A group of illegal alien high school students staged a protest to demand access to a scholarship that would grant them a free ride through college.
The current and former Guilford County high school students gathered outside of the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center in North Carolina on Tuesday where the “Say Yes College Fair” was taking place, WFMY reported.
The scholarship provides free tuition for in state public universities and colleges, but students must fill out a FAFSA form which requires the student to be a legal U.S. citizen.
“Why is it that that it’s different with me?” Araceli Garcia-Garnica asked. “Why is it that one simple piece of paper matters to them so much?”
Garcia-Garnica is in the United States since she was 2 years old and is now living under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Mary Vigue, the director of Say Yes Guilford, said she is willing to meet with the illegals to discuss the options they have moving forward.
“We try to provide support in other ways even without the scholarship,” she told WFMY. “In terms of directing students to other scholarships and schools that will support them if they aren’t eligible for our scholarship.”
Social media was not sympathetic to their cause.
@foxandfriends @sepepper Here’s a thought! Try working and paying for your own educations. I did! You will reap many benefits from it.
— Deplorable Voter (@Darth_Cyclops) September 16, 2016
@foxandfriends If these young people expect free college what else will they expect free in adulthood? They will always have their hand out.
— Bobby Martin (@BobbyM62) September 16, 2016
@foxandfriends Why in earth should NON-TAXPAYERS get free tuition when those of us paying taxes do not?! Ludicrous! Go demand it in Mexico
— Julie Schneider (@GlamrbabeJulie) September 16, 2016
@foxandfriends sure leave rhe country, apply to be a citizen, come back & apply for financial aide like citizen kids do!ur not an exception!
— Seriously Deplorable (@sd_Beckwith) September 16, 2016
@foxandfriends @DebAlwaystrump let me say NO! I paid for college, we pd for our children. You don’t deserve it free.
— Lee B/Suzan (@leesuzanbaker) September 16, 2016
@foxandfriends @HarrellRyan1 This is yet another reason why our ship needs to be shored. They have no Constitutional authority to complain!
— Daniel Moran (@dpmoran1962) September 16, 2016
@foxandfriends WTH !!! I work 2 jobs to put my daughter thru college and they want it free? I do to , where’s my sign
— john kinley (@Chico67John) September 16, 2016
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