ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 8, 2011) – Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown released the following statement today congratulating the House of Delegates for passing the Maryland DREAM Act:
“To ensure that Maryland continues to thrive, we must embrace all who wish to contribute to our great State. Allowing children of undocumented immigrants who have attended and graduated from Maryland high schools to access an affordable college education will help them give back, both in taxes from higher paying jobs and through service to their community. We have a great deal to gain by embracing new Americans, and I congratulate the House of Delegates for taking this historic step to ensure Maryland remains a land of opportunity for all.”
Lt. Governor Brown is a strong supporter of the DREAM Act and recently spoke about the issue during an interview with Washington Hispanic (Spanish only). The Maryland DREAM Act passed the House by a vote of 74-66. The bill now goes to the Senate, which passed its version last month.