Why are we still talking about Jessica Colotl?
by Pete Borden
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October 23, 2012 12:00 AM | 2360 views | 15 15 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It strikes me as a gross miscarriage of justice that Jessica Colotl is still in this country. She was arrested in March 2010 and charged with a felony, as well as misdemeanor illegal driving charges. It was discovered, because of her lies, that she was an illegal immigrant. It was further discovered that she was attending Kennesaw State University, apparently representing herself as a legal citizen of the state of Georgia, since she was paying in-state tuition, a privilege not given to illegal immigrants.

She was ordered deported and was held for over 35 days at an immigration detention center in Alabama. She later was granted a one year reprieve to finish college. Not many people liked that idea. Primarily, the open borders/blanket amnesty advocates and fellow illegal immigrants thought it a good idea.

She graduated in May 2011. According to one of her supporters, at the time of her 2010 arrest, her intention was to get her degree, then return to Mexico. What happened? In keeping with President Obama’s back-door amnesty actions, she was granted yet a second one-year reprieve, to expire in May of this year. How many people are cognizant of the fact that she applied for and was granted another one year stay, until May of next year?

What is really frustrating about all this is the blatant hypocrisy. Colotl says she loves America and America’s legal system and wants to become a lawyer. Questions are legion in this case.

* If she loves the legal system, why did she continue to break the law by remaining here once she knew she was here illegally?

* What of Colotl’s expired Mexican Passport and the Mexican Drivers License which she produced the day after her traffic stop? Would not possession of those two documents indicate that she has been back to Mexico since she was originally “brought here by her parents at age 7, 10 or 11?” All three different ages have been used in reporting her story at one time or another. If she did, in fact, go to Mexico to get those documents and return to the U.S., she no longer is the victim of her parent’s choice, but a willful lawbreaker.

* Why does she continue to receive reprieves? When will the deportation order be executed?

* Where did she get the money to pay her in-state tuition? If she had a job, she was willfully breaking the law, as was her employer. Is this the action of someone who loves our legal system?

* Why did the president of KSU get personally involved in her case, pleading her cause and having KSU personnel drive her home from the ICE office?

* Will she have to pay the difference in the out-state tuition and the in-state tuition? She owes it to the taxpayers to do so.

* Why is Pat Head, the Cobb County District Attorney whose job it is to prosecute lawbreakers, looking for legal ways to let her off the hook? He is fighting with Superior Judge Mary Staley, who wants her prosecuted. If the judge is unfamiliar with the method Head used to allow her to easily satisfy the letter of the law, is it not a pretty safe bet that it required extra effort for Head to find it? Why did he do it?

* Why is the sheriff’s office being shut out of this matter? Sheriff Neil Warren, along with his department, has made significant strides in reducing the number of illegal aliens in Cobb County and he is frustrated, along with many others, because this woman is being allowed to make a mockery of our legal system.

* Why is D.A. King, president and founder of the Dustin Inman Society, being ignored? King is a widely recognized authority on immigration law, as well as an avid advocate of enforcement of those laws.

Jessica Colotl has become the national poster child for a major breakdown in immigration law enforcement. She is on the fast track to becoming an immigration lawyer and helping more illegals break the law.

Deporting Colotl would send a strong signal to other illegal immigrants. I would ask, “When are we going to demand that the government enforce the law instead of giving it, and the citizens, lip service?”

Pete Borden is a retired masonry contractor in east Cobb.
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Ethical Genius
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November 17, 2012
This country was based and founded on illegal immigration. When you all take your first steps off this land and revert all rights back to its true nationals the American Indian....then and only then do any of you have a RIGHT to demand the deportation of a person who was looking for the same opportunity as all of your ancestors. Disgusting prejudice is all that is being spewed by not only this article but that of all of you condemning this woman to a land that she has not been a part of since she was a child.
Loltoc
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October 29, 2012
I agree with this article. She should be deported already. Its not fair for people that are actually obeying the law that are waiting till they are approved for legal status to come to the US. Jessica broke the law by every means. She has lied about all her information. She does not live with her aunt she lives with her ilegal sister and her sister's ilegal boyfriend. I do not find it fair that after everything she has done she will be granted to stay. She should be no exepection. Point blank
Pat H
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October 23, 2012
Another question should be is how did she manage to get a registered automobile for her use? Did someone with either false documents or a legal resident register it for her?

The answer to why she has not been deported is our Kennesaw University president who personally interfered and provided assistance to delay the deportation proceedings in place. Since that time, she has cost Cobb County a trial at which she was found guilty and a costly appeal with trial by jury demanded by this invader, again found guilty.

Thanks Mr. Papp. Now you might want to reconsider the employee who exists to travel to high schools to recruit illegal Hispanic students to attend KSU at taxpayer expense.
Loltoc
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October 29, 2012
I actually think the drivers license is fake.
Too funny
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October 23, 2012
At what age should children who were brought to the US by their parents, voluntarily self-deport?
Devklin Adams
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October 23, 2012
As soon as they are able, but in no case later than their 21st birthday.

If they plan to be in law enforcement, or become a lawyer, then it should be sooner.
Too funny
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October 23, 2012
Devklin, what if they grow up to be the cop that saves your life, was it worth it then? Or how about the soldier that saves us from a terrorist attack? any exclusions for those kids?
Devlin Adams
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October 23, 2012
Speculating on the unknown does not change the fct that they are here illegally and need to either go back where they came from, or be sent back where they came from. Then if they want to come back as legal immigrants and apply for citizenship, they can do so. like the millions of other who have followed the legal path to citizensship in the last 200 years.

BTW, pose your hypothetical question to the parents of Dustin Inman and many others who have been killed by illegal aliens.
frogbreath
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October 23, 2012
to funny

What are the odds that they grow up to be your kids pusher or the housebreakers before they ever become the cop and why in the world does it matter? What they are or become should be done in their own country.
Too funny
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October 23, 2012
I don't disagree that legal citizenship is what the government should strive for and that the current system is broken, but the idea that a kid raised in America should turn tail at aged 18 and head back to his/her parent's country of origin is absurd.

AaronMX
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October 23, 2012
Really Devlin?

Amnesty and special consideration is particularly granted to illegal immigrants who have the capacity to serve this country in the future.

Illegal immigration is an issue in the entire world. No regulation is going to curb it.

The fact of the matter is that we (The United States) provide opportunity to those who don't have it in their country. That will always draw people to our country, both legally and illegally. If you understood the conditions that exist in some of these places then you might do the same thing with your family... Unless you don't care about providing a better life for your family in any way possible.

I have had the privilege to serve with two soldiers who were brought into the country illegally as children. One kneeled beside me and engaged the same target that I was. He got his citizenship while deployed. These men and women are not the enemy. Many of them just want to give back to the country that they've grown to love... Bureaucracy in that process often inhibits their ability to gain citizenship. It's not an easy, nor cheap, path. It's very expensive. Money that people often don't have.

If you stop looking at illegal immigration as a "Them vs Us" scenario then maybe you'll develop some compassion and understanding for WHY they do the things that they do.

An illegal immigrant going to college who says they love America is exactly the kind of illegal immigrant that I want in this country.

Should she do it the legal way? Absolutely.

Is she a villain? I think not.
frogbreath
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October 24, 2012
At what age should children who were brought to the US by their parents, voluntarily self-deport?
Devlin Adams
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October 24, 2012
AaronMx, I served in the Marine Corps, both in Korea and in Vietnam. My former job entailed travel all over the world for almost twenty years, sometimes living other countries for as long as six months, some in pretty primitive conditions. I grew up at the tail end of the depression. It is pretty safe to say that I am aware of the conditions all over the world. Abnd I am aware of how desperate people getm, but I am also aware that they do not all break the law. I am also aware that this country can only support so many people, regardless of the irrational cries of the bleeding hearts to take all of them in.

Nowhere did Borden, or I try to portray Colotl as

a villain. However all your rationalizing does not change the fact that she broke several lawz and has taken money illegally,(she lied to get in-state tuition, which is the same as stealing money.)

There are probably a lot of illegal aliens with stories equally as compelling. Do we make exceptions in the law for them too? for how many do we make exceptions? What do we say to our own children when their quality of education suffers because of these "exceptions?"

How many illagel aliens do you support and have living in your house, eating your food, being covered by your insurance, have written into your will?

when your personal actions match your words, then maybe we have room to talk, Until then, you are wrong to suggest this woman should be given a free pass. And you are wrong to suggest that it is okay to reach into my pocket because you are having a hard time.

Wh
totally agree
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October 23, 2012
Amen, Amen, Amen!!! I do not understand how it's possible to choose which laws will be enforced. Obama has ordered agencies to NOT follow laws. Illegal is illegal is illegal.
Vince Calhoun
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October 23, 2012
Law and order along with our economy has been set aside and damaged by Barrack Obama and his adherents. The illegal alien woman should be summarily deported and barred from future re-entry to the United States.
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