HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » Maryland OKs 'Dream Act' ...

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:32 AM

Maryland OKs 'Dream Act' for young illegal immigrants

By Matt Pearce
November 7, 2012, 7:01 a.m.

Immigration advocates cheered across Maryland as the state’s voters approved a “Dream Act” ballot initiative that allows some illegal immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rates to attend college.

The measure passed, 57% to 43%, with large majorities in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and narrowly meeting majority approval in Baltimore County.

The initiative, called Question 4, says undocumented students can attend community college as long as students graduate from high school and meet income tax, permanent residency and selective service registration requirements. Then, with 60 credit hours or a degree from a community college, those students can enroll at a four-year public school with in-state tuition rates.

The law had passed the Legislature and was signed by Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley before opponents mounted a petition drive with more than 100,000 signatures that forced the issue to the ballot box for approval ...

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-dream-act-maryland-20121107,0,5967340.story

5 replies, 680 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Maryland OKs 'Dream Act' for young illegal immigrants (Original post)
struggle4progress Nov 2012 OP
rightsideout Nov 2012 #1
LineLineNew Reply +
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #2
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #3
Happyhippychick Nov 2012 #4
pampango Nov 2012 #5

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:34 AM

1. I voted for it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to rightsideout (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:38 AM

2. +

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:39 AM

3. So many progressive causes won last night.

Im stunned, the pundits told me this was a "center-right" country.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:45 AM

4. I voted for it too!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:33 PM

5. 57% to 43%! Fantastic. Glad the people of Maryland confirmed the law passed last year.

Glad the right wingers who circulated the petitions to repeal the Democratic law suffered a convincing defeat.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread