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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — State lawmakers from Frederick County say they will introduce a bill requiring a tally of possible illegal immigrants among the county’s public school students.

The delegation voted 5-3 Friday in favor of introducing the legislation.

It would require the county’s public schools to count the number of students who have not presented documentation showing they are in the country legally.

No such documentation is required by the schools since the Supreme Court has ruled that all children must get an education, regardless of immigration status.

But some parents provide documents such as birth certificates, passports or visas as part of enrollment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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