Paul Mendez Reports Progress Against Maryland`s Dream Act

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06/21/11
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Re:


A Reader Reflects On
The Struggle Against Maryland`s DREAM Act


From:
Paul Mendez [
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On
June 22nd, the Maryland State Board of Elections
announced it had validated 47,288 of the 55,376
signatures needed to put the
"Maryland DREAM
Act,"
 (SB-167) on the 2012 ballot as a state-wide
referendum.  [
PDF]This
is far in excess of the minimum 18,579 that needed to be
submitted to keep the petition alive. 


Opponents of the bill, which would give illegal aliens
residing in Maryland access to in-state tuition at state
colleges and universities, now have until June 30 to
submit 8,448 more valid signatures.  Given their
initial success, it is highly likely that the petition
organizers will far exceed this number by the deadline.

Of
course, things are never this easy in a state where the
Governor refers to illegal immigrants


as "New Americans"
and ethnocentric groups like

CASA
de Maryland

collect millions of dollars in state and local funds to
teach illegal aliens how to



hinder immigration enforcement. 

 (See
the


Casa
De Maryland KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Pamphlet
, about
resisting immigration raids.)

CASA
de Maryland`s lawyers have already declared their
intention to challenge the validity of every signature
submitted.  And the ACLU of Maryland


has
asked the Board of Elections to
"scrutinize"

the legality of the online process by which voters could
print a pre-filled petition form for manual signing as
being susceptible to fraud. 


(Interestingly, the ACLU of Utah took the exact opposite
position just 3 months ago!  In that case, the ACLU


sued
the state for not accepting ELECTRONIC signatures
.)

As
they say, it ain`t over until the fat lady sings. 
We won`t know the final outcome until July 22, when the
final batch of petitions are validated.  And then
we`ll have to see what legal challenges must be
overcome.  Given Maryland`s notoriously liberal
judges, anything is possible. 


Maryland is one of the bluest of the blue states, and
the referendum process is not easy.  No statewide
referendum has been successfully put on the ballot since
1991, and no statewide referendum has successfully
overturned a law passed by the General Assembly since
1974. 

Yet
this petition appears on its way to victory.  It
has been



reported

that 27% of the signers are Democrats, and 12% are
Independents. 

I
can`t see how anyone could ask for better proof that
vigorous enforcement of immigration laws is a winning
issue for any candidate of any party in any race. 

Those
interested in following the signature validation process
on a day-by-day basis can go to the Maryland


State
Board of Elections website:


Mendez is active in




Help Save Maryland
, an organization dedicating to exposing illegal alien corruption
in his state. His previous letters are




here
.