"The Maryland State Board of Education on Tuesday said Frederick County officials are prohibited by federal law from seeking a count of how many illegal immigrants are in the county school system....
"What the Supreme Court says is that you cannot deny the public education. The same Supreme Court decision doesn't talk about [the Board of Education's] ability to provide information," Mr. Jenkins said.
Mr. Jenkins said that if the number of illegal immigrants in the school system were known, taxpayers would know more about where their money is going. He also said that if the head count were taken, the county could ask the federal government to help fund the education of those without legal status"http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/25/maryland-wont-allow-counting-of-illegals/
Mark Chenoweth, Washington Times, March 25, 2009
Updated: Mon, Apr 6th 2009 @ 3:18pm EDT