Maryland Dream Act, question 4 (Photo by Juana Arias for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Maryland Dream Act, question 4 (Photo by Juana Arias for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Maryland approves DREAM Act

It was a night of celebration for students in Maryland who awaited the verdict of question 4 on the Maryland state ballot.

Overshadowed by ballot measures regarding same-sex marriage and gambling, the Maryland Dream Act was approved late Tuesday night.

The Maryland Dream Act, which will extend the tuition break to undocumented students who graduate from high school in Maryland, was approved Tuesday with over 58 percent of the vote.

With the new Act, students who meet conditions relating to attendance and graduation from a Maryland high school, filing of income taxes, and intent to apply for permanent residency, are  eligible to pay in-state tuition rates at a four-year public college or university if the student has first completed 60 credit hours or graduated from a community college in Maryland.

“This means so much to me, my parents and my family — who are the other dreamers,” Nathaly Uribe, a senior at Glen Burnie High School who was 2 when her parents brought her from Chile, told the Baltimore Sun while keeping an eye on election results.. “This will give all of us a chance.”

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