….with a forum on October 4th at the University of Maryland.
The article, in the Sentinel by reporter Maria-Pia Negro and published just a few days ago, first tells us that a poll (LOL! conducted by something called Gonzales Research) shows that Maryland voters are split on whether illegal aliens should be supported through taxpayer-funded college educations.
A recent poll shows Marylanders equally divided on the issue of Maryland’s DREAM Act, a law that would allow in-state tuition for children of undocumented immigrants. This could carry on to the November 2012 referendum.
Three months after the Maryland State Board of Elections scheduled a referendum about the law, 51 percent of voters surveyed disagree that children of undocumented immigrants graduating from a Maryland high school should be able to apply for Maryland in-state college tuition.
Read the whole article for all the usual stuff from the likes of CASA de Maryland (Propeack says petitioners committed fraud, blah, blah blah).
We are further told that the success or failure of the referendum has national significance (we know that!). We saw the uproar when the general public learned of Gov. Rick Perry’s support of the Dream Act. And, that is why the Democrat Party brought in big shot lawyer, Joseph E. Sandler to sue the state.
Considered a civil rights issue by some, granting access to in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants, has encountered much opposition in typically democratic Maryland.
The possibility of the DREAM Act being upheld or defeated by voters is expected to send a strong message during an election year.
But, who or what is the Immigration Policy Center?
One of the speakers at the University of Maryland event was with the ‘Immigration Policy Center’ and that is what I found most interesting about this story. By the sound of its name you might think that they are somehow a think tank brought in to supply some “neutral” information about the issue—not a chance!
The Immigration Policy Center is part of the American Immigration Council. So who are they?
This non-profit organization is a prominent member of the open-borders lobby. It advocates expanded rights and amnesty for illegal aliens residing in the U.S.
This is the strategy Soros perfected—fund many interconnected organizations with benign sounding names whose job it is to sway public opinion.
Hey, so when will referendum advocates set up a “forum” at the University of Maryland to educate the kids? Maybe out of state students would want to hear why they have to pay the higher tuition rates while illegal aliens get subsidized.