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Old 12-10-2008, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Daniella had been living in the US illegally since she was 13 - and all the brains in the world wouldn't change that.

And if she wanted her scholarship, she would have to go back to Mexico alone, and apply for a student visa. So she did.

"And that's when they told me I couldn't receive the student visa because i have lived in the states without a student visa before. And that probably I was taking advantage of the country and the government." Daniella recalls.
KTVK 3 News article (http://www.azfamily.com/news/specialreports/immigration/stories/phoenix-immigration-news-120108-illegal-family.1fe3a9ac.html - broken link)

This deported woman could do a lot of good in her home country of Mexico admittedly.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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KTVK 3 News article (http://www.azfamily.com/news/specialreports/immigration/stories/phoenix-immigration-news-120108-illegal-family.1fe3a9ac.html - broken link)

This deported woman could do a lot of good in her home country of Mexico admittedly.
I have a problem with this.

She was a child and had no control over the actions of her parents and should not be held accountable. She should be allowed to apply for a student visa without prejudice.

Last edited by Kele; 12-10-2008 at 09:01 AM..
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte/Mebane, NC and Suitland, MD
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KTVK 3 News article (http://www.azfamily.com/news/specialreports/immigration/stories/phoenix-immigration-news-120108-illegal-family.1fe3a9ac.html - broken link)

This deported woman could do a lot of good in her home country of Mexico admittedly.
I have mixed feelings on this one. She has proved she has brains and potential most other illegals just dont have. I would say let her stay but if she was allowed to stay it may open the floodgate for more illegals. If i have to have an amnesty shoved down my throat i could live with it if it was a small number of people like this girl, like maybe 200k. But Washington DC is too lacking in common sense to keep the high-acheiving ones and kick out the losers.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I have mixed feelings on this one. She has proved she has brains and potential most other illegals just dont have. I would say let her stay but if she was allowed to stay it may open the floodgate for more illegals. If i have to have an amnesty shoved down my throat i could live with it if it was a small number of people like this girl, like maybe 200k. But Washington DC is too lacking in common sense to keep the high-acheiving ones and kick out the losers.
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I have a problem with this.

She was a child and had no control over the actions of her parents and should not be held accountable. She should be allowed to apply for a student visa without prejudice.
Points all well taken here.

Even I would be 'OK' with 300-500K illegals if our economy was good and assuming of course that said illegals essentially kept their collective nioses clean to begin with.

7-12 million illegals mit Anchor Babies is not acceptable.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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So we taxpayers were on the hook for at least 50k for this girl? Consider it a gift to the Mexican govt. She'll have a much better job than most there.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:39 AM
 
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maybe i did not read the article correctly, but i don't understand why she can't see her family? are they still here in the united states?
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Old 12-10-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Pa
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My step daughter is also a star student. She has bever violated any us laws. Not one.... She is on a long waiting list to be accepted. Sorry I feel no sadness for this individual whose parents cheated the system.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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My step daughter is also a star student. She has bever violated any us laws. Not one.... She is on a long waiting list to be accepted. Sorry I feel no sadness for this individual whose parents cheated the system.
Your step daughter is representative of those who deserve the opportunity to come to the US. Those who cheat by entering the country illegally and partaking of the rights of citizens should consider themselves blessed to simply be deported as opposed to jailed first.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:43 AM
 
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How are they defining "star student"? I think that phrase is used far too often these days, often mendaciously in order to fit an agenda. For example, a star student in the LAUSD these days is somebody who knows their ABC's and times tables before beginning high school, and if you passed Algebra I the first time in high school, you're valedictorian.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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How are they defining "star student"? I think that phrase is used far too often these days, often mendaciously in order to fit an agenda. For example, a star student in the LAUSD these days is somebody who knows their ABC's and times tables before beginning high school, and if you passed Algebra I the first time in high school, you're valedictorian.
Anyone who works hard enough to maintain over a 4.0 gpa during the chaotic teenage years of high school is definitely on the ball.
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