Help Save Maryland helped lead opposition to Question 4, a ballot initiative that would uphold the Dream Act — a law that would allow some of Maryland’s college-aged illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates. Much to the group’s chagrin, the initiative passed by 16 percentage points.
The group has also spent years accusing state leaders of being overly friendly toward illegal immigrants and their advocacy groups, arguing that it has allowed many noncitizens to get driver’s licenses and even register to vote.
The fliers had warnings in English, Spanish, French, Korean and Chinese, although we imagine one of those languages is more important than the others.
Help Save Maryland director Brad Botwin says he wasn’t trying to intimidate noncitizens, but he just wanted to help them avoid making the “silly mistake” of trying to vote illegally.
“We just want people to be careful when they go out there and make sure they know what they are doing,” he said.
• Andrea Noble, David Hill and Tom Howell Jr. contributed to this report
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