Educating immigrant children will benefit Maryland

March 11, 2011

Allowing children of undocumented immigrants to attend universities as in-state residents is logical ( "A flawed compromise," March 8). All involved are participating members of society and will ultimately make Maryland look good.

When we read that U.S. schools are slipping in the global arena, imagine having bilingual youth moving up to assume responsibilities that will lift up the whole nation. I often hear Americans say we are only as strong as our weakest link. Well, here is a chance to remedy that.

Education is a right, not a privilege that only a few have access to. Allowing for more students to attend college is a blessing for all Marylanders. It is likely Maryland grads will stay in Maryland and with these degrees will strengthen our state's economy. In truth, investing today will yield benefits tomorrow.

This is the right thing to do.

Andrea Romano Vespoint, Baltimore

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