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Faith Loudon Assesses the DREAM Act

The Pasadena resident vying for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District seat gives her opinions on the DREAM Act.

Faith Loudon, Republican candidate for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District seat, says Maryland colleges have no room for what the DREAM Act proposes.

When Loudon , she weighed in on some important issues for the 2012 election.

In the first of a three-part series, Patch shared , and how it affects students in Anne Arundel County schools.

In this edition, Loudon weighs in on the DREAM Act—proposed legislation that would grant permanent residency and in-state tuition to a select group of young illegal immigrants.

“The thing that concerns me is we are allowing people who are here illegally to take spots in our colleges that we don’t have room for,” Loudon said. “Then the kids, the citizens, born in this United States, the families born in the United States don’t have spots. I can’t believe they would do it.”

Supporters of the DREAM Act say the legislation would give illegal immigrants, who arrived in the United States as minors the chance to gain permanent residency if they demonstrate good moral character and graduate from high school. They feel the legislation grants reprieve for young illegal immigrants and offers economical and social benefits.

Those against the act feel if passed, the legislation would encourage immigrants to stay here illegally.

Loudon argued that those supporting the DREAM Act are doing so as a ploy to gain votes from a more liberal crowd. She said that if it passed, the DREAM Act would take college sports away from students who were in the United States legally, and she didn’t think that was fair.

“Kids do apply to the University of Maryland and Towson that are not going to be able to go,” Loudon said. “I don’t understand how they can be so concerned with getting votes that they would do this.”

Part three of the series on Loudon will focus on her stance on same-sex marriage.

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Amy Leahy July 11, 2012 at 05:35 PM
I would like to add to this argument that allowing in-state tuition for illegal immigrants will add another notch for sanctuary state status in Maryland. This legislation doesn't encourage illegals to stay in Maryland as much as it encourages them to move to Maryland to take advantage of yet another privilege of citizenship. Our state does not allow children of military personnel stationed in MD to pay in-state tuition. There's something wrong with this system!
Marion Keane July 12, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Illegals are better treated than the children of the Military. What is going on in this Country. VOTE FOR Faith Loudon!
Melody Wright July 12, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I do not agree with illegal immigrants receiving in-state tuition, but the statements about military families is not true of University System of Maryland schools. Here is the official rule on military families and in-state tuition. C. A full-time active member of the Armed Forces of the United States whose home of residency is Maryland or one who resides or is stationed in Maryland, or the spouse or a Financially Dependent child of such a person. Students that qualify under this provision will retain in-state status for tuition purposes as long as they are Continuously Enrolled regardless of a change in military assignment or status of the active member of the military.
W. L. July 12, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Could someone tell me what politician originated the Dream Act and who is pushing to get it in place?
hawkeye July 12, 2012 at 09:17 PM
O'Malley was the one pushing it during the 2011 legislative session and it's because the Feds had already passed it nationally. O'Malley does everything that Obama does, thinking it will give him an advantage when he runs for the presidency.

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