Illegal immigrant student hopes case helps reform

May 14, 2010 Full story: SavannahNow 84

When Jessica Colotl, an illegal immigrant college student, got arrested for a minor traffic violation at her suburban Atlanta campus, she became an accidental poster child for immigration reform.

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Charlottesville, VA

#85 May 16, 2010
b4its2late wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, mexicans seem to be exempt from most laws. They take after their goverment I guess. You know the "apple doesnt fall far from the tree"
you should check out there laws on illeagals who break into there borders
Faramir

San Diego, CA

#86 May 16, 2010
I would sympathize with this girl if she had made an effort to become an American citizen and been turned down. I really would. I donít understand why she didnít make the effort. She was willing to operate a car without a license and enroll in a university she had no right to attend, so itís not like a NO from the INS would matter to her. Iím sure she would have just thrown the letter out and got on with her illegal life. Nevertheless, I would sympathize if she had made the effort, because I know how hard it is to become a citizen when you follow the law. My husband is an American citizen now, but it took six years for him to even get a visa. We filled out dozens of forms and spent thousands of dollars. We did it the right way and it was hard and I do feel that children who are brought into this country illegally have no choice and should have options. Jessica could have tried to do things the right way and she chose to ignore every law. I think that says more about her character than how well sheís doing in school. If thereís one thing this country doesnít need, itís another scofflaw.

“THE RUMBLE WILL BECOME A ROAR”

Since: Dec 06

United States of America

#87 May 16, 2010
Faramir wrote:
I would sympathize with this girl if she had made an effort to become an American citizen and been turned down. I really would. I donít understand why she didnít make the effort. She was willing to operate a car without a license and enroll in a university she had no right to attend, so itís not like a NO from the INS would matter to her. Iím sure she would have just thrown the letter out and got on with her illegal life. Nevertheless, I would sympathize if she had made the effort, because I know how hard it is to become a citizen when you follow the law. My husband is an American citizen now, but it took six years for him to even get a visa. We filled out dozens of forms and spent thousands of dollars. We did it the right way and it was hard and I do feel that children who are brought into this country illegally have no choice and should have options. Jessica could have tried to do things the right way and she chose to ignore every law. I think that says more about her character than how well sheís doing in school. If thereís one thing this country doesnít need, itís another scofflaw.
Please tell your husband that most Americans appreciate his intestinal fortitude. It can be a very daunting experience to wait to come to this country or to become a citizen but once the steps are completed, anyone who has gone through the process should be extremely proud of themselves.
Personally, I believe that the legal process for becoming a citizen is where any reform should take place rather than an amnesty for those who chose to break the law and then demand rights that they are not entitled to.
I have both family members and friends who have taken the legal route and I cannot tell you how proud of them I am.
AbsoluTruth

Hudson, MA

#89 May 18, 2010
Wow wrote:
<quoted text>Something has to be done humanly about this immigration mess, support Comprehensive Immigration Reform, now. It the best thing to do instead of deportation and hateful rhetoric, enough with that nonsense. We need to let this PEOPLE became legal, let's give them the opportunity to follow and obey the Law like everybody else in this country, it can be done in a reasonable way. I hope you understand this, there is only one race, the human race, think about it!!
they already ahd the opportunity, they snuk in here ILLEGALLT! what dont you idiots understand?

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