Illegal immigrants who meet certain conditions—including completing two years at a community college and proving that their parents paid state income taxes—will be eligible for in-state college tuition in Maryland under a bill signed last week by Gov. Martin O’Malley. Republican opponents are leading a petition drive in hopes of overturning the legislation in a 2012 referendum.
A version of this article appeared in the May 18, 2011 edition of Education Week as Md. Clears College Path for Undocumented