ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Supporters of Maryland's Dream Act are talking about how they believe voter approval in the state should send a message nationally for immigration reform.
They have scheduled a conference call on Friday to discuss the ballot question's success in Maryland and its potential implications nationally.
The Maryland Dream Act allows illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, if they have attended a Maryland high school for three years and they or their parents can show they filed state income tax returns during that time.
The law was passed last year in Maryland, but opponents gathered enough signatures to petition it to the ballot.
Maryland is the first state in the nation to pass such a measure by popular vote with 58% of voters approving it.