At a time when many states are busy enacting laws that seek to punish undocumented workers, the Maryland legislature this week passed a law that grants the reduced tuition rates for state residents to students who are not documented. Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to sign the law as early as today. How refreshing to find political leaders who are not scapegoating undocumented workers but seeking ways to integrate them into American society, allow them to get an education and become more productive, engaged citizens, and to simply do the right thing. The Washington Post has the story.
Just $5 a month supports NCR's independent Catholic journalism.
We are committed to keeping our online journalism open and available to as many readers as possible. To do that, we need your help. Join NCR Forward, our new membership program.
Looking for comments?
We've suspended comments on NCRonline.org for a while. If you missed that announcement, learn more about our decision here.