As 'American' as a tuition break
I read with bemusement Maia Werbos’s lamentation that she “read with outrage” statements arguing against giving in-state tuition benefits to “undocumented” immigrants in Maryland. She cited the story of a friend who apparently left the country and became a Canadian citizen because of his parent’s “inability to navigate the immigration system of the United States” [“Taking away immigrant students’ chance to ‘Dream,’ ” letters, Jan. 4].
If the implication is correct that the friend left the country and became a Canadian citizen because, as a noncitizen, he could not get a lower tuition cost, it doesn’t sound as if he “believed in the American system as much as any citizen.” At least, not this citizen.
Al Sartor, Walnut Creek, Calif.
| January 6, 2011; 7:23 PM ET
Categories: HotTopic, Maryland, Prince George's County, University of Maryland, immigration
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