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O'Malley extends rights to illegal immigrants
The Baltimore Sun ^
| May 10, 2011
| Annie Linskey
Posted on 05/10/2011 6:31:08 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Dozens of illegal immigrants celebrated in Annapolis Tuesday as Maryland officially made them eligible for tuition discounts at colleges and universities an issue that ignited impassioned opposition during the legislative session and is already subject to a repeal effort.
Gov. Martin O'Malley made good on a long-standing promise to sign the controversial measure that extended in-state tuition rates, making Maryland the 11th state to grant such rights to undocumented residents. His action came the same day that President Barack Obama said he will renew a push for federal legislation that clears a citizenship path for illegal immigrants.
"This will allow us to have a more highly educated workforce," O'Malley said shortly before a bill-signing ceremony began.
But the measure still faces hurdles. Even as illegal immigrants feted the new law, opponents collected signatures to put the measure on the 2012 ballot, giving voters the last word.
The immigration measure was among 230 bills O'Malley signed Tuesday; others allow Marylanders to have wine delivered by mail, nudge the state toward legalizing medical marijuana, and create incentives to entice a developer to build a casino at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort in Western Maryland.
The bills, like many passed in the 2011 legislative session, focused on extending consumer rights and tweaking existing programs. The persistent budget crisis Maryland still faces a projected deficit for next year put a damper on ambitious initiatives.
The in-state tuition bill was by far the most controversial measure and attracted throngs of illegal immigrants, many of whom had made repeated trips to Annapolis to show support during the legislative session.
Dustin, who did not want to give his last name because he is not in the country legally, watched Tuesday's ceremony and posed for one of the five official photos
(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aliens; dream; dreamact; immigrantlist; immigration; omalley
Jan 3, 2011 ... Maryland's lawmakers face a $1.6 billion deficit challenge when they return to Annapolis.How and where do they find money to give subsidize college educations to illegals ? Are they cutting programs meant to help Americans and using said money to benefit illegals ?
This will allow us to have a more highly educated ILLEGAL! workforce,” O’Malley said shortly before a bill-signing ceremony began. This is an American who cares not about the people who elected him, he does what he damed well pleases.
Why don't they just pass out absentee ballots to every citizen of Mexico or South America?
This Land is Their Land.
posted on 05/10/2011 6:38:08 PM PDT
To: ronnie raygun
Poor black chilluns in Richmond VA who are still suffering the disadvantages passed on to them because of slavery will now also have to stand behind the heirs of Spanish hidalgos to get into Maryland schools.
Just where are those B52s. We have to put an end to this oppression and racism.
posted on 05/10/2011 6:39:58 PM PDT
Succession is no longer a radical idea. I want to be free of the parasite host states.
posted on 05/10/2011 6:44:28 PM PDT
("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
American kids from out of state should sue for discrimination unless they also are given the “in state discount”.
posted on 05/10/2011 6:45:42 PM PDT
("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
posted on 05/10/2011 6:53:16 PM PDT
(Unless Reagan rises from the dead, we can easily find at least one reason to skip a leading GOPer.)
Why in the world would any illegal immigrant pay in-state tuition to the state of Maryland. Why wouldn't they just sneak into the classroom and take a seat? That's how they got to Maryland.
Illegal immigrants; filling the university classrooms that Americans won't fill.
What's ironic is an illegal alien can get in state tuition no questions asked, but if a life long citizen and resident of a neighboring state has to either pay the huge nonresident tuition rate or move to Maryland and live there two years to qualify for in state tuition, and if they lie about their true residence or how recently they've moved to the state they can face civil and criminal penalties. Maryland takes this very seriously and has gone after many students for living across the border in Virginia but claiming the instate tuition rate.
posted on 05/10/2011 7:00:17 PM PDT
It’s all about maintaining the Democrat power base and winning elections. They don’t care about these people or their “constituents”. If they did, they’d cut costs (government)and balance the state budget.
posted on 05/10/2011 7:09:45 PM PDT
I hope the other 49 (or is it 56) other states send their illegals up to Merry-land for free stuff!
posted on 05/10/2011 7:27:11 PM PDT
(There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
We the People continue to get ...the shaft
posted on 05/10/2011 8:03:03 PM PDT
("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
posted on 05/10/2011 8:41:57 PM PDT
by wku man
(Who says conservatives don't rock? www.myspace.com/10poundtest)
"This will allow us to have a more highly educated workforce,"
Hey O'Malley: THEY'RE ILLEGAL. They CANNOT work here.
posted on 05/10/2011 9:15:52 PM PDT
(Stay focused: Debt, Deficits & Immigration.)
What's ironic is an illegal alien can get in state tuition no questions asked, but if a life long citizen and resident of a neighboring state has to either pay the huge nonresident tuition rate or move to Maryland and live there two years to qualify for in state tuition
Nothing ironic about it. It's Un-Constitutional with a capitol U.
They violated the 14th Amendment with this: Equal Protection for citizens.
Residency - as if an illegal alien could establish residency - does not trump citizenship.
It also violates federal law: the 1996 IRCA, which specifically states that no state may extend such benefit to an alien unless they do the same for all citizens of the United States.
Every citizen who is paying out of state tuition in Maryland now has a legitimate federal case against the State of Maryland.
posted on 05/10/2011 9:26:11 PM PDT
(Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
To: moonshinner_09; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...
How and where do they find money to give subsidize college educations to illegals ? Are they cutting programs meant to help Americans and using said money to benefit illegals?
Nah, they'll just raise our taxes again. Maryland "Freak State" PING!
posted on 05/10/2011 9:52:23 PM PDT
by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
(I hate politically correct sorosmonkey superheroes!)
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