Friday, May 27, 2011

The Maryland Catholic Conference supports the Dream Act

The Maryland Catholic Conference is the lobbying arm of the Catholic Church in the Maryland region. Per its website, it describes itself:

“The Maryland Catholic Conference advocates for the Church's public policy positions before the Maryland General Assembly and other civil officials. The Conference represents all three dioceses with territory in the state - the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Diocese of Wilmington - and is directed by a Board of Governors that includes all of Maryland's bishops.”

I have been getting reports from many people telling me about postings in their Catholic church’s bulletins regarding the Dream Act. For full article, click here.


John J. Walters said...

I am not surprised. This is exactly the type of thing the Church would support.

I intend that declaration neither as an endorsement nor as a condemnation.

The DREAM act seeks to provide more people with affordable access to education. What religion wouldn't support that? Well, I can think of one...

The Church's role is to act as a moral compass for society. The government's role is to be rational and realistic.

Ann Miller said...

John, your post is thoughtful. However, I have to disagree on one point, which is that "The Dream Act seeks to provide more people with affordable access to education." I don't believe that is what the Dream Act seeks. I think it seeks to reward the Democrats new voting bloc.

Here's a thought: the difference between UM in-state and out-of-state tuition is $16K per student. In-state tuition is $8K. So for the same $16K cost to send one illegal immigrant to UM, we the taxpayers could send TWO inner-city legal citizens.