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Dream Act petitions: New life for the Md. GOP

There are 5 comments on the www.baltimoresun.com story from Jun 14, 2011, titled Dream Act petitions: New life for the Md. GOP. In it, www.baltimoresun.com reports that:

What's fascinating about the current petition drive to overturn the law granting in-state tuition to some illegal immigrants in Maryland — an effort with which we disagree — is that it's largely the work of one man, a heretofore little-known freshman lawmaker from Washington County, Del. Neil Parrott, who has used technology to do what others have not. He has devised a system using a web form and a state voter database to produce signature sheets, helping him overcome one of the chief problems previous petition drives have grappled with: people who fill out petitions with versions of their names and other information that's slightly different from what's in the state voter records. Fill in your name, phone number, date of birth, ZIP Code and email address, and his website, mdpetitions.com, creates a form for you to sign with all the information appearing exactly as it does in state records.

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Pando

Bullhead City, AZ

#1 Jun 15, 2011
Why should ILLEGAL ALIENS get in-state tuition when they are in the state illegally?

It's not the fault of the U.S. that their parents are sneaks, liars and thieves. It doesn't matter how long they've been here or that they feel like Americans. Being an American is more than being in this country illegally.

Being in America doesn't make you an American any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Torchwood

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#2 Jun 15, 2011
Pando wrote:
Why should ILLEGAL ALIENS get in-state tuition when they are in the state illegally?
It's not the fault of the U.S. that their parents are sneaks, liars and thieves. It doesn't matter how long they've been here or that they feel like Americans. Being an American is more than being in this country illegally.
Being in America doesn't make you an American any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Agreed and the people in Maryland recognized that fact!

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#3 Jun 15, 2011
WASHINGTON (Map, News)- About 52,000 people who received public benefits like food stamps and temporary cash assistance in Maryland last year didn’t have valid Social Security numbers, a state audit has found.

The state’s own Office of Legislative Audits found a “number of deficiencies” in the Department of Human Resources’ Family Investment Administration, including:

» Computer programs designed to detect ineligible recipients not being used for extended periods.

» Employees being able to modify recipient benefits without approval from a supervisor.

» Contracts were not sufficiently monitored to ensure that services paid for by the department were actually received

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#4 Jun 15, 2011
View from Annapolis: Tuition break for illegal aliens constitutes an 'egregious benefit'

By Sen. J.B. Jennings
District 7 - Harford and Baltimore counties

Approximately three years ago, I was at my desk in the House Ways and Means committee hearing room watching and listening. The room was crowded with people spanning from special interest organizations, to lawmakers, to citizens, statewide, all present for a single purpose: House Bill 1236.

House Bill 1236 entitled “Higher Education - Tuition Charges - Maryland High School Students” would have entitled illegal immigrants to be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public institutions of higher education in Maryland. If passed, the bill would have taken effect on July 1, 2008, and required the governing board of each public institution of higher education to adopt policies to implement this bill. Fortunately, House Bill 1236 never made it to the House Floor for a vote.

This issue is no stranger to the Maryland Legislature. In 2003, the General Assembly passed House Bill 253, entitled,“Higher Education - Resident Tuition Charges - Immigrant Students and United States Military Personnel and Dependents.” The bill permitted illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition at a public institution of higher education in Maryland; however, former Gov. Bob Ehrlich vetoed the legislation.

In his veto letter, the governor gave several policy reasons for vetoing the bill. Foremost, to grant in-state status to illegal aliens would violate a federal law enacted in 1996, and would reward illegal behavior. Gov. Ehrlich also addressed the fiscal cost to the state could be potentially large. He also opined that additional community college students included in the enrollment counts would increase the state’s obligations under the Sen. John A. Cade funding formula. Finally, the governor raised concerns that the bill would have allowed undocumented immigrants to take in-state slots from legal Maryland residents.

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http://www.oregonir.org/Egregious_Benefit.htm...
b4its2late

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Jun 15, 2011
What's fascinating about the current petition drive to overturn the law granting in-state tuition to some illegal immigrants in Maryland — an effort with which we disagree — is that it's largely the work of one man...
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ONE MAN MY ASS. IT IS MILLIONS OF "WE THE PEOPLE" AND DONT YOU FORGET IT!!

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