Marylanders expect to vote on the question of tuition breaks for undocumented students in next year’s general election ballot. But a challenge to the petitions that put the law on referendum could change that.
D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown says he is trying to get to the bottom of why students from Maryland and Virginia are attending the city’s public schools illegally.
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents will meet to vote on the fiscal year 2012 schedule of tuition and mandatory fees.
A Maryland chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is questioning the legality of an online petition seeking a statewide referendum on in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants.
There was news Tuesday on two fronts of the immigration tuition issue. Opponents of the bill that allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition have gathered enough valid signatures to move forward in their drive to put the matter to the voters. At the same time, supporters of the measure are celebrating a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday.
The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a California policy that gives tuition breaks to illegal immigrants to attend public colleges and universities.
The first signatures were submitted Tuesday in the push to allow Maryland voters to decide the issue of in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants.
Maryland’s new law extending in-state college tuition to undocumented immigrants could be headed to referendum. Leaders of the drive to put the issue on next year’s ballot say they are close to clearing the first hurdle.
A state delegate is trying to force a referendum on whether Maryland should allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition.
A Maryland lawmaker says he is talking to attorneys about filing a lawsuit against a measure allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.
The Maryland General Assembly has approved a bill to grant in-state college tuition rates to illegal
immigrants who meet certain requirements.
Many gathered at the state capital Thursday to debate whether immigrants who are in the country illegally should be granted in-state college tuition rates.