Months of tireless efforts by advocacy groups and the faith community will soon come to fruition in Maryland. In a couple of weeks, a ballot referendum, known as “Question 4,” will determine if undocumented youth will have the opportunity to access higher education at the same rates as other Maryland youth. The measure, which passed through the General Assembly last year and was then signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley was challenged by state legislators who pressed for a referendum.
A recent Washington Post poll shows that 59 percent of Maryland voters are supportive of the measure, while 35 percent oppose it. If passed, the Maryland Dream Act would be making history as the first form of the Dream Act to be passed by popular vote.
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