You are here illegally…so why would the courts give them standing at all? Also illegal immigrants should not get public services…they should be arrested and deported…why is this not being done?
Illegal immigrant students, teachers and immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland are challenging the Maryland State Board of Elections in court over its validation of a referendum to overturn a law granting in-state college tuition to some illegal immigrants.
Joseph Sandler, a Washington-based pro bono attorney for the plantiffs, said he helped file the lawsuit Monday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
The principal grounds for the suit are that the measure violates the Maryland constitution because laws that provide funding for state programs cannot be put to referendum, and because about 58,000 of the roughly 109,000 signatures accepted by the board are likely invalid for various reasons, he said. If affirmed by the court, that figure would fall short of 55,736 signatures needed to put the measure on the ballot in November 2012.
The new law, which has been blocked by the successful referendum, would allow students who have attended at least three years of Maryland high school and can show they or their parents have filed tax returns to qualify for in-state tuition at community colleges, even if they were in the country illegally.