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High School Students Supporting Tuition Equity in Florida

As our volunteers continue their visits to high schools in Collier County, they continue to find that support for tuition equity for all students in Florida is overwhelming. Earlier this week, our state House of Representatives passed HB 851, (In-State Tuition for All Florida graduates, regardless of immigration status)  out of its last committee unanimously. While we still have to wait until it reaches the house floor, the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project and several other organizations in the state have been mobilizing and collecting signatures for the state-wide petition that was created in favor of tuition equity for undocumented students.

We need your help! Please, consider adding your name to the already hundreds of names supporting these measures. You can submit your signature electronically HERE and forward it to friends and family. Let’s show our legislators that this is something that we not only want, but also need! Once you’ve done that, show your support visually by submitting an image of yourself holding a sign similar to our high school students below! Email your image to rommy@collierstoriesmatter.org  and we will make sure to showcase you on our Facebook and blog!

Lely High School Students Showing Support

Lely High School Students Showing Support

Gulf Coast High School Students Showing Support

Gulf Coast High School Students Showing Support

Educators and Volunteers Showing Support

Educators and Volunteers Showing Support

Nestor, one of our members and DACA eligible student, gets his Driver’s License!

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Nestor just got his license after qualifying for Deferred Action this past year! Help us in congratulating him!

Note: Please note that if you are a DACA eligible young individual, you can still obtain your driver’s license even with Governor Scott’s veto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions about this, please let us know at info@collierstoriesmatter.org. You can also find more information about obtaining a driver’s licenses in Florida as a deferred action recipient here

Read more about his story in today’s Naples Daily News article: Edison State_6_23_13

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Form I-821D

USCIS just released the form for Deferred Action today, August 14th.

Download here and the instructions here

To find out more information regarding the form, fees and application process, visit the USCIS page here