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ATLANTA -- Most Georgia voters who know about the unfolding story of Kennesaw State University student Jessica Colotl want the illegal alien deported to her native Mexico, a new poll shows.
The poll conducted by InsiderAdvantage for Atlanta's WSB-TV found 46 percent of those questioned were aware of the story and support her deportation while only 16 percent who were aware did not want her sent out of the country. A sizable 38 percent were not aware of the story and have no opinion.
The poll was conducted Monday and has a margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent. The data was weighted for age, race, gender and political affiliation.
Colotl has become national news, all the more because her story has cropped up right when America is debating the issue of illegal immigration in connection with a new law passed in Arizona that allows police to question anyone believed to be in the country illegally.
Colotl was arrested in March in Georgia for driving without a license. Immigration officials later placed her in a detention center in Alabama. She was released after much effort on her behalf by school officials, sorority sisters and others at Kennesaw. Now federal officials say they won't pursue her case until after she completes her college studies.
But Cobb County law enforcement officials have obtained a warrant for Colotl's arrest. Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren said she lied about her address when she was originally booked into jail, a felony in Georgia. So her legal problems continue, and her career at Kennesaw may still be in jeopardy.
Most Georgians aren't sympathizing with her.
Significantly, opposition to Colotl staying in America isn't coming predominantly from the political right. While 46 percent of all Georgia voters support deportation, the number swells to 67 percent among voters who label themselves as independents.
The view of independents may tell may reveal feelings about the political landscape, according to the pollster, Matt Towery, CEO of InsiderAdvantage.
"The poll indicates that independent voters are more upset about issues such as illegal immigration than are established Republican voters," he said. "... It also suggests that GOP primaries may be filled with voters who do not describe themselves as Republicans but who may be moving to the more conservative side of issues."

Jessica Colotl, a 21-year-old college senior and illegal immigrant, talks to reporters in Atlanta on Friday, May 14, 2010. Colotl was arrested about six weeks ago for driving without a license and was turned over to immigration authorities. Immigration authorities released her last week and deferred action on her case for a year, giving her time to complete her studies. The sheriff in Cobb County, Ga., issued a new warrant for her arrest Wednesday, saying she lied about her address after her initial arrest. Colotl turned herself in Friday morning and was released on $2,500 bond. 
  AP Photo/Kate Brumback
AP Photo/Kate Brumback
Jessica Colotl, a 21-year-old college senior and illegal immigrant, talks to reporters in Atlanta on Friday, May 14, 2010. Colotl was arrested about six weeks ago for driving without a license and was turned over to immigration authorities. Immigration authorities released her last week and deferred action on her case for a year, giving her time to complete her studies. The sheriff in Cobb County, Ga., issued a new warrant for her arrest Wednesday, saying she lied about her address after her initial arrest. Colotl turned herself in Friday morning and was released on $2,500 bond.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/21/10 - 11:49 am
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Okay, let's put the results

Okay, let's put the results of this poll in a little clearer perspective. We have

  • 46% aware and favor deportation
  • 16% aware and oppose deportation
  • 38% unaware, therefore no opinion

Now, if we take the numbers provided and look at only those who are aware of the news story, we can normalize them to look at how informed people see the situation. Those 46% and 16% numbers actually come out to be

  • 74% of those aware favor deportation
  • 26% of those aware oppose deportation

Is that a little clearer? Of course, it's likely that reporter Gary Reese never took a statistics class.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/21/10 - 11:56 am
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Mr. Shirley: It is important

Mr. Shirley: It is important to base your opinion on something other than what other people say. I prefer to base my opinion on this matter on upholding the laws rather than deciding based on whether the individual person is attractive or not.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/21/10 - 11:57 am
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So CHIP, you're actually

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So CHIP, you're actually saying Neil Boortz is right? And please tell me why you think he's the guide that all conservative people adhere to. This girl willingly broke the law, just like illegals do everyday they come here and stay here. What part of enforcing the law do you not understand? Don't like the law? Run for office and work to change it.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/21/10 - 11:59 am
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Hey CHIP, Boortz also says

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Hey CHIP, Boortz also says Obama is a socialist. You agree with that too? We're waiting.

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chipshirley 05/21/10 - 12:02 pm
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Ok, i'm running for US

Ok, i'm running for US congress in the GA-10th district next time if Broun is still there.

CHIP SHIRLEY IN 2012...!!!!

chipshirley
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chipshirley 05/21/10 - 12:03 pm
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Illegal immigrants are in the

Illegal immigrants are in the United States by the millions because rich people bribed government officials for decades to go totally flacid on immigration enforcement.

These millions of illegal long term residents were invited here by the wealthiest and most powerfu of all Americans. Many members of the Chamber of Commerce have employed illegal immigrants and aided them in getting here. But almost none of them have gotten in a bit of trouble.

These are facts. I know from experience in constructin and food service.
So I agree we have to fix this problem, but we owe the people who were invited here falsely, at least as much of a break as those rich folk here who created the problem in the first place.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/21/10 - 01:16 pm
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When we decide whether to

When we decide whether to enforce a law on the suspect's skin color; we are wrong.

When we decide whether to enforce a law on the suspect's national origin; we are wrong.

When we decide whether to enforce a law on the suspect's age; we are wrong.

When we decide whether to enforce a law on the suspect's gender; we are wrong.

When we decide whether to enforce a law on the suspect's appearance (i.e., attractive vs. ugly); we are wrong.

When we decide whether to enforce a law on the suspect's formal education level; we are wrong.

When we decide whether to enforce a law on the suspect's skill with language or diction; we are wrong.

When we decide whether to enforce a law on the size of a suspect's bank accounts (or investment portfolio); we are wrong.

When we decide whether to enforce a law on a suspect's political affiliations; we are wrong.

In this case, ICE and KSU officials are wrong, because they are choosing not to enforce U.S. law and KSU policy because of the attractiveness of this young lady. That is as discriminatory as you can get.

America is no longer a nation of laws, but has become a nation of privileged elite basing decisions about which laws will be enforced and which will not on matters of race, ethnicity, sex, age, national origin, relationship to officials (e.g., Obama's aunt), attractiveness, political expediency, political advantage, and arbitrariness.

KSL
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KSL 05/21/10 - 12:58 pm
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Future employers of this

Future employers of this women should beware. She lied about her citizenship, her address, all kinds of things. Beware of lies on her job application.

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Chillen 05/21/10 - 01:14 pm
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The problem is, this is not

The problem is, this is not just about one girl. There are thousands of other Jessica's out there in colleges and hundreds of thousands of Jessica's in public schools.

For example, the Montgomery County school system in Maryland (little illegal girl w/ Michelle Obama) said that they do "not ask about the immigration status of our students and their families."

The question is. Why Not?

They are using taxpayer money to educate illegals. That is wrong on so many levels.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/21/10 - 01:36 pm
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"There are not 2% of people

"There are not 2% of people in this state who, if they were in charge of this case and had to talk to this girl and look her in the eye, would not opt for working out some path for citizenship for her.

More like 98% of the people in this state would deport her. I could easily look her in the eye and say "You are here illegally, you are not special, you have to obey the law"

Because here's the thing. A college doesn't care what her citizenship is. She could've still gone- and just paid out of state tuition.

Along with a liar, let's also call her a thief.

Every other person there from out of state has to pay higher fees. Why is she special?

corgimom
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corgimom 05/21/10 - 01:38 pm
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Gee, Chip, the other day you

Gee, Chip, the other day you didn't like it that you were forced to leave your job because you wouldn't work for under minimum wage. So which is it?

disssman
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disssman 05/21/10 - 01:38 pm
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Not only is she here

Not only is she here illegally, it is apparent she broke at least three other laws. How many laws can be broken by an illegal before they are sent back to mexico? P.S. I just wish we had the same lwas mexico has on illegal immigration.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/21/10 - 01:40 pm
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Chillen-"He acknowledged a

Chillen-"He acknowledged a 1982 U.S. Supreme Court decision forbids schools from refusing to enroll students who cannot prove they are legal U.S. residents. But he said nothing in that ruling prohibits schools from asking as long as no student is turned away for failing to provide the documentation sought."

Since they can't forbid to admit them, they don't bother. What would be the point?

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baronvonreich 05/21/10 - 02:03 pm
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Sounds like she is qualified

Sounds like she is qualified to work for the water district.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 05/21/10 - 02:04 pm
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CHIPSHIRLEY, can you say

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CHIPSHIRLEY, can you say "wealth envy?" You base your opinion on working in two fields. And this doesn't change the fact that these illegals didn't and don't go through the proper channels to get work visas, or that the hypocritical Mexican government is exporting their poverty on us. Your logic is like saying cocaine dealers deserve to be let off because we have so many addicts. The law is still the law. Sorry little things like facts are so troubling to you.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/21/10 - 02:32 pm
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BaronVonReich wrote: Sounds

BaronVonReich wrote:

Sounds like she is qualified to work for the (Augusta) Water Utility.

Ouch! The truth hurts, Baron.

:-(

Nat the Cat
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Nat the Cat 05/21/10 - 05:24 pm
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The young lady has been

The young lady has been living a lie. It doesn't surprise me she lied to police. The Sheriff in Cobb County should be given a medal!
What I would like to know is what she told the Federal Immigration Authorities in order to be released from Federal Custody and be allowed to finish her "education." She should at least have to repay Kennesaw for her tuition had she been an out-of-State Student; she lied to Kennesaw too.
WHY DOES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REFUSE TO ENFORCE OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS--not only in Arizona, but in Georgia for goodness sakes? If I broke a Federal Law as the U.S. citizen, I would go to Federal Prison aka Charles Walker. Maybe Walker ought to tell his attorney that he is a Latino illegal immigrant. They would simply let him go in order to continue his "enterprise." I mean "education."

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AWyld1 05/21/10 - 07:45 pm
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So based on some of your

So based on some of your logic here....if I come to your house and you are not there and I move in it's ok if I stay there? What do we say to others in prison or convicted of other crimes? These people are in our country illegally! What part of that do people not understand? I welcome anyone that wants to live here to go about it the LEGAL way. I think not only should she be deported but some educators should lose their jobs. They do work for the taxpayers!!

AWyld1
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AWyld1 05/21/10 - 07:47 pm
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People that assist illegals

People that assist illegals staying here or are found to be employing them should be arrested and lose any business license they might hold! Arizona is taking the right step. I hope other states follow suit! The states have a right to protect themselves when the Federal Government won't!!!

KSL
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KSL 05/21/10 - 07:54 pm
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Chip, please run for

Chip, please run for Congress.

AWyld1
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AWyld1 05/21/10 - 08:15 pm
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I wasn't aware that sneaking

I wasn't aware that sneaking across the border and hiding your status was an invitation to come.....does that mean that the money in all the banks are actually an invitation for robbers to take it? You can't really be serious in your logic....that's the same attitude as people saying that women that dress provocative or have multiple sexual partners are asking for rape..don't have kids...please....

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/21/10 - 08:11 pm
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Yep chip, I disagree!

Yep chip, I disagree!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/21/10 - 08:14 pm
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I wonder if she has any

I wonder if she has any "pull" in the WH.

AWyld1
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AWyld1 05/21/10 - 08:30 pm
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All that you know of...gee

All that you know of...gee every welfare recipient I know of is a democrat...very prisoner in prison is innocent...like I said please don't have children....

KSL
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KSL 05/21/10 - 08:31 pm
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Give us your website, Chip.

Give us your website, Chip.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/21/10 - 08:39 pm
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You can't cure anybody that

You can't cure anybody that has "condition reflex" disease!

disssman
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disssman 05/21/10 - 08:39 pm
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Chip I am not so sure a lot

Chip I am not so sure a lot of Dems are responsible for hiring and broadcasting the message about people not wnating to do the work. I always just put the blame where it really lies and that is the U.S. Chamber of idiots. They aren't particular about party afilliation but they are for members making more and paying less regardless if you are illegal or not. And because of their clout there will never be a law holding businesses responsible for hiring illegals.

KSL
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KSL 05/21/10 - 08:44 pm
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diss, been a member of the

diss, been a member of the Chamber for a number of years. Not there, not doing that, at least not on the local level. I invite you to be my guest next time we meet.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/21/10 - 08:55 pm
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I wish Texas would join the

I wish Texas would join the AZ bandwagon. It sure would give this stupid government a flat tire.

Nightwing
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Nightwing 05/21/10 - 09:14 pm
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All the border states, as

All the border states, as well as LA, MS, AL , FL, GA and SC.

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