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Advocates of Maryland's immigration DREAM act celebrated Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's signing of a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition May 10.
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Advocates of Maryland's immigration DREAM act celebrated Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's signing of a bill allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition May 10.

A request from 21 senators, including Maryland's Barbara Mikulski, has brought changes in how undocumented immigrants are deported.

Thousands of undocumented immigrants in the metro D.C. area who face deportation will remain in this country for the foreseeable future while their cases are pushed to the back of the line, according to the Associated Press.

That's because the Obama administration announced on Thursday that it will look at the 300,000 pending deportation cases individually in order to focus on undocumented felons who pose a threat to public safety. This would include undocumented immigrants convicted of violent crimes or drug dealing.

The decision buys time for many young undocumented immigrants who are eligible for the federal DREAM Act. If passed, the measure would allow them access to an affordable college education, to join the U.S. armed forces, and eventually become U.S. citizens.

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