Maryland Referendum Will Decide In-State Tuition Issue
Maryland residents should remember that there is an important referendum on the ballot this year — one that would reverse the state legislature’s give away of in-state tuition to illegal aliens in Maryland.
Romney Says He Won’t Revoke Obama Amnesty Status“Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Monday that illegal immigrants who receive temporary work permits because of the executive order issued by President Barack Obama would be allowed to keep them under a Romney administration,” The Hill reported.“ ‘The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid. I’m not going to take something that they’ve purchased,’ Romney told the Denver Post in an interview. ‘Before those visas have expired we will have the full immigration reform plan that I’ve proposed.’”
New York Times Debates Using The Term Illegal Immigrant“For two weeks, I’ve been listening to people and reading about the term “illegal immigrant.” I have gathered information from readers, advocates, reporters, and editors,” says Margaret Sullivan, public editor for the New York Times.”After all the buildup, my weighing in may seem anticlimactic, because I see no advantage for Times readers in a move away from the paper’s use of the phrase “illegal immigrant.” It is clear and accurate; it gets its job done in two words that are easily understood.”
Florida Supreme Court Hears Case of Illegal Alien Seeking Bar Admission“The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments about whether an illegal immigrant can be granted a law license. The case will be heard Tuesday,” the Fresno Bee reports.
Maryland Referendum Will Decide In-State Tuition Issue“This November, voters in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland will decide whether to uphold a state law giving some undocumented immigrants tuition breaks at state-run universities and community colleges. Maryland could become the 12th state in the nation to offer undocumented immigrants lower tuition for higher education,” VOANews.com says.
The Wall Street Journal Never Disappoints for Hyperbole“In contrast to Canada, the United States engages in a kind of human sacrifice, refusing to let technologists and scientists stay after they earn advanced degrees from top U.S. universities. Earlier this month, Congress missed its latest chance to open the doors to the best-educated and most-needed workers. Why can’t the U.S. be as welcoming as its neighbor to the north?” says L. Gordon Crovitz in the Wall Street Journal.”Companies are now even willing to pay a new tax for permission to hire skilled workers. At a Brookings Institution event last week, Microsoft proposed more open borders in exchange for employers paying $10,000 per visa and $15,000 per green card. The company estimates this would raise $500 million the federal government could then give to school districts to boost scientific education in the U.S.”
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