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Maryland House to vote on immigrant tuition

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates will be voting on a measure to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition under certain conditions.

The House is expected to vote on the bill Friday. The Senate already has passed the bill. The two houses will then have to work out some differences that the House has added to the legislation, including a requirement that males sign up for Selective Service to receive the reduced tuition.

Democrats in the House turned away 12 amendments offered by Republicans on Thursday.

Illegal immigrants would have to complete two years at a community college and show that their parents paid state taxes for the three years before they enrolled to qualify for in-state tuition.

The General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn on Monday.

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