Thanks for Dan Rodricks' recent column "Immigrants: We detest them — and need them" (June 30). I have been waiting for someone at The Sun to suggest that the naysayers on tuition breaks for illegal immigrants are off target.

These kids have graduated from our high schools, and if they meet the qualifications they deserve the opportunity to a higher education so they can be more productive citizens.

Their parents have considerable courage to pick up the family and move to a strange land where the opportunity for a better life seems possible. That courage and intellect can support a better America. That has been one of America's strengths over the years.

E.F. Cornell, Lutherville