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Md. GOP lawmaker questions if Montgomery College breaking law to favor immigrants

A Republican state delegate is asking Maryland authorities to investigate whether Montgomery College is breaking the law by allowing illegal immigrants to enroll as county residents and therefore obtain lower in-county fees, my colleague Daniel de Vise reports on his blog College Inc.

Del. Patrick L. McDonough (R-Baltimore County) called a news conference this morning in Annapolis to air his concerns.

The college has a longtime policy of treating all graduates of Montgomery County public schools as locals. Anyone who graduates from a Montgomery public high school, regardless of immigration status, and enrolls at the community college pays local fees. Those fees are about one-third of what an international student would pay. Fees total $321 for a three-credit course for a county resident, compared with $657 for Marylanders from outside the county and $897 for everyone else.

Beth Homan, college spokeswoman, responded to McDonough's allegations in a statement saying ....

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 27, 2010; 12:51 PM ET
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