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McDonough To Discuss Dream Act at CCBC

The college recently hosted CASA de Maryland to discuss the other side of the ballot issue.

Del. Pat McDonough will discuss a bill on in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at a forum Tuesday night at the Community College of Baltimore County in Essex.

The free forum will start at 7 p.m. in the upper lobby of the B Building on the CCBC Essex campus.

The bill, commonly referred to as the Maryland Dream Act, would guarantee in-state tuition to illegal immigrants who spend at least three years in a Maryland high school and satisfy other conditions.

Maryland's General Assembly passed the bill in 2011 and it was petitioned to referendum for November's ballot. McDonough, a Middle River Republican, is an outspoken opponent of the bill.

Representatives of CASA de Maryland, a Latino and immigration advocacy organization, hosted similar forums at CCBC in Essex and Catonsville earlier this month.

A poll conducted in September by a Democratic pollster found 60 percent of Maryland voters supported the measure.

Pat Foster October 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I oppose the bill and back Rep McDonough. The bill states that if the parents of these kids pay taxes their kids should receive in-state tuition! This is ridiculous and I can't imagine that many illegals pay income tax, since they should not be working here at all! We all know they are paid under the table. These people need to go back to where they came from and apply to come to this country the right way! They are lawbreakers and their kids should not be rewarded for their parent's crime!
Steve October 23, 2012 at 01:05 PM
So what's the problem? If they don't file taxes their kid won't get the instate tuition rates. All the other states that have passed similar laws have benefitted from it.
MJB October 23, 2012 at 06:33 PM
How does a state benefit by making themselves more attractive to illegal immigrants? Allowing them to undercut Americans for the few jobs available or by burdening the taxpayers with abused welfare programs? I know the children of US citizens won't have to worry about college loan debt because the child of an illegal immigrant took the open spot at that college in the name of diversity.
dmk123 January 01, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Because most americans stop going to college and watch kim kardarshian.So, where do the intellectual manpower come from if you dont let them study?So, let them study.It won't harm you.

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