Breaking law OK, if it's law liberals don't like
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Jessica Colotl, in many ways, is exactly the kind of person we wish we had more of in this country. She's bright, ambitious, a good student and interested in civic affairs.

"I am no different than any other American," she told the Atlanta newspaper this week.

Maybe not, except for one little thing: Ms. Colotl has spent most of her life in this country illegally, and arrogantly thinks the laws that apply to everyone else - and especially those that apply to foreign nationals who want to become citizens of this country - shouldn't apply to her.

Ms. Colotl, you'll recall, is the Kennesaw State University student who was arrested last spring for a minor traffic violation on campus, then lied to police about her residency status in this country. As it turns out, she was brought here as a young child from Mexico by her illegal alien parents, grew up in metro Atlanta and now is more American than Mexican. After her arrest, and after becoming a cause cel bre in liberal circles, she was granted a one-year "humanitarian" extension in this country to finish her studies.

That leave was to have expired on Thursday. But not to worry: The federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency granted her another one-year extension. Why? Good question. She has now completed her degree at KSU and plans to graduate next week. There is no longer a valid reason for such an extension.

Ahh, but there are political ones. Ms. Colotl, as we mentioned, is now a cause cel bre, a victim of those backward souls who think our laws are meant to be enforced - and enforced equally, not selectively. And oh, by the way, President Obama last Friday threw his backing behind another attempt to pass the DREAM amnesty act, which is tailor-made for cases like Colotl's, but which as written contains gaping loopholes that a huge percentage of the millions of illegals in this country could dance through.

Ms. Colotl has no interest in applying for citizenship by the usual route, the one taken by the millions of others who desire to become U.S. citizens. She and her supporters think she deserves to jump to the head of the line and be granted citizenship solely by virtue of her lengthy presence here.

In the wake of her latest extension, Ms. Colotl said she hopes to work for a year and then go to law school. Left unsaid is how, as a high-profile illegal immigrant, she expects to find legal employment. Perhaps Obama and ICE have "greased the skids" for her. Perhaps her latest one-year reprieve allows such employment. And don't be surprised to see Colotl continue to be showered with deportation deferments for as long as Obama is in office.

Few would have complained if ICE had granted Ms. Colotl a second deferment of a few weeks in order to receive her diploma at the KSU graduation ceremonies. But the latest ICE decision sends an unmistakable signal that it's OK to break the law - if it's one that the president and most liberals don't like.

Only in the United States can you be a political celebrity, a harsh critic of the law and an illegal alien all at once.

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Bryan Jones
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May 14, 2011
Yall are ignorant... U say "deport them" then u are the first to try and find one in the side of the road to build ur deck for 8 dollars an hour. And GA calls themselves a "CHRISTIAN" state... what a joke, were heading back to JIM CROW LAWS and stinkin proud of it it seems. SHAME ON YOU NATHAN DEAL--screw up our state more
BTRR
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May 13, 2011
She broke the law... plain and simple. It's obvious... OBAMA IS AIDING AND ABETTING LAW BREAKERS.
Ali9999
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May 12, 2011
el paso, Ms. Colotl may be here "legally", but she is NOT a legal permanent resident and is dependent on ICE's decision to grant her another waiver of deportation. She REMAINS an illegal alien and is deportable.

Ms. Colotl is STILL an illegal alien. She is still a liar, a cheat, and a line jumper, having made her own decision at age 18 to be one. None of these are "American values", nor is rewarding people who break the law.
el paso
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May 11, 2011
Ms Colotl is now here legally, as autorized by law. A path for citizenship needs to be passed for people like Jessica, who has lived here most of her life and seems to have more American values than her detractors.
godscountry
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May 11, 2011
Such lovely Christian sentiment in these comments...
rjsnh
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May 10, 2011
Ms. Coloti was caught by police and detained for being an illegal alien. Through her attorney, she has sought the legal right to remain here and it has been so granted. Now that Ms. Coloti has been granted the legal right to remain in the United States for at least another year, I hope her law and order detractors will now defend the legal rights granted her. After all, we need to support law and order in our civilized society. Even those who disagree with me should support that notion...it is the founding principle of our nation. It stands to reason, then, that failing to recognize her right to remain in America after she has been legally granted that right by our federal government is a repudiation of the rule of law and order under which we live as Americans.
Ticka
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May 09, 2011
"I am no different than any other American,"

Jessica Colotl

Americans don't any of you buy this malarkey!

In Mexico these same people who attack us for enforcing our immigration laws

GUARD THEIR SOUTHERN BORDERS WITH GUNS AND THE MILITARY!

Mexico and Mexicans are some of the most corrupt

and hypocritical people on earth.

What they want the GRAB!!

Now they are trying to claim they were here for generations and that Native Americans were MEXICAN INDIANS. All BS!
LiberalsStink
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May 09, 2011
First off liberalism is a MENTAL DISORDER. The idea that everyone can simply share alike is beyond absurd.

ZERO GAME THEROY. A loss for you is a win for me and vice versa.

IF someone tries to take what is yours, that is a gain for them and a loss for you. If you are too too STUPID or too "ENLIGHTENED" to protect your wealth or your interests thats one thing BUT DO NOT GIVE US A HARD TIME WHEN WE DEFEND WHAT IS OURS.
Bitter Clinger
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May 09, 2011
Ms. Colotl is from the "Americas", which makes her American in some way, but not the way our laws are written concerning legl residency. She is bright, but not so bright she doesn't get stopped by police for blocking traffic. She is motivated, but some of her motivation is aimed at behavior outside the law. Her case has led to tougher scrutiny of illegal alien students in Georgia's public university system, because Federal law prohibits her the in-state tuition she was paying. She wants to go to law school, which will displace an American from that seat. If you step back a bit and look at this situation with half closed eyes, you begin to understand this: Are we to become Mexico, with its overt racial problems, corrupt police and courts, massive violence, and eventually abject poverty? Or are we to decide in favor of those things that mad America a place the whole world wants to call home?

When I had time, I used to like to go fishing in a nearby lake. Everytime I pulled a fish out of the water, the strangest thing happened. The space once taken up by the fish closed up with water, no hole was left where it had been!

If Ms. Colotl is required to leave the U.S., the "hole" she leaves behind will be quickly filled by someone else. The fact that she is bright and motivated doesn't change that accepting her is advancing America's slide into the misery that the illegal aliens mostly came from. Don't ask what she deserves. Rather ask what you deserve.
The Malcontent2
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May 09, 2011
To rjsnh:

A ‘civilized society' maintains itself through Law and Order. Just because we don’t like some Laws does not give us the permission to break those same Laws. I am an American citizen and my government asks me to live by certain rules, regulations, and Laws, yet, Jessica and her family arrogantly feel that the Laws I am asked to obey (and I do) do not apply to them.

Yes, I take the issue of Jessica and her family personally because it is personal: My Georgia taxed to death dollars have paid for Jessica’s education, health care, etc., and let’s not forget that unlike the Colotl’s, I don’t earn tax free under the table money (or are the Colotl’s using stolen social security numbers?). In other words, I am financially supporting Jessica and her family and their never ending crimes. I do not like having my taxed to death dollars pay for serial criminals, who by the way, should not be in the United States to begin with.



I owe not one iota of courtesy or kindness towards arrogant lying thieving Mexican illegal alien Jessica Colotl and her lying thieving illegal alien family.

To suggest that I am a ‘very disturbed individual’ and ‘irrational’ because I do not embrace serial criminal behavior screams volumes about your moral and ethical character.

I suggest you seek therapy…it will help you a great deal if you ever decide you want to live in a ‘civilized society’ with the rest of we ‘Law abiding citizens’.

Morris the Cat
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May 09, 2011
To rjnsh,

How about YOU going to the ATM and giving the illegal aliens YOUR money and you can adopt an illegal family into YOUR home! Do not be generous with other people's resources.
rjsnh
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May 08, 2011
TheMalcontent2 is one very disturbed individual based on the irrational rant below. Talk about your warped perspectives....and, to think, there are folks with this much hatred, prejudice and ignorance in a community as well off as ours. It makes one question just how civilized a society in which we really live.
TheMalcontent2
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May 07, 2011
To Jessica Colotl:

You most certainly are different than ‘any other American’. You are NOT an American. You (as well as your parents) ARE lying thieving ‘Mexican’ illegal alien serial criminals. That’s an indisputable fact! There is a reason Mexico is a third world cesspool and it’s precisely because of the mentality of people like you and your parents.

Here’s another indisputable fact Jessica: Every single enclave of Mexicans in the U.S. has turned that area into a third world Mexican cesspool too: Mexicans financially and physically destroy the U.S.

You and your lying thieving Mexican illegal alien family are a cancer on American psyche and soil.

You deserve neither respect nor one courtesy from we tax paying law abiding citizens.

Know the Truth
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May 07, 2011
I agree with Common Tater. Lets call it what it is and simply speak the truth. Who built the government we appreciate? Who set the principles in place that guide us? Look how strong America was before this rampant illegal immigration and rise of creten sub-cultures. Now, feral children run amok and our liberal politicians cower to the every whim of minorities in order to win votes and appear modern. Meanwhile, the hard working, tax paying citizens of all races suffer because of illegal takers and entitlement mentality.

I applaud anyone of any race or culture who works hard legally and attempts to improve our society. But I despise anyone of any race who disregards our laws and lives only to take. By definition they are parasites. Coloti should work as hard to obey the law, get her citizenship, and then finish school as she is in avoiding it.
GaGirlNow
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May 07, 2011
I am a Liberal and I say she is here illegally and should be deported. By the way, where are her illegal parents? Oh, I guess those republican employers couldn't afford to give up their cheap labor force. Republicans in the State house fought FOR keeping illegals, remember?
rjsnh
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May 07, 2011
I am stunned by the hatred that exists in Cobb County. Calling this young lady an "animal" is horrific behavior. These are the same kinds of individuals that would have gladly donned white sheets in a different era to terrorize another group, who they also called horrible names, to try and run them off by killing a few. These are the same kinds of individuals who would, in a different era, under the cover of darkest, hang a Jewish man, to seek their kind of raw revenge. these are the same kinds of individuals that prevented MARTA from having a station in Cobb County for fear "inner city" residents would ride the rails to break into their homes. These are the same kind of individuals, that just a few years back, kept Cobb County from being included in the Atlanta Olympics because of their hatred of gays and lesbians. No doubt most of these folks are "God fearing, church going Christians" who pride themselves of being American patriots. Personally, I'd rather find myself in the company of any of those these folks call "animals" and other names than to be sitting next to them in a church pew or at a 4th of July celebration.
georgia native
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May 07, 2011
The rage is building from the community because of antics like this girl and her attorneys are pushing for. She would not be working this hard in her home country for citizenship illegally. No, she will work hard when she gets her law degree here to try to overturn the Constitution of the U.S. for the Dream Act. It is because the U.S. is one hair away of turning into Mexico and where will we be able to run to and demand help? This is rubbing salt in the wound for our citizens that our begging for help and we are not being heard.
anonymous
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May 07, 2011
Please - Bush tried to get amnesty several times as well. This transcends political party - it's driven by big and small business. The building, farming, and hospitality industries are huge abusers of undocumented workers - they want a large supply of cheap labor. If you want to really put a dent in this problem - go after employers - but be prepared for a lot of small businesses to go under. Also - make sure you are not hiring any illegals in and around your home. Who does your yard work, your painting, housecleaning, who picks up your household waste, who is selling your your fast food, who cleans up after you in hotels and restuarants? Look in the mirror - we are all part of the problem because we too want cheap labor. Just don't put all the blame on people who are trying to make a better life for themselves and their families - if you are hiring illegals in any capacity -you too are breaking the law.
cossacksare
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May 06, 2011
Heh: Rosa Parks was a criminal too. Just because there's a law doesn't mean it's a good one.
WhisperontheWind
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May 06, 2011
If you tell me you are hungry, I will share what food I have with you. But, if you break into my house and steal my food, then demand that I leave the door unlocked for you, you will not find yourself welcomed.

What other laws do we overlook in order to continue to provide sanctuary for people in this country illegally? Are American citizens afforded the same provisions or are they just the patsies that get to pay the tab? How many crimes do we forgive, which ones and for whom? Can someone tell me what the new rules are?
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