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Georgians want Jessica Colotl deported

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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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Nightwing
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Nightwing 05/21/10 - 08:15 pm
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Laws are only good if they

Laws are only good if they are enforced. Law abiding citizens should not fear the law.

scoopdedoop64
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scoopdedoop64 05/21/10 - 09:20 pm
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I can't blame anyone wanting

I can't blame anyone wanting to come to the US and study here but you have to do it the right way and so she must go home.

mpowel21
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mpowel21 05/22/10 - 12:26 am
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Of course the right-wing

Of course the right-wing people of georgia want her out, especially the people of cobb county. do you know what kind of people live in cobb county? I lived in Atlanta for 10 years, and wouldn't set foot in cobb county, especially without vaccinations and a gun.

mable8
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mable8 05/22/10 - 01:12 am
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She was given an opportunity

She was given an opportunity to remain until after she graduates, but blew it by lying to authorities. Therefore, no sympathy warranted. Return her ASAP to her country of origin. Because she committed a felony, she should not be permitted to reenter the US in the future.

Hera
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Hera 05/22/10 - 06:08 am
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If only the Native Americans

If only the Native Americans had sent the Europeans back for illegal immigration back in the day. The Euros not only came here illegally, they stole the Native's land and directed their own form of government and religious views, then forced them to relocate to the west. It's so funny to me how you people get on here with your racist comments and your opinions about others that have nothing to do with completing your daily routine. Of course it is very wrong to enter a country illegally but I think most of you on here are terrified of the fact that a non-european race is gaining the majority of the U.S's population which can somehow be a threat to how you've manage to control your financial status. Look at Jessica. She is very intelligent. A senior in college at the age of 21. I'm very sure she will have a great job when she graduate. America is a make up of all races, especially in the south. Maybe you guys could consider seizing another country and start all over again.

55 F-100
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55 F-100 05/22/10 - 08:51 am
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The Euros came here illegally

The Euros came here illegally ????? Oh, puhleeze explain that nugget of wisdom.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/22/10 - 09:17 am
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Here is where we are on a

Here is where we are on a slippery slope into legal perdition. Hera wrote:

Look at Jessica. She is very intelligent.

Jessica's intelligence should not be a factor. Jessica is a lawbreaker and an adult illegal alien. She should be charged with her crimes, delivered to ICE, and deported by ICE. But people have become enamored by personality instead of guided by law.

mable8
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mable8 05/22/10 - 09:18 am
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55-F-100: Invading a country,

55-F-100: Invading a country, then subjugating those residing in that country is an illegal entry, like it or not. It's history and not confined to the USA since expanionism has been going on for centuries--just like slavery. For some reason, people have the bent knowledge that blames the US for everything gone wrong in this world. However, the US did develop into a strong nation and, as citizens, we do have the right to protect our borders and ourselves.

Chillen
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Chillen 05/22/10 - 09:31 am
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We are the ONLY country in

We are the ONLY country in the world who allows illegal aliens to enter and stay in our country. We educate them, medicate them, feed them and provide them tax-free jobs. And we do this with LAWS on our books that prohibit this.

The mexican president and obama made fools out of themselves this week. The hypocritcal mexican president, who turns a blind eye to and even encourages his citizens to come here, stood there with the community organizer criticizing Arizona for attempting to enforce OUR laws.

Meanwhile this corrupt administration threw a gala for him that was totally inappropriate given the illegal immigrant situation and given our grave economic situation.

Despite our laws, despite what the citizens of America demand, obama will do nothing about this situation. Sounds like a repeat of healthcare.

lsmith
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lsmith 05/22/10 - 09:38 am
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Send her packing. No excuses
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Send her packing. No excuses here. Bleeding hearts who sympathize with keeping her here, need a reality check. This student took the spot in a college that might have gone to an American Citizen. It doesn't matter whether or not she received funding, even though that would be criminal. Schools do not accept applications from everyone that submits for admission. I think its fair to say she went to the front of the line possibly because of a better SAT score, and that is.....simply put wrong. Send her home there are colleges there too.

bleepinbleepers
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bleepinbleepers 05/22/10 - 10:03 am
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send her back

send her back

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/22/10 - 01:09 pm
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We have entered Wonderland,

We have entered Wonderland, where we decide whom to deport based on how much we like the suspect. Is the suspect attractive? Criminality is excused. Is the suspect intelligent? Criminality excused. Is the suspect politically connected? Criminality excused. Can the suspect cry on cue in front of a camera? Criminality excused. On the other hand, throw the book at the suspect if he is ugly, or slovenly, or tongue-tied, or harbors political views contrary to the Democratic National Convention.

rmajor
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rmajor 05/24/10 - 08:35 am
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There are laws for a reason.

There are laws for a reason. It really doesn't matter what she tries to say to support why she is here, it's illegal. This is a wonderful country and I know many people love to come here. However, there are laws for a reason. I am sure she is smart, whatever. However, I have no problem with anyone coming here if it's legal. We are America. However, she will grow up with all the benefits of the American system, maybe own a business or something and she defies the very, laws of the system. Not patriotic in the least, but selfish. The right thing must be done. She needs to be deported and apply legally to the U.S.

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