Posted on November 8th, 2012
Fifty-eight percent of Maryland voters voted in favor of passing Question 4 on Tuesday, a law many refer to as Maryland’s Dream Act. The law was originally passed last year by the state General Assembly but was put up for referendum after opponents received enough petition signatures, the Washington Post reports.
Question 4 allows illegal or undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition who qualify. Students must have attended a Maryland high school for at least three years, must first attend community college, and then must either graduate with an associate degree or transfer to a four-year college with at least 60 hours before being eligible.
While many states have now passed similar provisions, Maryland is the first state to do so through a popular vote. Critics claim Question 4 will cost taxpayers millions and would leave fewer spaces at public state universities for U.S. citizens.
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Posted on June 26th, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down three components of Arizona’s 2010 immigration law yesterday but upheld the most controversial aspect, Reuters reports.
The debate as to whether or not states or the federal government have the authority to enforce immigration laws went in favor of the states after an unanimous verdict upheld part of the law that allows police officers to to check the immigration status of any individual they stop.
The three provisions that were struck down by the court were allowing officers to arrest immigrants without warrants, requiring immigrants to carry immigration papers at all times, and banning illegal immigrants from soliciting work in public places.
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Posted on June 19th, 2012
New data from the Pew Research Center reveals that Asian Americans are now the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, surpassing Latinos as the largest population of immigrants coming to the country annually.
Asians have been the largest immigrating group since 2009. About 36 percent of all immigrants are Asian, compared to 31 percent of Latinos. People of Asian origin make up about six percent, or 18.2 million, of the U.S. population.
The rapid stream of individuals from east and south Asia is mostly attributed to the demand for highly-skilled workers in field such as engineering, mathematics, and sciences. According to the report, more than two thirds of the new Asian immigrants are pursuing a college degree or are already college graduates.
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