Maryland Tour Opposes In-State Tuition Rates for Illegal Immigrants
A state delegate from the Republican Party in Maryland is planning to hold rallies serving pizza in businesses, homes and town halls across the state to encourage voters to support a state referendum that would ban college in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants.
He says making pizza is inexpensive and the group has not money. He also said that his opponents have out of state money to help with promoting their side, but his group does not. McDonough represents Harford and Baltimore counties.
The referendum is opposed by the Service Employees International Union, one of the United States’ fastest growing union organizations. The referendum, if passed, would overturn the current Maryland Dream Act.
McDonough says this year’s election will be different from most since there will be a huge turnout of voters. One reason he says the turn out will be much higher in Maryland is due to the Dream Act referendum that is on the ballot and the same-sex marriage referendum that is also on the ballot.
He said volunteers have collected over 132,000 signatures to get the referendum for the Dream Act on this November’s ballot. He says about 50% of the people who support it are not even Republicans.
Last year there were three residents of Montgomery County that filed suit against a college to stop illegal immigrant students from receiving in-state tuition rates. McDonough said the college said it does not check on documentation, which he says is against the law.
Supporters of the Dream Act in Maryland disagree that there is widespread support to ban the same tuition for illegal immigrants. They say there is no data that supports that claim.