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Voters To Decide On “Dream” Act

July 25th, 2011 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland State Board of Elections certified that opponents to allowing in-state tuition for certain illegal immigrants had enough signatures to put the measure on next year's ballot. The board has validated 108,923 signatures in the petition drive. Opponents needed 55,736 signatures to the measure on the ballot. The successful petitioning of the measure to the ballot means the law won't take effect until Maryland voters decide the issue in November 2012, or until a judge rules otherwise. The bill would allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges if they complete three years of high school and can show their parents filed state income tax returns. One of those most strongly opposed to the legislation has been Delegate Leroy Myers who said the thinking behind the effort was fundamentally flawed…


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