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DREAM Act Supporters Plan March from Silver Spring to Wheaton

Students will march along Georgia Avenue this Sunday afternoon.

Supporters of the DREAM Act to help educate illegal immigrants will be marching from downtown Silver Spring to downtown Wheaton on Aug. 5 to raise awareness and educate voters before the

The DREAM Act, , would qualify certain illegal immigrants for in-state tuition at Maryland community colleges.

Organizers say they are expecting more than 1,000 people at the Sunday afternoon march, most of them students. Kim Propeack of CASA de Maryland anticipates that it will be the largest student mobilization in recent Maryland history. CASA de Maryland has worked with student groups in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to plan the event.

The march will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Silver Spring at Ellsworth Drive between Fenton Street and Georgia Avenue and end at 2424 Reedie Drive in Wheaton.

Wheaton will also be hosting the Sunday afternoon, and student marchers will go onstage at the festival to tell their stories.

More than 100 students marched in Baltimore to support the DREAM Act in July.

afuent August 04, 2012 at 02:44 AM
the people above talking non sense about ice and deporting kids that want a better education are obviously ignorant and selfish, don't they know that Hispanics are the highest consumers in the US? we pay taxes just like anybody else, allowed to have itin numbers to file taxes but no S.S? U.S. would be crippled without Hispanics or any immigrants contribution for that matter, doing job that you would not dare do in your life time, since when is it illegal to want a better life. last time I checked never. get your facts straight before you want to talk about something you clearly know nothing about. you obviously don't care about what happens with the economy but I do so I'm going to fight to make this a better county so if immigrants Are our future then please believe that's will fight to help them get the education they DESERVE. I really don't understand they aren't doing anything wrong it's not like they are asking to legalize marijuana they are asking for something that benefits ALL OF US so open your ears before you open your mouth and listen to what we have to say
AntonFisher August 05, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Erick - An undocumented individual does not pay income taxes (period). Undocumented individuals do not have a social security number and therefore are not included on the payrolls of those who employ them.
AntonFisher August 05, 2012 at 10:04 PM
I am an immigrant and have several family members who want to move to the US, but are not able to. They all get tourist visas and come to visit often. They never overstay their visas because they do not want to break the law. Do you recommend that I should recommend to them that they break the law, overstay their visas, work illegally, and then ask for free education? I immigrated here LEGALLY following the proper protocol in order to become a US Citizen. I am against the Dream Act that rewards law-breaking people who are here illegally in the first place.
Erick Lastarria August 05, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Mr. Fisher, you can pay income taxes by using an ITIN. No one is suggesting you sgould encourage your family members to come here and overstay their visas. Please keep in mind that there isn't a free college education. No more misinformation.
Erick Lastarria August 06, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Mr. Fisher, they pay taxes using an ITIN. Many people still hire undocumented immigrants.

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