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    Re: Studentís Arrest Tests Immigration Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by cholla View Post
    How about applying for citizenship or a green card? Was any effort made to comply with the laws of the land?

    Although she would still be breaking the laws, had she done anything to set herself on the legal path to citizenship, I think most here, and possibly a judge, would look differently on her crimes.
    If she was in process this entire situation wouldn't be had.

    A lot of people are in process and thus aren't here illegally.
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    Re: Studentís Arrest Tests Immigration Policy

    Jessica Colotl, a 21-year-old college student and illegal Mexican immigrant at the center of a contentious immigration case, surrendered to a Georgia sheriff on Friday but continued to deny wrongdoing.
    For someone we keep being told is intelligent by posters in here, this denial seems to say otherwise. At least intelligent when it comes to the law of the country sheís living in. Letís see.

    Jessica Colotl, a 21-year-old college student and illegal Mexican immigrant
    Well, thereís the first bit of wrong doing.

    Ms. Colotl was arrested in March for driving without a license
    Oh look, second wrong doing.

    On Wednesday the sheriff filed a felony charge against her for providing a false address to the police.
    Wait, thatís number three.

    Ms. Colotl received in-state tuition, substantially reducing her cost of attending Kennesaw State
    And hereís number four, fraud.

    ďI was treated like a criminalĒ
    Thatís because you acted like one.

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    Re: Studentís Arrest Tests Immigration Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The law says no such thing, as catch-and-release is a fairly common practice for illegal immigrants.
    My understanding is that the government put an end to catch-and-release in 2006. Even then, catch-and-release wasn't a formal policy of allowing people to go, but a policy that allowed people to simply skip their hearing.

    And even if the law did mandate deportation, the government is under no obligation to prosecute it if it doesn't feel like it.
    You're right in that GA could decide not to prosecute her for any of her state crimes, but I think that would be a bit absurd. If GA prosecutes her and she is found guilty, I believe deportation is mandatory.
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    Re: Studentís Arrest Tests Immigration Policy

    you would think that they would give her 1 yr in prison for every year she overstayed.

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    Re: Studentís Arrest Tests Immigration Policy

    So seems to be somewhat split here...

    Any others that think despite the fact she's violated the law a number of times, and committed fraud against the government to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars, that she should not only not be deported but should be free of any charges and allowed to continue at school?

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    Re: Studentís Arrest Tests Immigration Policy

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So seems to be somewhat split here...

    Any others that think despite the fact she's violated the law a number of times, and committed fraud against the government to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars, that she should not only not be deported but should be free of any charges and allowed to continue at school?
    It was good enough for Barry's Aunt, let's just open up the border and put the whole world on welfare..... we can afford it and we owe the world for our past sins.

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