DREAM Act Debated With Maryland Vote Pending
"On Nov. 6, Maryland voters will decide whether to extend the in-state tuition discount at the state's public collegesand universities to some undocumented students. To qualify, students must have been brought to the United States as children, have attended at least three years of high school in Maryland, and come from families that have filed state tax returns, among other requirements," the Balitmore Sun reports.
"Legislative analysts estimate that the measure would cost Maryland $3.5 million per year. But some researchers say the students will get better jobs if they go to college and eventually pay millions more in taxes. The proposal was approved last year by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat. But opponents mounted the state's first successful petition drive in two decades, gathering more than 108,000 signatures to suspend the law and let the voters decide."
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