ANNAPOLIS, Md. - In an effort to repeal one of the most divisive laws passed during the last legislative session, a group of Republican Maryland lawmakers announced a petition drive to force a referendum on in-state tuition breaks for illegal immigrants.
"We find that that's wrong. We find that it's worth the effort to try to give the citizens of Maryland a chance to vote on that and see what they think about it," says Minority Leader Delegate Anthony O'Donnell, R-Calvert.
Under the in-state tuition measure, undocumented students who have attended Maryland high schools for at least three years, and whose families pay state taxes, would be able to pay in-state tuition rates at community colleges. After 60 credit hours, the studen could then transfer to a four-year state college for the in-state rate.