CATONSVILLE, Md. - The Maryland Dream Act has been a controversial topic. On Wednesday, the President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Freeman Hrabowski will join advocates for the Maryland Dream Act.
They are officially launching Educating Maryland Kids. Hrabowski will be joined by Bishop Denis Madden, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore and Katrina, a Dream Act eligible student as well as many others.
The group is advocating for a yes vote in November to uphold the Maryland Dream Act. The law ensures that Maryland students whose families pay Maryland taxes and who graduated from Maryland High Schools can pay in-state college rates, regardless of immigration status.
The group's goal is to focus on voter education and continue to build momentum after President Obama's announcement protecting Dream students nationwide from deportation and providing work permits.
The event runs from 12:30pm to 1:30pm on Wednesday on the UMBC Campus on Hilltop Circle in Catonsville.