From the office of Del. Pat McDonough:
MD PETITIONS’ LEADERS CRITICIZE O’MALLEY SIGNING OF MARYLAND “DREAM ACT”
With the stroke of a pen, Governor O’Malley demonstrated his lack of respect for the Constitution, federal law, Maryland taxpayers and simple fairness. By signing the so-called “Maryland Dream Act,” O’Malley has indicated his support for a law that is in conflict with federal law and could place in jeopardy hundreds of millions of dollars in out of state tuition revenues that support our higher education system.
The new law will provide a taxpayer benefit to illegal immigrants who enter Maryland’s higher education system. The benefit will result in tens of millions of taxpayers’ dollars subsidizing those without lawful presence in the United States. Delegate Pat McDonough, Honorary Chairperson of the Petition Drive stated, “The reckless legislation will deny Maryland students college placements, cost taxpayers, impact the state budget, and violate federal law. Federal law clearly states that one cannot aid or abet illegal aliens. The illegals may circumvent the system and secure jobs as nannies or landscapers, but prestigious organizations, like the Baltimore Sun or Washington Post would never hire an illegal immigrant in a professional capacity. No reputable company would jeopardize their reputation and vulnerability to federal prosecution by hiring someone for a key responsible position who is illegal.” Delegate McDonough continued, “Taxpayers are wasting millions educating someone who cannot and will not be hired legally. Politicians like Governor O’Malley have transformed Maryland into a ‘sanctuary state’ by becoming a Disneyland for illegal immigrants, attracting hundreds of thousands of them, and costing taxpayers about 2 billion dollars. This law will only make things worse.”
MDPetitions.com has been collecting signatures to place the “Dream Act” on the ballot in the November, 2012 Presidential election. They need 58,000 signatures by June 30th. Should the drive be successful, the “Dream Act” will be declared null and void until the November 2012 election results. MDPetitions.com will announce an official count around May 15th.
From the office of Del. Glen Glass:
Dream Act signed by Governor O’Malley today
Today marks a turning point for all ‘legal’ Maryland families and their children and future generations to come. Governor O’Malley signs the
In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants bill, also known as “The Dream Act” into law allowing illegal immigrants to pay the lower in-state tuition which then gives them seats in classrooms ‘legal’ Marylanders should have access to first! We as Marylanders cannot let this happen. This bill should go to referendum for the people to decide. It should not have been decided by politicians in Annapolis. If you want your voice to be heard go to www.mdpetitions.com, download the petition, sign it and pass it around to your neighbors, friends and family, get as many signatures as you can and send it back in. ‘LEGAL’ MARYLAND FAMILIES SHOULD COME FIRST!
Delegate Glen Glass
Harford & Cecil Counties
From the office of Del. Kathy Szeliga:
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
One of the BAD bills that got through this year was In-State Tuition for Illegal Immigrants, better known as “The Dream Act”. I argued against the bill on the house floor and voted against it.
The governor signed this bill into law today. The only way to defeat this bad law is to petition it to the ballot. We need 35,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections by May 31st!
Delegate Neil Parrot from Washington County is leading the statewide effort to bring the bill to referendum. We can stop the bill before it takes effect but we need you to sign the referendum. I have included the link on this email. PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW THEM COMPLETELY. The state makes it difficult for petitions to succeed. This is by design. Please go to the link, follow directions and get this in ASAP. It can be done!
Be sure to print and sign your full name – no initials or nicknames.
The fact Democrats would force Marylanders to subsidize tuition benefits for illegal aliens when so many Marylanders cannot even afford to put their own children through college is outrageous.
You can sign the petition on the website, download talking points from the website, and print extra copies to give to your family, friends and neighbors.
Please do not delay. We need your help today.
Delegate Kathy Szeliga
Maryland House of Delegates
From the office of Del. Neil Parrott:
MDPetitions.com Reaction -Governor O’Malley to sign “MD Dream Act”
Today Governor O’Malley signed into law SB 167, known as the Maryland Dream Act, that will provide in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens.
MDPetitions.com, under the leadership of Delegates Neil Parrott and Pat McDonough, has launched a petition drive to bring the bill to referendum in the November 2012 elections.
Delegate Parrott, Chairman, indicated that “It’s no surprise that Gov.O’Malley signed this legislation. The people of Maryland anticipated this and that is why people across the state are going to www.mdpetitions.com to sign the petition so we can bring this bill to referendum.”
Delegate Pat McDonough, Honorary Chairperson of the Petition Drive stated, “Taxpayers are wasting millions educating someone who cannot and will not be hired legally. Politicians like Governor O’Malley have transformed Maryland into a ‘sanctuary state’ by becoming a Disneyland for illegal immigrants, attracting hundreds of thousands of them, and costing taxpayers about 2 billion dollars. This law will only make things worse.”
Delegate Parrott noted that “this bill barely passed during the night on the last day of the session despite Bi-partisan opposition to the bill. Given the choice, I believe Marylanders will reject this legislation outright.”
The outpouring of support for our petition drive should serve as notice to Governor O’Malley and the legislators in Annapolis that Marylanders are fed up with the rampant abuse of our hard earned tax dollars.