Local leaders of the Catholic, Mainline Protestant and black churches are planning to speak this evening in favor of in-state tuition breaks for illegal immigrants at Maryland's public colleges and universities, advocates said.
Archbishop William Lori of the Catholic
The faith leaders are to speak in favor of the
To qualify, the students would be required to attend community college for the equivalent of two years before transferring to a four-year college. They would compete for places with out-of-state applicants.
The Democratic General Assembly approved the legislation last year, and Gov. Martin O'Malley signed it into law. But opponents mounted a successful petition drive to get the question on the ballot next month, when voters will get the final say.