Elections board: Opponents have signatures to challenge illegal immigrant tuition break
The state board will continue counting signatures until they've sifted through all 132,157 that were submitted as of the deadline last week. Some of the accepted petition forms will undoubtedly be challenged by groups that lobbied for the law during session. Some have already raised legal questions about the petitioners methods.
The Maryland Dream Act, which is now suspended, would allow illegal immigrants to pay the discounted tuition at state colleges and universities that available only to Maryland residents. To qualify, students must show that they've attended three years of high school in Maryland and their parents must have filed tax returns with the state.