Board: Foes of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants get signatures to put it to Md. voters

Opponents of allowing in-state tuition for certain illegal immigrants have obtained enough signatures to put the measure on next year’s ballot, a state board formally certified Friday, reports the Washington Post. The Maryland State Board of Elections validated 108,923 signatures in the petition drive, elections administrator Linda Lamone wrote in a letter posted on the board’s website. Opponents needed 55,736 signatures to put the measure on the ballot. Elections officials rejected 23,148 signatures out of a total of 132,071 that were submitted…

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Petitioners hit the streets to stop tuition breaks for illegal immigrants

The red-and-white placards outside the Motor Vehicle Administration office in Frederick strike some as an invitation: “Sign petition here. No in-state tuition for illegal immigrants,” reports the Baltimore Sun. One after another, supporters walk up. Over the course of the morning, Carol Geisbert welcomes, among others, a Montgomery County mother of three college-bound teens, a truck driver named Dewey Sayers and a 28-year-old Frederick Community College student wearing a Beastie Boys T-shirt. Two Carroll County sisters in their 60s practically skip to the table…

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Md. House OKs illegal immigrant in-state tuition

As many southern states pass news laws to crack down on illegal immigrants, the Maryland General Assembly on Friday moved toward allowing them to pay in-state college tuition, if they meet certain conditions, the Associated Press reports. The Maryland House voted 74-66 on Friday for the measure after intense debate. The Senate already has passed similar legislation. Democratic supporters say the legislation would create opportunity for people who have lived in Maryland for years and paid state taxes…

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