Maryland Community College Providing In-State Tuition Benefits to Illegal Aliens
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a new brief (Michael Lee Phillips, et al v. Board of Trustees Montgomery College (No. 01319)) in its taxpayer lawsuit against Maryland’s Montgomery College over the school’s unlawful policy of charging discounted “in county” tuition rates to students who graduate from Montgomery County public high schools, regardless of their place of residency or immigration status.
On August 16, 2011, the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, dismissed Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, filed on behalf of three Montgomery County taxpayers, prompting an appeal to the Court of Special Appeals in Maryland.
The lawsuit alleges that Montgomery College’s tuition policy violates both Maryland and federal law and places a substantial financial burden on Montgomery County taxpayers, who must subsidize the cost of students attending the community college: