Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NYT: Maryland: Bill Giving Tuition Breaks to Immigrants Is Sent to Governor

The General Assembly has approved legislation to grant in-state tuition to students who are illegal immigrants, opening new possibilities to them as other states consider legislation to restrict the rights of illegal immigrants. The bill would grant in-state tuition to students in four-year universities who had first graduated from high school in Maryland and then attended a community college for two years. They must also show that they or their parents have filed Maryland tax returns for all of those years. Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, is expected to sign the bill into law this month, making Maryland the 12th state to have such a provision, according to Casa de Maryland, an advocacy group for Hispanics.(Maryland: Bill Giving Tuition Breaks to Immigrants Is Sent to Governor)

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