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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Victor R. Ramirez
A year after giving many of Maryland's illegal immigrants the right to in-state college tuition, some state lawmakers want to give them improved access to driver's licenses in a move that supporters say could have fiscal benefits and would bring residents in the state illegally out of the shadows.
A Maryland ballot measure to allow in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants was expected to generate fierce debate this fall, but it has been somewhat lost in the frenzy over the state's other referendums on same-sex marriage and expanded gambling.
"This is really about putting a face on the issue," said Sen. Victor R. Ramirez, a Prince George's Democrat and the law's lead sponsor. "These are high school graduates. This is not a handout it's an opportunity."
"I think the message that it sends is a bad message," he said. "If you go to jail, you still have some responsibilities."