Money for illegal immigrants but none for scholars?

May 11, 2011

Well done, Gov. Martin O'Malley!

Illegal immigrants in Maryland can now attend state schools at the in-state resident tuition level while 350 deserving high school students have had their Distinguished Scholar award yanked out from under them.

So, the state will save $1 million in 2012 by eliminating the Distinguished Scholar award and spend, on the low side, $3.5 million for benefits to illegal immigrants by 2016.

If the $1 million-plus in tax dollars that goes to CASA de Maryland were rescinded, perhaps the taxpaying citizens of this state might get their due.

Leamon Martin, Westminster

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