Sunday, April 17, 2011

Maryland Bucks Trend by Passing Dream Act

The state has educated these kids for years until now, it is very smart to allow them to go to college and become citizens and stay in the state, work, start businesses and pay taxes. - - Donna Poisl

By Althea Fung

In voting this week to extend tuition discounts to illegal immigrants, the Maryland legislature went against a national tide that has been moving in the other direction.

The legislation that Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to sign will offer in-state tuition to undocumented students as long as they have graduated from a secondary school within the state and lived within the state for at least three years, and a parent or guardian has paid income tax each of those years. The passage of the Maryland Dream Act would make the state the 11th to pass such legislation.
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