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Hundreds of students march to UMD in support of Dream Act

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -

They are trying to ramp up voter registration and pushing a Get-Out-The-Vote campaign, but mostly the students are looking for backing of Question 4.

The Maryland Dream Act legislation on the November ballot would allow undocumented students or students from undocumented families to qualify for in-state tuition in the Maryland University system. Those students now pay more.

Hundreds of demonstrators turned out at the Casa de Maryland Multicultural Center in Langley Park on Saturday to rally and then march to the University of Maryland at College Park, where many of them hope to attend college.

Legislation co-sponsor Joseline Pena told the crowd the bill is not a giveaway. She pointed out students must first graduate from a Maryland high school, and their parents have to pay taxes.

UMD University College President Javier Miyares told the crowd the University supports the Maryland Dream Act. Student speakers shared stories about their fears of being deported.


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