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Petitioning State Representative Anne Kaiser and 21 others

Urge Maryland House Legislature to Support the Maryland DREAM Act

State Senator Richard Madelano has a modest proposal for higher education in Maryland. The proposal would allow any person, regardless of immigration status, who has attended a Maryland high school for at least three years to enroll in a Maryland college or university and be charged in-state tuition. 

The bill has passed the State Senate and now awaits action in the House.

Currently, even if they have graduated from Maryland high schools, undocumented students are considered nonresidents and pay college tuitions that are about three times the rate for residents. Since 2001, 10 states  have passed laws granting tuition equity to undocumented students who have established residency in their state. William Kirwan, the University of Maryland System chancellor, says his schools need to have an in-state tuition law. In the absence of the federal DREAM Act, it is the least that Maryland can do for its students.

Note that the proposal would neither allow undocumented students in Maryland to receive higher education for free nor grant in-state tuition to undocumented students who are not residents of Maryland. It's a matter of providing equal opportunity and trying to even the playing field for students who have grown up in Maryland, contributed to the state and aspire to be contributing citizens in this society.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • State Representative
    Anne Kaiser
  • State Representative
    C. William Frick
  • State Representative
    Andrew Serafini
  • State Representative
    Aruna Miller
  • State Representative
    Michael Summers
  • State Representative
    Eric Luedtke
  • State Representative
    Glen Glass
  • State Representative
    Kathryn Afzali
  • State Representative
    Mark Fisher
  • Maryland State House
  • State Representative
    Leroy Myers
  • State Representative
    Talmadge Branch
  • State Representative
    Jon Cardin
  • State Representative
    Ron George
  • State Representative
    Alonzo Washington
  • State Representative
    Jay Walker
  • State Representative
    Jolene Ivey
  • State Representative
    Joseph Boteler
  • State Representative
    Kumar Barve
  • State Representative
    Carolyn Howard
  • State Representative
    Melvin Stukes
  • Maryland Governor


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