I came to the United States when I was four years old. I started kindergarten at Valley Elementary and received my high school diploma from Pelham High School, both in the state of Alabama. I learned how to swim, ride a bike, and drive a car in the state of Alabama. I met my best friend, had my first dog, found my first job, got my learners permit and drivers license, bought my first car, went to my first Alabama football game, went to my first school dance, bought my first pair of heels, and had my first kiss all in the state of Alabama. I have spent my entire life in Alabama. All my memories belong to the State of Alabama but that is not enough for me to be charged in-state tuition. I am on a U-Visa. I lived in the state of Alabama undocumented but due to a tragic experience I was able to get a visa. The universities in Alabama only care that I have a visa. They do not care that I have spent my whole life here. They do not care that I have had all my life experiences in Alabama or that I have learned some of life's hardest lessons in Alabama. This is not an immigration issue. This is a moral issue. I AM a Resident of Alabama and I deserve in-state tuition just as much as any other resident of Alabama. Help me, and every other person with a similar situation, get in-state tuition in the state of Alabama. Student who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) deserve to be accepted and pay in-state-tuition. Help every DREAMER dream! Help us, DREAMERS, encourage the state of Alabama to charge in-state tuition to all Alabama Students who have more ties to the state of Alabama than any other state. We intend to stay in the state of Alabama indefinitely. We are RESIDENTS of ALABAMA and we are Students. Encourage Alabama to update Code of Alabama-Title 16: Education.
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