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Rewarding lawbreakers with tuition

Friday, March 18, 2011; 9:22 PM

The March 14 editorial "Let all Maryland students dream" failed to note that undocumented immigrants cannot lawfully work in Maryland or anywhere else in the United States. So to use millions in tax dollars to provide these individuals tuition benefits not available to lawful U.S. residents (including legal immigrants) who live outside Maryland is a waste of limited resources.

If the rule of law means anything, states will not use tax money to provide aid and comfort to those who reside here in knowing violation of the law. And if the goal of Maryland legislators is to help individuals violate federal and state laws regarding illegal immigration, there are cheaper ways to do it.

Tom Fitton, Washington

The writer is president of Judicial Watch.

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