ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A petition drive against a measure allowing certain illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at
Maryland colleges has succeeded in gathering enough signatures to put the legislation on the ballot.

The Maryland State Board of Elections on Thursday reported that 63,118 signatures have been validated. A total of 55,736 were needed to put the measure on the ballot for voters to decide in November 2012.

Linda Lamone, the state elections administrator, said there are about 40,000 additional signatures still to be verified.

The bill allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at four-year public colleges if they complete two years at a
community college after attending three years of high school.

Students also will have to show that their parents paid state income taxes.

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

Comments (6)
  1. Can't Fix Stupid says:

    YEAH BABY! WE DID IT! I knew we would get at least 100,000 signatures! This is sending a tremendous message to our “elected” officials who think they can continue to use our money and way they see fit! We are sick and tired of these illegals using our benefits and resources! Congrats to everyone who helped!

  2. chris says:

    i cant wait to sign it

  3. Land of Pleasant Living says:

    Not only vote against the bill, vote those darn politicians out in 2012!!

    1. jim says:

      I agree 100% with that. Now mabe we can get the people into office that will do what the people want And stop raseing taxes on everything they can.

  4. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    Remember the politicians who sponsored and VOTED for this Bill when ELECTION DAY rolls around. If the PEOPLE can bring this to the ballot then they can ELECT REAL POLITICIANS who have the “LEGAL CITIZENS” interest, not the LOBBYIST and “OTHER” factions who are bring this Great Country down on its knees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. chris says:

    why is this not on the front page anymore

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