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Maryland Governor Praises Perry Stand on Immigration

September 21, 2011
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Governor Martin O'Malley

Governor Rick Perry of Texas is running for the Republican nomination for President. He is a conservative who condemns the Social Security program and wants “Washington to be inconsequential in the lives of Americans.”

However, at a recent luncheon at the Christian Science Monitor newspaper, Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland praised Perry for supporting a Texas law that allows some illegal immigrants to attend state colleges at in-state tuition rates.

Governor O’Malley said: “One thing I do like about Perry is the fact that he recognizes that fair is fair and if a family is paying-in-state taxes, they should pay in-state tuition. I agree with that and I think he is right. I think the people of Texas are right.”

Governor O’Malley supports Barack Obama for President.

Maryland has a tuition law similar to the one in Texas, but it is disputed. It was signed in May 2011. It allows illegal immigrant students to attend state schools at in-state rates.  They must meet certain conditions. Opponents succeeded in suspending the law. It is on the ballot for a referendum in 2012.

The Christian Science Monitor


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