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Undocumented Students May Soon be Unable to Attend North Carolina Colleges and Universities

On March 5th, 2013, two North Carolina state representatives proposed a bill that, if passed, could potentially prevent undocumented students from being able to pursue a higher education at North Carolina community colleges and universities. As it currently stands, undocumented immigrants are eligible to attend certain NC universities and colleges, providing that they pay out-of-state tuition fees and meet other specific criteria. The new bill, "No Post-Secondary Education/Illegal Aliens" would overturn the current policy and make it all but impossible for illegal immigrants to obtain a higher education, not to mention prevent them from being able to better contribute to society. Should the bill pass, currently enrolled students would not be affected.

As an undocumented immigrant, you may be under the impression that you do not have access to certain resources that other documented immigrants, and citizens, do. You may also mistakenly believe it is not worth the time and effort to pursue a legal immigration status. We understand that obtaining a proper visa, or green card, can be an extremely difficult and drawn-out process. However, if you are in the United States without documentation and you need representation in any kind of immigration matter, we urge you to contact Robert Brown LLC and speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. Whether you wish you obtain a student visa, an employment-based visa, a skilled worker visa, a family-based visa, or any other type of visa, our firm is here to help. With more than 40 years experience, much of which was spent working directly with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, our firm understands what it takes to help you resolve your immigration issues, prevent your deportation or removal, and help you obtain the visa, or green card, you need to be able to legally reside within the United States.

Contact an experience North Carolina immigration lawyer at our firm today in order to discuss your needs, review your options and get you started on the path to obtaining the proper immigration status.

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