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Md. version of Dream Act up to popular vote

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Maryland could become the first state in the nation to decide by popular vote that illegal immigrants can be eligible for in-state college tuition, if students have attended a Maryland high school for three years and they or their parents have paid state income taxes during that time, as well as other requirements.

State lawmakers approved the measure last year in the Democrat-controlled Legislature. But opponents led by Republican lawmakers successfully petitioned the law to the ballot.

Early voters who support the proposal say they believe there are enough requirements that put the students on the road to citizenship. But early voters who oppose it say they don't think it's fair to people who have worked hard to become legal citizens.

By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press

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