ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Children of illegal immigrants would get to pay in-state tuition rates for Maryland colleges, but would first have to graduate community college, under a bill making its way through the Maryland Senate.

Sen. Victor Ramirez, D-Prince George’s, the bill’s lead sponsor, said Wednesday that senators could take a final vote on the bill early next week.

The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee changed the bill to require that children of illegal immigrants complete community college or receive an associate’s degree before they qualify for in-state tuition rates.

The proposal mirrors federal legislation which died in Congress late last year.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (5)
  1. uni7 says:

    Vote No everybody. Write you representatives.

  2. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    WHY ARE REPRESENTATIVES LIKE ABOVE MENTIONED SEN. RAMIREZ INTRODUCING LEGISLATION THAT DIED WHILE IN CONGRESS? ILLEGAL IS STILL ILLEGAL. IS THAT HARD TO COMPREHEND. WHY DIDN’T CONGRESS ACT ON THIS? TOO MUCH FLAK!

  3. Chichi says:

    What part of “illegal” don’t they understand? They only thing they should get is a trip home!

  4. Leonard Meusel says:

    What is it that our”esteemed?” state assmebly doesn’t understand about the word illegal? THEY NEED TO BE DEPORTED, NOT EDUCATED.

  5. Nikki says:

    Haha after leaving Maryland in June to come to Arizona the folks here would LOVE this story lol wow. Needless today I’m going to ever so happy to go back to MD in June. That is a JOKE. Educate your own Maryland

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