state community colleges board voted to accept illegal immigrants if they graduated from a U.S. high school, pay out-of-state tuition and don't displace a citizen.

A Republican state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would bar them entirely from public colleges in North Carolina.
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The vigil in Greenville takes place from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at New Covenant Community Church, 1212 North Greene St.

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