Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
I'm a fan of just about all of the referendums passed in the recent election, but I am absolutely baffled by one in Maryland:

The Maryland In-State Tuition Referendum, which allows illegal immigrants the ability to pay in-state tuition at Maryland colleges.

Why is it that we are trying to afford illegal immigrants benefits that citizens are denied?
The legislation in question was approved by both houses of the Maryland General Assembly during the 2011 legislative session. Senate Bill 167 would allow undocumented immigrants to pay in-state or in-county tuition at Maryland colleges. However, in order to qualify students are required to have attended a Maryland high school for three years, as well as prove that their parents or themselves filed taxes. Initially, students that qualify would have to attend a community college. However, after two years, the students can transfer to a four year university. According to reports, the legislation is estimated to cost $3.5 million by 2016.

$3.5 million cost of this program is peanuts compared to having thousands of uneducated immigrants in the state. I think it's a good idea. We'd better get used to this stuff, folks. It's coming.