Judge Orders Top N. Miami Senior High Student To Leave U.S.

MIAMI (CBS4) – A judge has ordered a top student at North Miami Senior High School to leave the country later this month.

The student has lived here since she was four. Now her classmates say they don’t plan on letting her leave without a fight.

Daniela Pelaez, 18, has spent most of her life in the U.S. In fact, she says she can’t remember her native country, Colombia.

“I’ve done everything that an American child has done. I know the National Anthem, I know more about the United States than I do about Colombia. This is my home,” said Daniela.

She’s done so well at North Miami Senior High that she’s now the valedictorian.

“Yeah. I have a 6.7 GPA,” said Daniela.

Even so, Daniela may have no other choice but to leave the U.S. at the end of the month. She was born in Colombia and came here with her parents when she was four.

A few years ago, her mom returned to Colombia for medical reasons while Daniela was in the process of legalizing her status.

A legal back and forth left her facing the possibility of having to return to Colombia, something her supporters at school are fighting.

“Something has to be done. It’s just not right. It’s not fair,” said Martha Porro, a North Miami Sr. High employee.

Daniela will spend Friday morning protesting, asking congressional leaders for any help. She hopes they have a solution to keep her here. Her best friend Emily hopes it works.

“She’s worked even harder than I have and she’s being denied something so simple that I and a lot of other Americans take for granted,” said Emily.

“I deserve to be here, I’m a good student, I give back to my community, and I’m an American,” said Daniela.

Daniela can appeal the federal order to leave the country.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency released this statement: “ICE will not take any action … while [she] pursues additional legal options. Upon conclusion of [the] appeal, ICE will review this matter to determine whether an exercise of discretion is warranted.”

The protest is scheduled for Friday at 9 a.m. in front of North Miami Senior High.

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  1. poorwhiteboy says:

    Let” keep this girl and instead letS send 2 millian HAITIANS and 4 millian CUBANS back where they belong.

    1. BillyBob says:

      Let’s don’t. Let’s send her and every treasonous POS who supports her back to columbia.

      1. UteDB says:

        Amen my brother!

      2. baz says:

        Americans make me laugh so hard! Non of you should be there! Apart from the Native Indians of course! The rest of you are invaders! Immigrants! But erm, you hate immigrants?

        No-one can lay claim to any part of the earth! If they can then you should go back to where your ancesters came from!

      3. Joe from Arkansas says:

        Baz-You got a problem buddy. Native Americans have sued for the past twenty years to keep the remains of a caucasion’s remains that were excavated and tested to determine that they were 5300 years old, thus predating the earliest indian ruins and other ciltural deposits. As we speak, scientists have now determined that europeans were in the eastern U.S. pre-dating “so-called” natives. Indians will have the necessary legal actions applied to stop the use of this data in handling all of their false claims to NA, but it does not change the facts. now you know.

      4. Ryan says:

        Love it. Because some Europeans may have settled earlier than the Native Americans who probably immigrated from Asia, any European can lay claim to the land. Even when those “first” settlers aparently died off long before. Okay…

      5. Dan S. says:

        Do you REALLY think it’s appropriate to call her and her friends “treasonous POS”? She had no control over where she was born, or even over coming here at age four. If not for her mother’s health problems, her status would probably have been legalized. She worked hard in school and became the class valedictorian. Try to put yourself in her shoes for a moment, will you please? Also, read the Constitution to find out what the definition of “treason” is. And learn how to spell the name of the country she came from. We are all created equal – THAT was a founding American principle.

      6. carlb says:

        she was not born here. her parents brought to america when she was three. what we miss about this is. her parents want her back in colombia because her mother is sick and will probably die. would you not want your daughter by your bedside?

      7. Ryan says:

        you would want your daughter to have the best life possible, regardless of whether or not she could be at your bedside when you pass.

      8. Jeffrey Johnson says:

        Ryan, I would not teach my daughter to break other countries’ laws for her own self-serving purposes. Apparently you would.

      9. baz says:

        Joe- Hmmmm I would be very scepitcal about that to be honest, I’ve never even heard about that even. I would have to do some research myself on the matter befor just taking your word for it. And what would stop that “evidence” from being planted anyway?

        My personal opinion is we are born on earth! This whole my land, your land stuff is non-sense! It is only helping to devide humans! How many wars have been fought over land? How many people have died over land?

        Also if what you say is true it really doesn’t change much. After all where did they go? Do you know what happened to these europeans?

        What we do know for certain is that when america was invaded 300 odd years ago indians were there! No europeans were there! This is a fact! To have to go back 5 thousand plus years is ridiculous!

        How many of these europeans have been found? And how can you know that it/they are not planted?

      10. Erik Weiss says:

        BAz, and who was here before the “Native Americans” , apparently they invaded as well, so by your definition, the first people to inhabit a place alone have the right to the territory. Think about that!

      11. baz says:

        Erik, no that is not what I’m saying at all, I don’t believe anyone can lay claim to a land mass and we should be able to go wherever we want on this earth! Read my other comments.

      12. skyehawk says:

        BAZ…..No one can lay claim to a land mass ?? Then why do you say Americans stole this land from the indians ???…..believe it or not we have indians here in America that lay claim to the “Grand Canyon”….

      13. Jim Shue says:

        Make up the spare room, baz. I’m moving in and bringing the family.

      14. true american says:

        You’re a cold hearted, merciless idiot. She’s exactly the type of immigrant we want in America. She works hard and wants to do what’s right and become legal.

      15. tax feeder says:

        Wrong, kick the cvnt out.

      16. Walter Lane says:

        YOU are the perfect picture of the “ugly American”. You jump at conclusions and believe that you are right simply because your parents had sex on the American side of the border. Get an education, get a sense of right and wrong and, please, get a sense of common decency.

      17. ditchdigger2 says:

        This a set up, no reasonable person wants to deport her. Don’t take the bait.

      18. Paul says:

        BillyBob, that’s pretty heartless. She seems like a law abiding good citizen

        Baz, you’re almost as bad. This country has taken in more people from more places than anywhere on earth, and for the most part people get along pretty well. Don’t know where you’re from, but most every other country has tightly controlled borders. In a lot of places, the different ethnic groups are at each other throats.

      19. jgraves says:

        What’s the use of having immigration laws if we’re going to pick and choose when to enforce them?

      20. Get Real says:

        Agreed: She can then make a contribution to the development of Colombia and we will not be accused of stealing the best and the brightest!!!!!

      21. Karrie says:

        Hear, hear!

      22. babs says:

        she came here when she was 4. so its her parents who are the law breakers .so at 4 she says im not going with you cause its illegal. ha. her parents have used alot of our resources. so send them back and her. then she can apply to come here legally

      23. Gator says:

        What has this country become, we are now going to lower ourselves to thinking sending this girl to Columbia is right! “poorwhiteboy” is a freakin idiot! BillyBob’s head is up his arse So these are the clowns that speak for America? This country is on the way to self destruction!!

    2. changomango says:

      Don’t forget the 20 million Mexicans who are ruining our country with their culture of corruption, entitlement attitudes and ungratefulness.

      1. Taz101 says:

        How do we have a 6.7 gpa. Use to be 4.0 max.

    3. changomango says:

      Hey vv, maybe you should encourage your people to be more like “poorwhiteboy” and “trailerparktrash” since they’ve build the greatest economic and military superpower in the history of the world! Cuban, Mexicans, Colombians, Salvadorans, Dominicans, etc…etc…well, we all know what they’ve built!

      1. Spirit of 75 says:

        Amen. They built a population of human ants that don’t think twice invading our picnic, if they even have the gumption to leave their little island paradises.

        Someone else had it: they were imported here to replace our own servant class after WWII. But no one ever consulted me or my family and dammit — they have no claim on my country. NONE. My family’s been here 400 years and in that time made it the envy of the world. The Stone Age losers who sit around and complain about us should be thankful we didn’t wipe them out as they did/do to each other.

      2. Chucky... says:

        …and that’s why they all seem to appear on – our – door step.

        They don’t go anywhere else; they just come to an open-arms, welcoming, 3rd world microcosm called Dade County.

        And you’d think their respective governments would be embarrassed about by their lack of social reponsibility?

        No…!

        They just look the other way, and all the while these 3rd world adoptees drive around with their austere, 3rd world flags hanging from their rear-view mirrors.!

    4. Jose says:

      Well, why well intentioned, if they are here legally, then we need to reform the system, not substitute persons based on demographics.

    5. JOHN T. FOX says:

      THE LAW MATTERS AND SHE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE! NEITHER SHOULD OSOMA OBAMA BE PRESIDENT! THIS IS THE GROUND FLOOR TO LET OBAMA STAY AS PRESIDENT.

      1. lee says:

        way to display your ignorance.
        this has nothing to do with Obama.
        you ditz
        and using all caps is considered either rude,ignorant
        or an attention seeker.
        which of those are you and id like to see your papers too mr fox
        you sound like you might be related to the former president of mexico
        since you share the same last name.

      2. Joe Mama says:

        You are 100% correct. It is chaos if the law doesn’t matter.

      3. Joe from Arkansas says:

        I agree with you john. She asserts that she “knows it all” with regard to America and then demonstrates the monumental arrogance about our laws. They mean nothing to her as they meant nothuing to her mother and father. Her claim cannot be validated by law, custom or reason. She is welcome leave and perhaps return when she has followed the legal immigration steps that we have sop graciously provided so many millions before her.

      4. Garry Barnes says:

        She should use her education to help her people in Columbia.

      5. wiselatina2theright says:

        Absolutely, 100% agree. Besides, as a Colombian citizen, she is can enroll in the public universities there …and the tuition is free. Her family lied, cheated and stole to gain illegal admittance into this country….that is no badge of honor. It makes a mockery out of all of those immigrants who have respected our laws, including families like mine.

        It’s the same mentality of unjustified entitlement. The fact that she does well academically should have absolutely no bearing on whether or not she is deported. She is an illegal alien who has reaped the benefits for 18 years from the taxpayers. She deserves none of it and now the party is over. Deal with it. REAL Americans have had enough of this abuse.

      6. Ryan Gomez says:

        You spell Comlombia wrong. If you are going to judge, learn English. Also, Colombia is a highly educated country.

      7. Ryan Gomez says:

        Wow, I can’t type. Colombia….

      8. Ryan Gomez says:

        Wow, I can’t type today. If people are going to judge the education of a country or a person, they should learn english and the spelling of the country right.

      9. Ar Amytas says:

        Knows it all!?!?!? What about paying taxes?? Do these illegals know about THAT. Do they think this is The Garden of Eden here and they can just get everything for free?? AND don’t give this raceist s*it as I have been with the U.S. Treasury for years and I know how they operate. Know how they avoid ANY taxes at all while bringing home $40K plus. Get over you bleeding heart B.S. and read the writing on the wall!!

      10. Gator says:

        You are ignorant!

      11. kathy purdy says:

        Who is OSOMA and what does he have to do with this, fool? We need to realize that we are a country that includes former territories owned by Spanish and French descendants. Mr. Fox, I’m sure if you went back in your history, your own descendants were as illegal as this girl is now. She is a good ciitizen and this country has a lot invested in her. She is a CHILD who knows no other country but this one. Have heart and a brain.

    6. caligula says:

      truthbetold, how much do you stooges get paid to spam that pap all over the net?

      1. TDPepper says:

        Actually, my guess is that most of them are unemployed liberals doing what liberals do best, stirring the pot.

      2. tnmccoy says:

        Guilty conscience?

    7. Constitution1776 says:

      Let’s not keep this girl and follow the law of the land. No one is above the law. There is no ignorance to the Constitution. Save the sad story, and stop abusing tax paying Americans.

      Thank you.

      1. baz says:

        You do know that america is stolen land, don’t you? Please tell me you know that? It was only a few hundred years ago too! Who has the right to lay claim to any part of the earth? Oh and btw no tax is paid, it is stolen!

      2. John Galt says:

        Well put… It seems odd, that we, the tough Americans, are so scared of an intelligent highschool girl. Fear mongering is the new black I guess.

      3. carlb says:

        what fear her family in colunbias father and mother want her back. its not illian in the early 90’s where reno sent the storm troopers to send him back to cuba to a father had never even seen or cared about while his mother died swimming 2 miles to bring him to landfall this is different colombia is a democratic country and her parents want her. castro just used him for political show.

      4. tnmccoy says:

        I don’t know if it’s a typo or not, but I like your term ‘illian.’

      5. Rob says:

        oh geesh there we go with the straw man argument… no one is “scared” of this girl. Nice try. Oh and there it is… race baiting. Look almost 500,000 americans DIED fighting over race 150+ years ago. It’s done. Stop trying to dredge up a racist behind every comment. If you really want to find racists look no further than the Democrat party who created the KKK. Nuff said.

      6. baz says:

        John I saw one of your comments down below and it gave me some hope that not all americans are alike! It’s crazy to me that so many americans on here feel the way they do considering how “their” country was founded. My hope is that one day all borders are taken down and we can move freely once again!

      7. thussaiththewalrus says:

        You are a thoughtless radical with no understanding of the human condition. What people “want” or “need” is of zero interest to you, which proves your lack of compassion or thought or care. All you have to promote is the radical nonsense of your childish agenda. Clearly, you are very young, or very uneducated, or very inexperienced, or all of the above. You point a nasty finger of misunderstanding and brainless lack of understanding, and do nothing but blame others with no sense of personal responsibility. Your “answers” to the world’s problems are immature, silly, and child-like. Your knowledge of world history is severely lacking. You have no knowledge of the founding of the new world nor the expansion of the old world. Your understanding of the American Indian is offensive, rude, and just plain wrong. My eleventh great-grandfather came to the New World in the summer of 1635. He left England, under darkness of night, via Wales, because of the cruel, and punishing, and ignorant agenda of Charles I. The English people who came here certainly got along better with the people you refer to as “Indians” then they did the English loyalists.. The people you refer to as “Indians” were good neighbors to my ancestors for 140 years before America demanded its independence. Don’t you think that 140 years of colonial rule is enough? Why did England not offer independence, and to un-enslave those Englishmen who lived in America, long before that length of time? Do you ever think about PEOPLE and their FREEDOM instead of just your imperial agenda and ways to control them according to your ideas? You are no different than any other crack-pot dictator! You want the world to run according to YOUR rules and not the way the world wants to run. Your ideas are those of just another tin-horn dictator. And, a silly one at that!

      8. bill says:

        Without borders you don’t have a country, and when was once again?

      9. H Blix says:

        Baz, what do you make of this then?

        “DID EUROPEANS ARRIVE IN AMERICA before the Indians? “Whoever fashioned that blade was not supposed to be here. Its makers probably paddled from Europe and arrived in America thousands of years ahead of the western migration, making them the first Americans, argues Smithsonian Institution anthropologist Dennis Stanford. At the height of the last ice age, Stanford says, mysterious Stone Age European people known as the Solutreans paddled along an ice cap jutting into the North Atlantic. They lived like Inuits, harvesting seals and seabirds.” Very interesting. So what happened to them?

      10. baz says:

        H-blix Yeah some other guy above said something similar, I don’t see any hard evidence in the quote you provided, even he says “probably”, which means he doesn’t know for sure!

        Besides “evidence” can be planted easily! And it would be very convenient for americans to have this excuse, wouldn’t it? I would say you have to go with the most reliable evidence we have, and that is when america was invaded only indians were there. This is only a few hundred years ago too!

        Like you said, where did they go? Perhaps they moved on of their own accord? Who knows? Perhaps they were never there? Perhaps doesn’t cut it though. As I’ve said elsewhere I am for open borders anyway! We are born on earth and countries do not even exist! They are merely imaginary lines existing only in our minds!

        Countries are also used to commit many murders and only serves to seperate humanity! Is that what you want?

      11. Jeffrey Johnson says:

        Really don’t care. Indians invaded each other. You just have an romanticized illusion about how certain people are flawless and others are pure evil.

        If you want to go back to the situation in the year 1492, then let’s not stop there – let’s go back all the way, to the principles and practices people lived by in 1492.

        We would start by my meeting you in the street and putting a lead ball in your heart. Like that?

      12. bbgt says:

        I’m an American. I’ve never “invaded” a country in my life. no one I know has either. So why the hell should I feel guilty for anything that ever happened to someone by someone in the past? I shouldn’t, and I don’t. Also, as I recall, the first European “invaders” were sent over by your “landmass” of England…

      13. fctckr says:

        Wrong BBGT, it was the Spanish.

      14. jgraves says:

        You’re right. The sad stories change nothing. If you’re here illegally, you get deported . . . period.

      15. observerfromupnorth says:

        I agree with you 1776, this young lady is just like the rest of the current illegal immigrants that think because they have been here breaking they law for 14 years it is owed to them an exception to the law. Well if our government gets off it’s own hands and delivers the law as written we should be able to get our own children educated, and to work without the illegal immigrant obstacle that keeps costing tax payer money, and federal money on local levels. The United States has accepted immigrants for years and years the legal way and it should continue to do so, but only if they go through the legal process. NO EXCEPTION TO THE LAW PERIOD.

    8. Austin says:

      Hey Baz,

      You hispanic? Then stop being a hypocrite and get on the next flight to Spain!

      1. baz says:

        Lol I live on the land mass called England. And no I am not hispanic.

    9. freecheese says:

      Your inability to spell, poorwhiteboy — is a very good indication of your lack of intelligence.

    10. obozosux says:

      Have you any knowledge of the term “political asylum”? I didn’t think so. Obviously the product of a government school.

    11. DoDoDobson says:

      This girl is FOS. How can she have a 6.7 GPA? Sure Daniela…and I’m King of Earth.

    12. Koedo says:

      She has to go. She using resources that could have been used for other legal students. She’s not the only one, either.

      It’s very simple, really. You get in line with the people who are following the rules and paying the fees. What should they break the law AND get a free education?

      I have members of my family that applied LEGALLY and went through the process.

    13. DougO says:

      Let’s give a a ticket to fly first class half-way back to Colombia, then out-the-fu(king_door and let her flap her arms and fly the rest of the way by flapping her illegal-alien-arms!

    14. ed says:

      Keep her and deport obama!

      1. Alm says:

        I agree. I’ll even pay for his plane ticket- rising price of gas and all!
        Finally, a judge doing hi job correctly. What a concept!

      2. Born in the U.S.A says:

        ed get a clue. I say deport Santorum and Romney, Once dedicated to the Vatican, and the other one to the tabernacle. OOh, I see, does that sound crazy to you. No less crazy than the birthers.

        I fact Obama, and the Democrats, if they didn’t have to keep cleaning up Republican poop, Can you say Nixon, Watergate and setting price ceiling on oil, Reagan deficits and Iran Contra, (GWH gets a pass) GW and what memo, and oops I forgot to regulate the banks?

      3. lar says:

        Once dedicated ?? Born in the U.S.A are you got a 6.7 gpa?

    15. kilo7 says:

      this is actually one of “those” stories that you hear of people slipping through the cracks.

    16. Crashing Boulder says:

      Let’s send ALL Dummocrats to colombia where they can all get high and stoned for free.

    17. duh says:

      Send her home and maybe she can use the experience to train her native peoples so they quit coming here.

    18. c Rimmer says:

      Does anyone feel sorry for the salutatorian that lost the top spot to an illegal? Prob not.

  2. daimen bokk says:

    Wow give illegal aliens a free education and just boost the grades without any merit, I would love a 6.7 gpa!! But the sad fact is my college only gives 4.0 to the perfect students

    1. Riptide80 says:

      High School GPA’s are heightened by taking and excelling at college courses, which are justly weighted more. So, to say “without merit” is pretty ignorant. Her brother is a citizen in the military, her father as well. Merit is well earned.

      1. BillyBob says:

        but she’s still nothing more than an illegal alien/parasite sucking off of Americans.

      2. sirtango says:

        Merit yes, citizenship no.

        “I know the National Anthem, I know more about the United States than I do about Columbia.” Then she should realize the penalty for being here ILLEGALLY. Murderers don’t get off free if they are caught after many years so why should she?

        She said:“I deserve to be here, I’m a good student, I give back to my community, and I’m an american,”

        She deserves to have her illegal behind deported! She might be a good student. She can go back to where ever and teach! She might give back to her community. She is NOT an American. She is STILL an ILLEGAL ALIEN!!!!

      3. Jamesb says:

        Un huh. And everybody gets a ribbon, a trophy and 100 pats on the back, right? Sure, got it.

      4. lee says:

        normally im on the other side of this one but seeing the mentality of the nutcases comparing her to Obama and showing their ignorance about ‘weighted grades’ makes take a second and realize.
        each case is different and unique.
        the goose steppers on here make me nervous

      5. Lee says:

        You don’t know the half of it. Our government has openly betrayed us by encouraging the invasion by millions of military age men from Mexico and South America. That is why more people are joining National Socialist Movement every day. Not out of hate but for survival. nsm88.org

      6. UteDB says:

        You my friend are a huge part of the problem. Citizenship is not a right; it’s EARNED. You are obviously a Kool-Aid drinking Marxist Democrat.

      7. Ruth says:

        We have had how many amnesties already. If she has been here that long then someone should have signed her up for the amnesty. I am sick of illegal aliens acting like we owe them something. They need to be deported so they can come back the right way and stop taking cuts in front of those who are doing it the right way.

      8. R_S says:

        ahh, Karma…

      9. me says:

        With 60% being a passing grade it’s pretty easy to rack up GPA points “taking and excelling at college courses”.

      10. me says:

        lee: “normally im on the other side”

        You lie.

      11. politicalgrandma says:

        Oh, the libs just picked her to get the backlash going. They could be deporting the criminal illegals (those who have committed crimes since they committed the crime of breaking and entering our country), but they don’t. So this is just another smokescreen being used by the liberals.

      12. beedogs says:

        Hey, how did you “earn” your American citizenship, UteDB? All that hard work you did by being born here? Fool.

      13. GFM says:

        You mean she got extra credit for being non-white.

      14. keefers says:

        free cheese that name says it all she is not supposed to be here what part of illegal don’t you get

    2. BillyBob says:

      Consider the school. In a predominantly white or asian school she would be a B or C student.

      1. changomango says:

        Same thought came to mind.I went to a predominantly black high school, I’d say about 95% yet most college grants and scholarships went to the less than one percent Asian students.

      2. beedogs says:

        Yeah, somehow I doubt that. But you can go on living in your little racist world, BillyBob.

      3. tax feeder says:

        Kick the commie b@st@rd out. Being a good student just means you coordinate well with the State welfare apparatus, and will make a good security guard or gov’t tax-feeder. It does not equate with intelligence. Get the he!! out.

    3. John Galt says:

      Let’s throw out all the smart, motivated, dedicated and caring people so us REAL Americans have a better shot at getting jobs. Fear above reason, that’s what I always say.

      1. reason says:

        “She’s worked even harder than I have and she’s being denied something so simple that I and a lot of other Americans take for granted,” said Emily.

        You could say the same thing about those who are on the waiting list to immigrate into this country legally.

      2. TheRealKingMax says:

        “Galt”, drop dead.

        You’re always lurking in the blogs with your snideazz leftist remarks.

        Tell you what:

        SHE can stay, we’ll deport YOU.

        Sounds like a win-win to me….

      3. rule of law over emotion says:

        If she is so smart and dedicated, why is she so fat? I am pretty sure she is at great risk for developing diabetes soon. Wouldn’t a “smart and dedicated” person lose weight for her health? Truth is, if she stays she will most likely have diabetes soon and will be getting very expensive medical care paid for by the rest of us, well the 50% who actually pay more than we get.

        Being a good student and a caring person does not excuse the fact that she is here illegally. Deport her NOW and her whiny friends. This is not fear over reason it is the rule of law over emotions. I am sure I can find a reason why every person who comes to the U.S. shouldn’t have to leave. I am sure I can find a reason why every African, Indian, and Chinese person should be able to come live here. Fact is, we can’t let everybody come here and we need to enforce our laws and quit letting over-emotional people such as John Galt ignore the rule of law because it makes them feel better.

      4. GFM says:

        You’re damn right.

      5. Russ in OR says:

        Let’s let this illegal alien cut in line in front of all the Colombians who followed the law, filled out the correct paperwork, submitted to background checks, and obtained sponsors and employment because she makes you libs weepy with her sob story.

      6. Jwden123 says:

        You are a moron, John Gault. What part of illegal do you not understand?

      7. k says:

        She cost the taxpayer around 120k for her education. That money could have been spend on a citizen’s children. The judge should have put her on a plane.

        I don’t know what a 6.7 grade point avg is and I wouldn’t hire someone on that basis. It sounds like a joke to me.

      8. Robert Rapscallion says:

        Yes. Reward ONLY excellence. Everyone competes for everything on a level playing field. If you fail, you lose and keep losing until you get smart and do better competing. But you must be here legally. If you are not, go home and apply to enter legally.

      9. John Galt says:

        America was built on people coming here from all over the world and proving themselves. America now is a place of complacence. In the same breath I’m hearing people say “Kick her out and give me (Americans) the money instead.” I would rather spend my money on an illegal immigrant that has the drive to make America better, than on an American that believes I owe them my money just because we were both born on the same land.

      10. KT says:

        That’s right Galt! establish laws and then expect everybody to follow them. What a great idea!.

      11. So it’s okay to break the law as long as you are smart?
        Good logic there, or do you fear logic?

      12. John Galt says:

        Following the “Law” and following “Reason” are not the same thing. A law is not inherently logical. Think Jim Crow.

      13. Don’t like a law so it’s okay to ignore it and break it? Do you know what’s that called?

      14. John Galt says:

        When laws don’t work, they need to change. That’s how the legal system evolves. To blindly follow a law without reason or question is the mark of a dictatorship. Last time I checked I enjoyed the ability of freedom to make change in my country. Change starts with dialogue.

      15. It’s called anarchy. Are you a vigilante?

      16. Emilee says:

        I feel sorry for her as an individual, but her parents are responsible for the situation she’s in. And you don’t change the rules for the exception. There are plenty of smart, motivated, dedicated, caring and LAW ABIDING individuals with their own life stories waiting in line to get into the US all around the world.

        It’s not fair to them or to American Citizens and Tax Payers that our government would encourage law breakers to enter our country illegally and sponge off our tax paying citizens.

        If she came here when she was 4 and still isn’t a citizen, that’s a lot of years to be getting the paperwork done, even if her mom did travel back to Columbia a few times. Either the citizenship is not that important to them, or they just assumed they could stay illegally.

      17. sick of it already says:

        Really the fact of the matter is she is here illegally yea that means it is against the law. I think its great shes done ok in school but that does not mean it is ok for her or her parents to break our laws just go to Columbia or Mexico illegally and see if you get a pass because you happen do well in one of their schools your but would be jailed or kicked out asap we are the only country in the world that does not enforce our borders. I guess it sucks to be her get over it.

      18. Wiselatina2theright says:

        Somehow daniela missed the simplelesson that cheaters should not prosper. She and her supporters make a mockery of what it is to be an american citizen. No daniela,you are most definitely NOT an American. Ypu are an illegal alien from colombia..demanding that which you have not earned. Demanding to be rewarded with citizenship and better treatment than the tens of thousands of legal immigrants who have respected our laws. You are a self-entitled foolish girl. Go to Colombia…your country needs you there. And the public universities there are free for its citizens like you. Stop your whining. Congressional leaders have taken an oath to serve and protect our laws and our. Itizens…not act for the benefit of illegal aliens. Did you miss that gonerment class?

      19. Russ in OR says:

        Let’s keep out all the Colombians who went through the trouble to legally apply for admission, proved their identity, submitted to a background check, found a sponsor, and lined up employment so there is more room for illegals with a sob story.

      20. Rationalist says:

        How bout we just start obeying the laws …? That’s not fear, that is reason !

      21. Chief Willie says:

        Nah !! Let her get a DUI and swear that she’s an Obama Cousin. Maybe go on welfare for 25 years and swear that she’s an Obama neice. Those excuses have worked up in New York lately. (actually with an Obama Aunt and Uncle)

      22. Jeffrey Johnson says:

        That is bull.
        First, who’s to say Columbia does not need a good student to help their country?
        Second,, who’s to say this girl is not better off back in her home country?
        Third, it is principle you moron, not “fear”. You probably can’t quite understand what “principle” means, since I never hear people of your persuasion use the word.
        The principle is that people born here have the birthright, and people that come from elsewhere have to ASK PERMISSION. I have been in plenty of foreign countries, and I ALWAYS followed that country’s rules about entry. I have ZERO sympathy for people who enter here without asking permission, with a list of demands, and most of which refuse to assimilate.
        For every 1 valedictorian illegal, there are a MILLIONhere that are hanging around, on the dole, driving drunk, and in gangs. I guarantee you that any possible good this valedictorian would do is far outweighted by the damage that MS13 and other gangs are doing.
        You just can’t get your head around the big picture because you are caught up in the rare exception story. Get a friggin clue. We can’t support the whole damned world. We are BROKE, in case you have not seen the US debt picture – $16 TRILLION, and growing by $1.5 TRILLION year after year.

      23. BlackConservative says:

        You sir should change your call sign. The real John Galt (though a fictional character) would not advocate illegal immigration period. You are most likely a global warming alarmist, weather underground loving, abortionist using an unmistakably conservative character name in an effort to garner some credibility. Sorry…didn’t work – at least on me.

      24. will says:

        If you do things right the first time nobody will know you’ve done anything at all.

        If she was legal and did things correctly first time around she wouldn’t be getting deported. All you bleeding hearts who think she and others should stay based on some sort of merit are delusional. My ancestors used ellis island and… O geez go figure they got citizenship.

        Go through the legal channels. If the country is full? THEN GTFO. Why is this an issue.

        if you sneak into some countries, you go to jail, if you sneak into others, you disappear forever!!! Be glad she just getting sent home.

      25. Frank says:

        And, of course, those are ONLY people who come here illegally, right?
        What part of illegal don’t you get, Mr. Smart REAL American?

      26. GaryTisdale says:

        Something else that never happened. After the coup and cover up much of the daily news is orchestrated by unelected officials who took over Washington and the media. Even Disqus commenting systems were knocked out today to prevent the truth from spreading.

        We have no president, no democracy, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in history

      27. Ron says:

        Galt that is certainly some deep thinking you did . I am quite certain this attractive young lady would not be sent home if she were failing because then the event would not generate knee jerk sympathy from emoticons like you.

      28. John Galt says:

        It’s not sympathy but common sense. You keep people of value to create success. I’m sure if she ends up getting deported, she’ll find a way to succeed regardless.

        America is on the downturn when it comes to producing quality life learners. To find someone of value and toss them aside seems counter intuitive. The fact she’s illegal doesn’t change that fact that she offers value. Her main issue is getting past all the sheep that can’t see past the law, and follow blindly where they’re lead.

      29. Vicky Bevis says:

        The operative word you missed, John, was “law.” I see past many laws, but until they are changed, they are still the “law.”

      30. airedale says:

        Fine, when she finishes her schooling including college exactly where is she going to work here in the U.S.? No one can legally hire her except an embassy of a foreign country. The Obama administration like previous administrations is heavily pushing employer sanctions against those that hire individuals who are not U.S. citizens and don’t have the approved paperwork like a green card.

      31. Septimus says:

        You must think you’re a clever libertarian. What you really are is an anarchist. Don’t like the law? We have legislative and judicial processes for that. She broke in line. Tough luck. I have two friends from Colombia who joined the US military in order to be here legally. Your position is the equivalent of urinating on their sacrifice.

      32. John Galt says:

        You think that because I want freedom for those that show promise, that that runs contradictory to what our armed forces do? Don’t you think your friends would have chosen an educational path instead, if that were a choice. But it’s not a choice and America can’t find qualified people to fight for it anymore, not like 100 years ago when every man able man felt committed to serve. So they’ve had to resort to letting foreigners fight for us. So, no, I congratulate your friends taking their only option to come into this great country and succeeding. But instead of putting your friends lives in danger, don’t you think other options should have been afforded them? Or do think they only qualify to be American because they risked their life for it?

      33. Blammo says:

        The kid will be far better off in beautiful Colombia. True freedom and excellent opportunities since she also speaks Ingles. She should be overjoyed for the free flight back.She, like 99% of the brainwashed idiots up there, doesn’t know what she is trying to avoid is a chance at an awesome life.

      34. European Pilgrim says:

        Here’s the law that was broken…she either walked or was carried across an invisible line. You break that same law frequently when you jaywalk or cross the solid yellow line while driving and texting. Quite a heinous crime, wouldn’t you agree? Certainly it’s worthy of thousands of tax dollars to send a person “back where he or she came from.” Worry about your own contribution to the world and stop whining about people who are making something of their lives.

      35. ChrisAR says:

        Closing against the light does not result in me receiving $120K in elementary education and other tax payer funded support. It does, however, put me at risk of being run down by a passing truck. Your analogy is simplistic to the point of pointlessness.

      36. John Galt says:

        Well said Euro Pilgrim🙂

      37. olegunny says:

        Columbia needs her more than we do, send the illegal alien home.

      38. wiselatina2theright says:

        Daniela….have some dignity and respect for the nation that your family has taken advantage of for 18 years. Go back to Colombia, go to school there, earn your degree. Help your people there. You have every right to protest, march, demand rights and benefits and privileges of citizenship in COLOMBIA…not here. We American citizens including those of us whose parents came here LEGALLY are done hearing illegal aliens demand citizenship and in-state tuition benefits. It’s not your right, it’s a privilege that is reserved by those who voluntariily submit and comply with our laws. Please don’t insult American citizens by claiming that you are American.
        LIke it or not, your parents made some bad decisions, you reaped 12 years of free public education and many other benefits. Just say thank you and go home. It’s the least YOU can do.

      39. KH says:

        Galt, what you are saying is that she took money from our country to be educated and used a false social secuirty card to gain benifits not due her, but that’s okay as long as she worked hard. Fraud is good as long as it is used by someone working to better themselves right?

      40. Eric says:

        John Galt: Are you suggesting that, among the hundreds of thousands of potential immigrants on waiting lists all around the world who are trying to do it LEGALLY, there are no future valedictorians?

        Illegal is illegal. By your standard we’d forgive bank robbers who donate to charity or help old ladies cross the street.

        She’ll be just as smart back home. They have doctors in her country too, you know.

    4. Ruckus says:

      Right Damian. 2.7 Pts above perfect. Now that is difficult to do.

      1. Bob says:

        No, for a Superior student who is taking a Honors or Advance Placement Course, an A is worth more and schools give them points above the amount one would receive in a less demanding, regular class. THese Honors courses are as hard, or harder, than a college course and demand far more effort than any other high school course. Many times such courses will allow a student
        to get college credit. Some are even taken at a local college.

      2. alnga says:

        She is no doubt a great student how does that give her the privilege of avoiding the law which is in place to protect us. my family had to wait nearly 8 years to come in legally. China has great students that are now hacking our sensitive web sites from China, brilliance does not protect us.

      3. Jerry says:

        She has almost reached the same level as our Kenyon president. Of course, we can’t verify that. I worked in education for a number of years and have never even heard of a GPA higher than 4.0.

      4. Chief Willie says:

        My youngest son graduated High School with a 107% average. He took all honors courses and college level courses. He was a National Merit Scholar and now has his PhD. It WAS difficult….he worked his butt off from the first grade through college and grad school. This young lady worked hard also and should be allowed to stay in the country. She committed NO crime and should be given the chance to ACE the citizenship test.

    5. Guy Macher says:

      Illegals get 5 points for knowing if they are punched or bored.

    6. johngalt says:

      Are you crazy, you want to invest $150,000 in someone and then send them to the competition. No wonder America is falling apart. We need to run this country like a business, attract top tallent.

      1. GFM says:

        I don’t want to invest a nickel in them. They cheated the government and the people out of that money and ought to serve a prison term before being unceremoniously deported. And it’s against the law for a business to hire illegal aliens, Einstein.

      2. Logical1 says:

        I agree with all but the prison term, finger print them, DNA profile them, add to a never admit list then deport. If the are in prison, we will still be supporting their illegal butts.

      3. chuck says:

        This isnt a money issue.

      4. Jwden123 says:

        You’re still a oron Johngualt. Leaving out the space between your ist and last name doesn’t make you any smarter.

      5. MisterJones says:

        Yep,and get rid of the damned illegals.Send them all back,I do not CARE HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN HERE!

      6. Wiselatina2theright says:

        Itwas not an investment…the taxpayers were forced to admit illegal aliens into the public schools and pay for all of their special needs to the detriment of everyone else.

      7. polly joe says:

        Hush you are really sounding silly the word illegal still holds. She is so brilliant that it should be a piece of cake for her to apply to come back here legally

      8. Frank says:

        Yeah, and when I go for a job, I have to prove I’m here legally. You’re right: let’s run it like a business and require employees to prove citizenship.

      9. Auzzievick says:

        America is falling apart because we don’t demand excellance from our students. We graduate approx. 200 Ph.D.’s in math a yr. & most of those go to work for N.S.A. And they need STILL more.

        Like it or not, women’s studies, black studies, community organizing & related underwater basket weaving courses do NOT make up the DEMAND. It might be interesting & enjoyable, but student debt negates the fun aspect of getting an education in those “disciplines.”. BTW, Souther CAL. actually does offer a curse in underwater basket weaving at the San Diego branch ( I that that is the one.)

        My son, a Netwrk. Engineer, was asked on the day he was hired, with a new company, how many others he could recommend; they had openings for 12 others according to his new boss that they couldn’t fill!.

      10. KH says:

        Who invested? She just took it. Investing implies money given willingly in exchange for the promise of a return on that investment. She commited fraud to become educated. By your premise, I should be able to walk into a college and use false identities, etc to get a free education as long as I get good grades.

      11. wiselatina2theright says:

        Daniela is just another self-entitled illegal alien fool. She wants , she demands and she protests…..not too smart when you have no right to do so in a foreign country in which your family has so disrespected and taken advantage of for 18 years.

        I’m hoping that the prosecutors ask themselves this question…..what will they say to the immigrants with pending applications for citizenship who have played by the rules, and entered here legally …..? Daniela gets to jump the line because she’s demanded it and was clever enough to evade deportation for 18 years…all the while pretending to be a dutiful citizen?; Did Daniela engage in identity fraud, using other’s identities to obtain services, benefits or even a driver’s license? How many public benefits did she use besides the 120,000 worth of public school education?

      12. Eric says:

        I find it rather ironic that someone whose screen name is John Galt would champion the cause of illegal aliens. They are a net drain on the producers, and are, on the average, non-producers.

        This young lady is smart, talented, and Columbian. I’m sure she’ll make a fine addition to the medical community in Columbia, and I wish her luck in her future endeavors. Good by.

      13. keefers says:

        nomatter how educated iam i could not just walk in any where and start work i’d go to jail for tresspassing why is she differant tell me

    7. Smokey the Bear says:

      There is no such thing as a “6.7 gpa”, so this twit should be deported, as an absolute idiot.

      1. hf says:

        Yes there is such a thing. That means she has taken college courses and thus be granted extra credit. Have you ever been admitted to college while in High School? I have – My GPA was 5.2 GPA. I wasn’t VD nor SV.

        I am a citizen.

      2. Eddie Lopez says:

        you need to go back to high school idiot

      3. Carley says:

        6.7 on a 10.0 scale… Fail

      4. Eric says:

        Yes there is, Smokey. It means she did what she needed to do to graduate from high school, PLUS completed college courses.

        Not all districts calculate it that way. Where I went to school you couldn’t get higher than a 4.0. But that’s just us. Not everybody uses the same method. Her district uses the “GPA” to reflect extra effort in higher level coursework. It’s awkward, I’ll grant you, and shouldn’t really be called “grade point average” because it’s NOT, but that’s just how they do things there. Relax. Take your medicine.

    8. Bob Loblaw says:

      Why is it that this girl is being sent back to Colombia but Obama’s illegal drunk ass Uncle Omar is still here???

      1. Artie says:

        Can you say GREEN CARD ??

      2. NooYawkah says:

        Yeah, that’s my only beef with this, is the way the govt. hounds an illegal who at least is trying to be American, while setting drunken child raping wrong way driving illegal alien murderers free by the dozen.

      3. Phelps says:

        RIGHT ON BROTHER! What about the aunt Zuni or something like that? Living off the state for 30 years and then gets to stay?? The girl is in the process of becoming legal, so I say set her stay and finish. In the mean time ship the uncle and aunt back to kenya.

      4. John in Alaska says:

        I have been waiting for 3 years to get my wife here legally, yet as pointed out, illegals are given the free pass so often. Obama’s family is a perfect example.

        Guess since a person already here represents a potential vote as opposed to someone wanting to immigrate, they have priority consideration.

        Our nation has been subverted by politician’s into a facist state.

      5. Franvicki says:

        Dont forget his sorry ass illegal aunt as well and while we are at it lets check his status

    9. beedogs says:

      I’m guessing you’re more of a 2.0 student, yourself.

    10. jayjay says:

      So let me ask you…. if i’m a muslim from iran/yemen/afhganistan (whatever) and I marry an American and 3 years later i become an American too…. My question is: would you rather have me as an American, or this young girl?

      1. Frank L. Speaking says:

        I don’t really know enough about you or the girl to make a sound call, jayjay. If you’re here as a terrorist of some sort, I thnk I’d rather have her. However, if you’re on the up-and-up, I’d rather have you — given that your presence in the United States is legal and hers isn’t. By the way, did you also have a 6.7 “GPA”? If you did, that might cinch it for you.

    11. Wii says:

      Make her pay for the education she illegally received before setting her asail.

      1. NY9Solyndra says:

        All assets of illegal immigrants should be seized when they are sent home.

    12. Posting Too Quickly says:

      The Today Show ran a sob story on this fat pig invader this morning. The whole MSM are a bunch of traitors.

    13. The B obs ter says:

      The Today Show ran a sob story on this fat pi g inv ader this morning. The whole MSM are a bunch of tr aitors.

    14. Phillipe says:

      WHAT IS A PERFECT GPA? when did it change to 7.-8.-9.-10.0??? Sorry she wasted her time here, NOW SHE COULD TEACH Spanish and English EBONICS TO HER PEOPLE but on a lighter note WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO, YOU GOTTA GO. BYE BYE

    15. Travis says:

      Wow. The racism on this site is unbelievable. Makes me even more proud that I left conservatism 6 years ago. I bet most of these racist comments come from people who confess Christianity. How sad.

      1. Kris says:

        I like how you change this into religion

    16. Shawneen Washington says:

      Thank you Judge.

      Keep up the good work. Let’s get her off the payroll as soon as possible.

    17. Brian says:

      Many schools use gpa scales other than the traditional 4.0.

      1. Frank says:

        Name one. In 60 years I’ve never seen a 6.7 GPA. I’ll bet she wants free contraceptives, too…

    18. Shirley Fisk says:

      3/3/12
      2:32pm
      NYC

      Is this a joke? 6.7 GPA?

      1. NY9Solyndra says:

        6.7 GPA must use “new math.”

        Or maybe, “new meth.”

    19. JLNEWELL says:

      4 point GPA is not the same one as the Obama Hope and Change GPA. Under the super affirmative action for illegal minorities -you get 8 points due to the past trangressions of white Euorpean Americans. I’m sure she will soon get a call from the Comander-in-chief offering citizenship and double voting rights.

    20. Auzzievick says:

      Thanks daimen. This “grade inflation” has gotten out of hand. While I see the difficulties of this, it still remains that she broke the law living here & what is the point of having laws if they aren’t enforced. Surprising that her mother went back to Columbia for health care.

      P.S. I was born to a legal immigrant married to an American, so I DO understand her plight.

      1. Frank L. Speaking says:

        And just why is it that you think you understand her plight any better than any other native born citizen does? You seriously think having a legal immigrant mother gives you some special insight? Hardly. You might as well claim you have insight because you have curly brown and a red goatee. . . .

        Oh, I think I may get it. It’s because your mother is an Australian and you think Australians are ever so much smarter than Americans. Yeah right.

    21. SirGareth says:

      You get 6.0 point for being an illegal; its part of the EEOC program. She go the additional 0.7 for for attending a class.

    22. bk says:

      This sounds like a set-up to me. What a way to keep this in our nationall conscience. Find the brightest student and then try to deport her. What about all the lowlife criminals?

    23. Sue Smith says:

      TRUTH! This student and many, many like her are cheaters! She has broken our American law and cheated her way through our system. She should have been deported along time ago, never to return to US soil! She has committed a crime. Why is she being supported by the United States of America, her school administration, the schoolmates? This is all wrong and contributing to the present demise of our Country. Send her back from whence she came!

    24. Wiselatina2theright says:

      Daniela and all the illegals like her make a mockery of those immigrants who respected our laws, our families who didn’t lie, cheat and steal to gain entrance into this nation. She is by no measure an AMERICAN. She hasn’t a clue. She owes this nation over 120, 000 dollars for her public school education. She also obtained health care and free lunch and free breakfast. PAY IT BACK, go back to Colombia and then begin your admission procedure at the back of the line, behind all of those that have been waiting. Shame on you, Daniela…sin verguenza.

      1. Kaitara says:

        This was not her choice, she was brought here at age 4. What is a 4 year old gonna do, run away back to Columbia? Her mom says go to school, what is she gonna say, NO I am not an American I won’t go? Being a High School Valedictorian, means she was well educated and didn’t throw her education in the toilet, like other illegals, and many more American kids. We should wish our kids had this much intelligence. chances are she will pay society back, in the taxes she pays to the government. I am very big on illegal immigration, all the drugs, human trafficking, the rape of our resources, etc… but her mother should be held accountable. She is the one responsible for this, not the child.

    25. Kaitara says:

      Ordinarily I would say deport her. But she was brought here, by her parents, at age 4. She didn’t have any choice to be here or not. She was educated here, and it looks to me, as the education process has done her well, she is not a menace to society, doesn’t have a criminal record, and looks to me as if she will not be one on welfare taxing our resources. Yet the obama administration, leaves the criminals illegal aliens here and they end up bringing in more drugs, raping more women and little girls, and actually killing Americans. They put them in jail let them loose and then an American gets hurt or killed by them. Yet that is the standard practice here. But this young girl did nothing wrong and is here through no fault of her own. I don’t think she should go to the head of the line, but she should be allowed to stand IN the line, and stay here till a decision can be made. Someone from that town will surely sponsor her?

      1. KH says:

        she is not a menace to society, she is not a menace to society- other than comitting fraud and identity theft
        looks to me as if she will not be one on welfare taxing our resources- you mean aside from the resource she has already drained

    26. Von Veezil says:

      The law is clear. Simpson – Mizzoli Immigration act of 1986 is the law of the land. Section 102 pertains to her parents , who came here illegally and brought her here illegally. She’s done well, but all under the gize of being here illegally. Sorry, but she must go to the end of the line if she wishes to remain here.She is 18 about to graduate. Her mother left her here? A few yrs ago? Where and who has she been living with? The law is the law. One thing not mentioned in this article is did she know she was an illegal?

    27. SV says:

      you should add another k to your last name racist idiot

    28. herradler1021 says:

      Hey, Court Justice system —– Great. Here is a young girl, doing VERY WELL in school who is ordered out of the country. This is the type of immigrant WE WANT to come to and stay as a welcomed citizen. MEANWHILE, both an aunt (YEARS on welfare) and an uncle of our “legal” President of the United States, remain in this country despite having been ordered to be deported MANY YEARS AGO ! Our country is being torn asunder from within. If far reaching changes are not made in the very near future, our country is going to wither away.

  3. Chucky... says:

    I’ve never seen a 6.7 gpa, either.

    …and that wasn’t very nice, vv.

    I’m just trying to mediate with some civility here…

    1. Jorge says:

      That is on a 10.0 scale!

      1. changomango says:

        Then a 6.7 GPA is close to flunking baboso!

      2. Patron Saint of Education says:

        North Miami High is on a 4.0 scale. She has a 6.7 because she is taking, or has taken, Honor’s level or AP courses which have extra GPA points. In case you cannot comprehend this, a regular course might have 4 GPA points while Honor’s or AP courses have 5 GPA points. Having a 6.7 means she is an exceptionally talented student who has gone above and beyond the basic graduation requirements. We should competing with other countries to legalize her because it is obvious that wherever she ends up she is going to be making huge contributions to society.

      3. Carolyn Wu says:

        Patron Saint of Education says,

        “North Miami High is on a 4.0 scale. She has a 6.7 because she is taking, or has taken, Honor’s level or AP courses which have extra GPA points. In case you cannot comprehend this, a regular course might have 4 GPA points while Honor’s or AP courses have 5 GPA points.”

        Even if Honor’s level or AP courses have 5 GPA points, you STILL can’t get a 6.7 GPA.

      4. Jimmy Ritz says:

        Just more made up news after the coup and cover up.

        There is no democracy. Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. The link in my name exposes the biggest cover up in history

    2. Emellio Rodriguez says:

      I’m a bit confused by the stated GPA myself.

      It’s unreasonable to believe she took only AP level courses her entire high school career but even if we accept that and accept she received perfect marks in those courses then she would still only have a GPA of 5.00 – but that is unreasonable.

    3. Craig says:

      Send her and her family. They are criminals and do not belong in America. Just because she is a good student doesn’t give her a right to be here. It is an insult to all the immigrants who earned their way to becoming American citizens.

      Illegal immigration is the #1 problem in the US. It hurts the economy, and makes us less secure on our borders.

      ALL illegals no matter their country of origin should be deported and our borders sealed.

      1. granma says:

        WHO PAID FOR HER EDUCATION, AND IF HER PARENTS WENT BACK..WHO HAS SUPPORTED HER?…

      2. ADB says:

        You’re a putz! You have the life you have because of the same immigrants you so candidly hate. You should apply your hate to a more worthy cause, like the forced child labor that makes all your personal belongings!!

    4. RPaulRitz says:

      Freedom is defined as “the ability to act consistent with it’s nature.” The nature of the USA is define in its laws. The laws are what bind us as a nation….she broke the law and must pay….or we don’t have freedom, we do not have a valid nation. In the progressive liberal mind, laws are meant to be broken. The liberal only holds their opponents of their ideas to the law….or fault them with a lack of compassion….name calling, false accusations and out right lies are the tools of defense for a progressive liberal. When you loose the battle or debate you attack the individual…in this case “FREEDOM.”

      1. Jim from Texas says:

        Illegal is Illegal! Where does it stop? Laws are laws so why are we defending the ones who break the laws? Picking and choosing people to defend is called discrimination. I’m not a racist but why should this person be able to break the laws and I can’t?

      2. W. says:

        She didn’t break the law. Her parents broke the law. A juvenile minor is not responsible for the crimes of her parents. To send her back to a country she doesn’t know and a language she doesn’t speak is reprehensible. The State of Florida paid for her education, it is awful that they will not have the benefit of the results.

    5. Mike says:

      Let’s be clear on one issue here. What grades and illegal attains in High School is totally disconected to the fact that that individual is still ILLEGAL by the rules as set forth in our country. The condcut of an illegal has zero imnpact on the status-it’s still illegal.

    6. George Baker says:

      Remember that Liberalism is a form of mental illness and moderating that will be a tremendous task

  4. Nonya says:

    I could care less about someone’s GPA. Illegal is illegal period. The laws of this country apply to everyone. In no way should the law be bent for a few. Get the hell out of our country!

    1. dianne says:

      Hear, hear, let’s send Obama with her.

      1. MisterJones says:

        Ditto!

      2. Jim says:

        How about instead of her.

      3. Angie says:

        I like it!

      4. Jeff says:

        Please send him!

    2. Al says:

      Does that apply to Kenyans?

    3. baz says:

      Are you a native american? If not why do you not give them back their land and get the hell out yourself?

      1. Christine Golden says:

        Because my family purchased its land from the Native Americans… or didn’t you know that many tribes made treaties with the original settlers that involved land sales?

      2. baz says:

        So you are saying that america was not stolen then? You are saying that europeans came to america and settled there peacefully? lol… I’m sure the indians didn’t have much choice in the “selling” of their land.

        Have you read any of my other posts? I don’t care that europeans are there, I don’t care who lives where! To read the comments on here though saying that this girl should get out etc makes me sick! It’s just brain dead non-sense!

        Ok lets for a minute say that your particular piece of land was sold freely and peacefully. Does that then give you the right to say whoelse can move into the country? Shouldn’t the indians be the ones to decide that?

        Say you owned a block of flats and you sold and apartment, can that guy/girl then tell everyone else that lives in the other apartments to get the hell out?

        Come on now!

      3. Jean Poole says:

        baz, seeing you’re from England, maybe they should throw you out to — maybe to where the Normans or Gauls came from.

      4. baz says:

        Jean, That is fantastic! I would love to get out of this hell hole! I however will not beg the TPTB to let me leave (ie – get a passport).

      5. JKS says:

        Because they lost.

      6. carlb says:

        by the way have you read the new theory with proof thru relics. a european paleolithic sea people came from europe in 22,000 bc and populated chesapeke bay before the siberian trek 13000 years ago? obviously not. we were here first not the siberian people who became native indians. as for this supposedly poor girl. if her mother wants her she needs to go!

      7. Jason says:

        First of all, the native Americans aren’t really native to this land. They cam from somewhere else just like everyone else did.

        Also, there is physical evidence that Europeans arrived here long before the “native Americans” did. So before you start talking about who stole who’s land, get your facts right.

      8. BillyBob says:

        I’m a native American, born and bred in the United States of America. We won, Game over.

      9. rule of law over emotion says:

        “Native Americans” never “owned” the land. They were mostly pimitive people without concepts such as land ownership. Many didn’t even have a written language and the vast majority of them were killed by disease before they ever encountered europeans. And much of the land was purchased from them. You really need to read some history. I am glad that Europeans came here and built a great country. If you feel guilty about it, feel free to give all of your stuff to “native americans” and illegal immigrants, and move somewhere else.

      10. InTheBubble says:

        Native American? Do you mean those Siberians who walked across the icy Bering Strait 14,000 years ago or the ancient EUROPEANS who paddled their boats along the icy northern Atlantic 20,000 years ago?

      11. Babci Cathy says:

        Yes, I am a native American. So is anyone born here.

      12. Wes says:

        When your right your right!! The Spanish where given Mexico and trillions of dollars of Mayan gold legally Right? I tell you what if we give the indians back North America will all of the nonmayan’s in mexico give it back and leave for Spain? Will they return all of the gold they STOLE??? Pull your head out of your rear end and get in the 21 century and deal with the here and now.

      13. GFM says:

        There is not a square foot of occupied land in the world that has not been wrested from prior populations. Besides, so-called “native Americans” were not native to America. They are only called that because liberals have to hyphenate every person so as to foment racial divide and class envy.

      14. skyehawk says:

        Baz So Who was here before the indians ? Via the land bridge ?

      15. feduptoo says:

        You do know that scientists now say that Europeans were the first people to come here? Story has been in the news days ago, plus on the Discovery channel a few months ago!

      16. iExhalePoison says:

        Get over it. Like Native American tribes never fought over land and took it from other tribes. You people act like it is only the white European who ever does anything wrong. You people think the tag-line “Who is the illegal alien, Pilgrim?” is clever. Ok fine, so what are illegals from Central America doing in northern US states? those weren’t thier original trabal lands so they have no business “reoccupying” them..

      17. NooYawkah says:

        If you’re living in a teepee (or a tent under a bridge) then complain away. But if you’re enjoying all that the European “conquerers” have made of this land, then shut the hell up, you and everyone else using this same tired argument.

      18. missABalready says:

        Hmmm, I wonder if in all of the thousands of years that native americans inhabited North America, did they ever fight and displace each other? Did they “steal” the land from other tribes? It is what humans do.

      19. bjonesy45 says:

        And just who did the “native” americans steal it from? Someone was here before you. Are you “native” americans going to give the land back to them?

      20. VANESSA says:

        AMEN …BAZ!!!!

      21. seanoairborne says:

        It has just come to light that the white man has probably been on the NA Continent for 20,000 yrs.Anthropologists have discovered the skeletel remains.And through DNA testing has determined it to be beyond a shadow of a doubt.More studieds are being carried out as I type.That’s thousands of yrs before the Indians ancestors crossed the ice land bridge between alaska and Russia.

      22. A native American is someone that is born in America. Nothing else.

        As far as the indians go, the Norwegians were here before the indians. Do you hear them b*tching and whining?

      23. sick of it already says:

        Please try and stay on topic here. Because your just making yourself look stupid. And dont try and throw the race card into this. So this is your argument not a good one. Before you start bringing the native american into this try and ask one how they feel about this girls education being paid for by their tax dollars.

      24. chow says:

        The native americans were defeated and pushed in the reservations and now are just like everyone else are Americans. In other words the people that defeated the natives paid for this land with blood so I don’t care if you’re a native american this country is no longer yours alone.

        As for the illegals…they should have the audacity to at least invade and fight us americans with their blood and defeat us then they can have a claim on the land.

      25. Divemedic says:

        There is a difference between tainted blood and actually being illegal yourself. If my father commits murder, I do not go to jail for his crime. In this case, the girl is here illegally, and has been for 14 years. Simply because you have been getting away with breaking the law for a long time is not an excuse for a free pass.

      26. Jack Rail says:

        What nonsense. Many, if not most or all, Indian tribes ran off others who were there before them. It’s called “right of conquest,” and has been a recognized point of international jurisprudence for centuries. Not to mention that Indians have no more “right” to the land they were on than the next guy or group or tribe or clan. Yours is a lame “argument.”

      27. John Yaya says:

        baz: Ever read about the Cowboys and Indians? The Indians lost, the Cowboys won! End of story.
        Have you heard about Cowboys and Illegal Aliens, if not, you will. The day is coming and coming fast.

      28. Freeland Dave says:

        Christine Golden

        With respect I believe you should check into the histories and cultures of the native Americans on the North American continent of which you speak.

        For one the tribes that lived here all believed that they did not own the land on which they lived but that it belonged to the spirits.

        They did have territories in which they lived and laid a claim to but they did not believe they owned the land they lived on.

        Ergo, while the tribes may have accepted a form of tribute from the settlers to allow those settlers to inhabit those lands their belief system did not allow them to grant ownership of those lands to those settlers.

        When you consider land usage in this manner it becomes more of a lease or a rent paid to the land manager of a third party who retains ownership of the land.

      29. Kerry says:

        Baz,
        I was born and raised here in the United States. My ancesters not only came over on the Mayflower, but several were here long before that. So yes, I AM a native American. Are you? Besides which if you have followed any of the several findings in the last 10 years, you would have known that anthropologists are now saying that those known as American “Indians” were not the first inhabitants of this land.

      30. Soylent Green says:

        I’m a native American. I was born smack dab in the middle of the U.S. in Oklahoma!

    4. Throw her ou! says:

      Just another attempt to make another iillegeal immigrant appear as a victim.

      1. j.level says:

        …and YOUR not illegal is a wonder…
        Spell check…

      2. Vinnie says:

        uhhh j.level… that would be YOU’RE not YOUR. Glass houses and such…

    5. rovid says:

      what if the government will throw you in jail because your parents did not pay taxes or did something illegal years ago ,is any of us no a immigrant ?! let him cast the first stone !

      1. mkspence says:

        The Bible is not a legal test.

      2. JLNEWELL says:

        The government already punishes present day white Americans for the past transgressions of slavery by our fore fathers by granting affirmative action scams to minorities. Stone cast!

    6. Brian says:

      She didn’t break the law. Her parents did.

      1. sick of it already says:

        Then it sucks to be her.

      2. AmericaGreat says:

        That is no excuse for her to stay.

    7. Larry Fyne says:

      If she’s so smart…so intellegent…why hasn’t she gone through the process to make herself legal? Obviously she’s not too smart or just figured she’d never get caught. Now that she has she’s hoping to play on the sympathies of the liberals to forego the process.

      Send her back to Columbia and let her come back through the front door and make it legal this time.

    8. RobinNJ says:

      That is EXACTLY right. Doesn’t matter what her GPA is, or how “wonderful” she feels about this country, the fact is, she is going to have to abide by OUR LAWS and her PARENTS actions to come here illegally. The law is not bound by heartfelt sympathy…..it is the letter of the law, and if she loves this country so much, she would understand it. BUT, she can’t because she is collateral damage brought upon by her parent’s. If she is to be mad at anyone, or friend’s to be angry with the system, it would be better directed at her parents decision.

  5. Gatorbelly says:

    Too bad she’s not related to Obama…

  6. gegsr1 says:

    Good-by and take the other 21,999,99 illegals with you!

    1. Zjak says:

      So that’s 2,299,999? If that’s the case, you might need to go back to high school to get a refresher in math.

      1. Ruckus says:

        No Zjak , I think rhey are right. there are over 20 million illegals in America.

      2. GFM says:

        Do you think this was really a mathematical error, or a typo? What a childish, immature and obviously liberal comment.

    2. InTheBubble says:

      It’s more like 35 million by now, counting all those babies born here who “automatically become” US citizens at birth, though the 14th Amendment was not designed for that purpose, nor does it actually say that everyone born here has “birthright” citizenship. The clause “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” is the part of the amendment that should deny citizenship to illegal’s babies, but nobody in our government has the guts to do anything about it. A new amendment needs to be added to the Constitution to cancel out that 14th Amendment that was only designed to give instant citizenship to all the slaves and nothing more.

      1. Frank L. Speaking says:

        You’re beating a dead horse with the jurisdiction argument, ITB. Children born in the United States to foreigners, illegal aliens or others, are under the jurisdiction of the United States — unless their parents are part of an invasion force or here as diplomats, etc. That’s pretty well settled, if not completely settled.

        To keep children born on United States soil from being citizens at birth, a constitutional amendment would be needed. You’re right about that — and I’d be all for it.

      2. Frank L. Speaking says:

        You’re beating a dead horse with the jurisdiction argument, ITB. Children born in the United States to foreigners, illegal aliens or others, are under the jurisdiction of the United States — unless their parents are part of an invasion force or here as diplomats, etc. That’s pretty well settled, if not completely settled.

        To keep children born on United States soil from being citizens at birth, a constitutional amendment would be needed. You’re right about that — and I’d be all for it.

  7. Bob says:

    GTFO and apply legally.

  8. LogicalMinded says:

    Funny… everyone of us are anchor babies from the very beginning.

    1. Babci Cathy says:

      No we’re not…my parents were citizens when I was born…who’s “everyone of us”?

    2. GFM says:

      It’s not funny, and it’s not true. Anchor babies are born of alien parents on American soil. What’s really funny is you masquerading as someone who is “LogicalMinded.” FAIL.

  9. Karen says:

    She seems like a nice person, but apparently her parents want her back in Columbia with them.

  10. NoIllegals says:

    What part of illegal don’t you understand? The judge should have forced her to work off her debt to society first. She stole the education of someone else. She should have to pay back every dime first.

    1. BillyBob says:

      Nae, just send her back where she came from.

    2. John Galt says:

      Let’s throw out all the smart, motivated, dedicated and caring people so us REAL Americans have a better shot at getting jobs. Fear above reason, that’s what I always say.

      1. reason says:

        “She’s worked even harder than I have and she’s being denied something so simple that I and a lot of other Americans take for granted,” said Emily.

        Reason,is realizing that although it is uncomfortable not to do so, it us unfair to give her a pass on the law by which others must abide. Just because you are smart does not mean you are above the law.

      2. InTheBubble says:

        Are you that impressed by her 2.68 grade average (on a 4.0 scale)? Or does her obesity grab you and prove to you that she MUST be an American? Get real!

      3. The REAL John Galt says:

        Illegal immigrants are parasites. They take, without giving. They demand, without earning.

  11. DonM says:

    Of course if she enlists, she can stay. The Army has a great need of intelligence officers. So it is really up to her, if she wants, she can stay. that is probably how her brother got to be a citizen.

    1. changomango says:

      You can’t enlist in the army if you’re an illegal alien! Where does that notion come from? You have to be either an American citizen or a legal resident.

      1. Larry Campbell says:

        I don’t know if you are correct. I used to think the same thing. It just doesn’t make sense that they would let an illegal alien in the U.S. military. But that has been the case for a while now. I’ve heard some politicians discuss or mention this over the last few years. I thought it was wrong at the time and I still do. I also found out that you can live here legally and work here legally and not have to pay income taxes. While choosing to not become a U.S. citizen.

      2. baz says:

        What the hell is an “illegal alien”? Are you saying that aliens are illegal? lol. Honestly I’m gobsmacked by the ignorance that most americans are showing here! The land in which you live was stolen by your ancesters! I’m pretty sure theft is illegal! I’m pretty sure being an alien is not! Or maybe that is why aliens have not made contact? Because they respect our laws? lol

      3. chuck briggs says:

        when u use the words, “your ancesters (F for spelling)” rather than “our ancestors,” you give yourself away. you’re obviously an ILLEGAL yourself, huh?

      4. baz says:

        Actually Chuck I live on the land mass called england. Thank you for correcting my one spelling mistake! Who really gives a damn about my spelling anyway?

        So no, It is not “our ANCESTORS”.

        Isn’t you spelt y o u? Not just u! Come on dude if you’re going to correct my spelling you has better get it right yourself!

        The fact is chuck america is stolen land! How can people living on stolen land complain when others want to move there too? It’s just crazy!

      5. chuck briggs says:

        since ‘u’ don’t understand ‘u,’ i take it that today must be your first time using the internet. congratulations. perhaps soon you’ll learn more about this shorthand that is nearly as old as the worldwide web itself.

        as for stealing the land, who precisely was the original owner? while we’re at it, who precisely originally owned the land that u live on?

        tell u what bazo. if the U.S. ever needs your help in formulating our immigration policies, we’ll be sure and call u. meanwhile, we’ll keep your application on file.

      6. beedogs says:

        baz: when the stolen land is full of fat hypocrites, they can complain about whatever they want. it’s pathetic, I know, but they still do it.

        i weep for my country.

      7. Frank L. Speaking says:

        Correct — illegal aliens cannot serve in the U.S. military. Legal foreign nationals can — and often do to speed up the process of becoming a citizen.

  12. Frank says:

    She deserves living here! Deserves! What gaul. And no you are not an American. You are a Columbian. If you want to get mad then direct it where it belongs. At your parents for ILLEGALLY bringing you here.

    1. noname says:

      And what did you do to deserve to live here?

  13. changomango says:

    “I deserve to be here”, Someone should ask her WHY? Another illegal with and entitlement attitude!

    “I’m a good student”, If she was or is a good student, then she’s smart enough to understand that fact that she was here illegally!

    I give back to my community, and I’m an American,” How does she give back to her community? Does she mean the illegal alien community? How is she going to repay the American taxpayer for her education? And NO, YOU ARE NOT AND AMERICAN! You’re parents put you in this situation, blame them!

    said Daniela.

    1. BillyBob says:

      Go Daniela

      1. BillyBob says:

        Sorry Wrong Name.

      2. Billybobble says:

        Go Daniela!!

      3. GFM says:

        Yes, Daniela. Go and take your relatives with you.

    2. Larry H says:

      South American.

    3. liz48 says:

      She may not be american but she is made in God’s image – that is in Genesis 1:26-27 in the Bible. You are proud to be american – the spirit of pride is the spirit of satan…no wonder from the time the immigration issue opened the door for right wing fold to vent their hatred, the US has been going down the tubes – economy, disasters, slavery to China; and mor3 unholiness with gay marriage etc.

      Obama won because of your voice heard in the corridors of people who would often call themselves “christians.”

      1. JKS says:

        So the Bible gives you the right to break the law? I suggest you re-read it.

      2. mkspence says:

        When did the Bible serve as a legal test?

    4. noname says:

      You probably think you deserve to live in the U.S. as well. Why do you deserve to live here other than an entitlement attitude?

  14. Jim says:

    She just got a free high school education. She should thank us, and then obey the law by leaving the country.

    1. changomango says:

      And by the looks of her, a few free meals as well!

  15. BillyBob says:

    She is not an American, she is a parasitic thief. Send her home, with a democRAT under each arm.

    1. obozosux says:

      ROFLMAO. The mental imagery of your comment was a hoot! Best laugh on this thread!

  16. theJackal says:

    Whats not fair is that the American taxpayer has been funding her education and no doubt, paying welfare to her parent(s). You are illegal, you are a criminal, you are Columbian, you don’t belong here.

    1. liz48 says:

      Your type are the reason, the educated, informed independents will never vote for your hatred and any politician who represents you!

      1. Bob DeMan says:

        I don’t understand Liz. You are clearly opposed to the emotion as typed by thejackel. He could have been more tactful no doubt. But I don’t see how you or anyone can argue the facts as typed by thejackel. We probably agree on these two points right?

        Problem is Liz … You stated you can never vote for someone who represents thejackel but thejackel has stated nothing by facts. You vote based on emotion not facts. The facts are clear … She is illegal and should be deported based on US Federal Laws. All Americans should stand for the rule of law. But you don’t. You are a liberal not an independent. Just admit it.

    2. noname says:

      She’s not a criminal as she is not the one who commited the so-called crime. What’s not fair is that ingorant hateful people such as yourself get to live here, but a smart and talented young person who was brought to this country by thier parents gets kicked out.

      1. anonymous says:

        Actually, she is now 18, and STILL here without proper permission – thus, she IS an illegal alien. That is precisely why the judge ordered her deported.

  17. deegeejay says:

    “‘I deserve to be here, I’m a good student, I give back to my community, and I’m an american,’ said Daniela.”

    Then why did you say it with a lower case? :O

    ;P

    1. Billybobble says:

      How do you say it with an upper case?😉

    2. fotodigitalmiami says:

      Come on. You can figure this one out. Come on. Think a little harder. That’s it. You’re almost there.

      I’m saving your comment for the wall. It’s beautiful either way you meant it.

  18. JBfromOP says:

    A free education and I bet a free lunch every day. By the looks of her maybe two free lunches. Now go back to your home country and fix it with that education that my tax dollars paid for. Just say “thank you, tax payers” and be on your way.

  19. pretell says:

    Illegal may be illegal, but if there is such a thing as ” an exercise of discretion” in these types of situations, then it is truly warranted in this case. The girl is an asset. You don’t through away assets. I do not argue this from a point of fairness, but from a practical point. We’ve paid for her education, and she’s made the most of it. She’s happy to call herself an American, so let’s keep her and she what she can do. I’ll bet she’ll go a long way and benefit this community and this country a lot more than most of her detractors on this board.

    1. changomango says:

      Most illegals will say or do anything to stay in our country, they really don’t mean it, there loyalty is usually to the country of their birth regardless of how much they’ve received from ours.

      1. pretell says:

        So, are you saying that most illegals are high school valedictorian? If you are not , then you must recognize that she is not like most illegals.

      2. krp says:

        “Most illegals will say or do anything to stay in our country, they really don’t mean it,”

        Go to any engineering college and you will see a lot of foreigner students that ARE saying and doing anything to be in the country, they are studying engineering which Americans are too lazy and stupid to do. Americans are already in the country so they don’t have to do anything difficult – and of course they don’t They will always take the easy way out. but the foreigners make the efforts that Americans are too lazy to do.

    2. darklite says:

      Your statement is at best, pretentious. Let’s review: “The girl is an asset.” And how would you know this? From the article? From the fact that she can smile without drooling? [Moving on] “You don’t throw away assets.” Talk about the baby! Your line of thought is reason why this nation is now on its way to the trash can! You’ve can neither prove, from what information you’ve derived from this article, nor, what you – think – may happen in this illegal immigrant’s future, that she will be an asset. [Moving on] “She’s happy to call herself an American, so let’s keep her and see what she can do.” What hogwash! So, if you’re caught in the commission of a crime, you need only declare that you’re a happy American, to get a walk? You are a disgrace to your fellow American citizen, for having attempted to assuage our outrage with your bleeding words. And your attempt to denigrate those who oppose this illegal activity by inferring that such opposition is of less character than this illegal immigrant, reveals your traitorous leanings.

      1. Frank L. Speaking says:

        Whatever else you have to say about the girl, darklite, I’ll bet she knows the difference between “imply” and “infer.”

    3. John Galt says:

      You made a reasonable argument. You don’t belong on this comment string. This comment string is for fearful people who take our great nation for granted and would rather rant than get off their end and be responsible for themselves.

    4. GFM says:

      Some asset. She has spent her entire life breaking the law and freeloading off American taxpayers. Let’s not keep her, and say we did.

    5. KH says:

      Ok, and where do we stop? If an illegal immigrant comes over, donates blood regulalry, cooks for the poor, reads to the elderly, teaches English to others, babysits for free..are they also exempt from US laws? If and illegal immigrant helps old ladies across the streets, is that good enough?
      I am truly sorry she is in the postition she is in but it is of her family’s and a bit of her own doing. The US is just enforcing laws she so deligantly claims to be proud of as an American.

    6. anonymous says:

      I read in an article about her that she is trying to get into Yale. So your argument is that this person deserves to take the place of an American citizen that probably worked just as hard as she did to get into Yale?

      Nope – not buying it.

  20. mikesvoice says:

    Lets keep her & get rid of Barry!

    1. BillyBob says:

      I could live with that as long as oB0zo is not allowed to come back.

  21. stogieguy7 says:

    The law is the law and it would be the same for you if you lived in Columbia illegally. Except they wouldn’t let you attend school or work or draw aid. In fact, they’d throw you in jail.

    Fact is, her family was irresponsible. They had all these years to apply for this girl’s residency and they were too damn lazy/stupid to do so. Sorry, but decisions have consequences. I only wish our government would be as proactive with all of them.

    As for those crying over this – they simply don’t get it and are probably too dumb to ever get it.

    1. noname says:

      No they get “it”, it’s just that “it” is stupid. She didn’t do anything wrong, you are punishing her for what her parents did and didn’t do for no other reason than pea brained nationalism.

      1. nomorecoddling says:

        you mis-spelled brain. Its b-r-a-i-n not n-a-m-e.

      2. anonymous says:

        When she turned 18 and became a legal adult, she assumed the blame for her residency status.

  22. liddymeme says:

    If you’re an illegal, you’re an illegal and have to go. The girl has legal citizenship in Columbia and they could use more motivated academic achievers like her to better their own country. There is a process to immigrate back to the US legally and obtain citizenship if she wants to come back.

  23. packer says:

    18 years !!!!!!!!!how and the hell these people get away with this? oh forgot its the lawmakers that cover for them so them can spend our money to buy there votes, vote this propaganda gop dem out of office. our country would be better off

  24. Andy says:

    Obama has agreed-ed to be deported instead thus saving the Nation

  25. Illegal ain't Legal says:

    Sorry kid……get back home with your 6.7 blood alcohol content………what……..oh, never mind……just go home and learn your native country’s national anthem.

  26. manlyva says:

    Yep, how about her being entitled!!! I guess it is OK to break the soveriegnty of this country, committ a felony, and go on with life like it never happened? BS, someone need to take legal aciton againast them.

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      For the record, what felony did she commit?

      1. Amelio says:

        “For the record, what felony did she commit?”

        Err coming into the country illegally. I did it legally, Can you tell the difference?

      2. Frank L. Speaking says:

        For your edification, Amelio, entering the United States illegally is a misdemeanor, not a felony — unless it’s a re-entry after having been deported.

  27. KH says:

    It’s very sad indeed that this girl will be deported and it will be a loss to the US, but the US and her laws are not to blame. The blame rests squarely on her parents and also a little on her. She has been in the US for 14 years and no effort was made to make a citizen. Instead, through fraud and deciet, she was kept hidden. She had to use a false social security number to obtain a free education and her parents also had to use false social security information to even enroll her. No, the US makes immigration laws so that we can control our borders, secure our economy and keep our people safe. Mexico does the same thing with her laws as do Canada, Cuba, and everyother nation outside of the Eyropean Union, and you should here the complaints they have about people wandering across borders there. No, it is sad that such a brilliant child is the victim not of the country she wants to be part of, but of the family who doesnt care what laws exist in the US.

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      No, KH, illegal alien children get a free public education. (Plyler v. Doe) I think you’re making it up as you go along — and that Social Security Numbers don’t have to be provided to enroll children in public schools, either for parents or for the children. I suppose there’s a remote chance that that could be the case somewhere, but I doubt it very much.

      1. Amelio says:

        “illegal alien children get a free public education” I literally LOL. So a legal immigrant pays for criminals to steal public education. What a fckuing country.

  28. Jose says:

    A good start. Actions have consequences, let her excel in her native country, otherwise we will be accused of brain drain.

  29. larry says:

    Please send her home and keep the redneck trailer park meth head CITIZENS who just stole the copper from our elementary school air conditioners.

    She will go to college and become a good taxpayer one day. These clowns will end up on the dole, in jail, or both. Either way we pay for their sorry existence. Is that the type of behavior you “patriots” support? have some common sense people. we need people like this in our society. i’m not talking about voting rights, I’m just talking about someone who has some intelligence.

    1. B says:

      We have laws in this country. Her parents broke them. This may not be her “fault” but she does get the brunt of it. We also have other laws to deal with your copper thieves. You do know that word, right? “Laws”. You know what those are?

      1. gdeer says:

        Her parents broke laws> So what? The Bible says that children should not be punished for the sins of their parents. :You do believe the Bible, don’t you?

      2. marg1 says:

        To those who use the Bible as an excuse: She is old enough now to know that SHE is violating the law.

      3. nilochsaloob says:

        The Bible also says that to obey the authority Roman 13:1. Illegal immigration is definitely going against authority.

        Stop quoting the bible, clearly, you don’t know how it is suppose to be interpreted correctly.

      4. liz48 says:

        Something the bible bashers forget is that God told the Jewish people to treat the stranger well; and that means justice. For many years a blind eye was turned to those entering the country illegally to work on the farms etc. The farmers waited for them to harvest their crops and do other low paying jobs. Some of these folk have lived in the US for several years. Do you think it is God’s justice to use them and then throw them out?

        In fact when you ignore the enforcement of a law you create under equity another law – that the law in the books will not be enforced! so who do you think is the law breaker? And it is not about open borders but about justice. There is a strong bent of racism in this debate, because one race is afraid they will be overwhelmed by a present minority; and that is based on fear which is a demonic satanic spirit and is against God. Every human being is made in the image of God and God treats racism as an abomination; a rejection of Him.

        This is the only reason the democrats prevail despite their support of abortion etc. They will bear the consequences for those things but the “godly republicans” or conservatives, who lack compassion for the stranger will never prevail…

    2. Jason Hodge says:

      SAME PROBLEM…Not enforcing the laws of the land.

    3. GFM says:

      She will become a good taxpayer one day? Do you suppose she will pay back the $150K she STOLE from America illegally obtaining free education and no doubt many other forms of welfare… She would most likely become one of the 48% that pay ZERO in taxes… Talk about sorry existences.

  30. Tea Party Patriot says:

    Great to hear there are still student’s passing the grades given out by liberals. that is why regardless of the real grade, but wouldn’t one think hey during my education why not be smart enough to become a legal citizen? she saids she knows all the right chords, so thinking about that, citizenship should be a breeze.
    This is one more reason we Americans need to take back our schools, the libs can’t be trusted to look out for the best interest of the students, there agenda is clearly illegal. The school should have been at the least involved in helping her to know and how to become a legal American citizen.
    Please, I say that not to be desrespective but to state the facts. They were the educators and they let her down.

    1. liz48 says:

      I think you should educate yourself on the laws relating to gaining residency and citizenship. It is definitely not automatic in her case and I know of many cases where people due to some issue like their parents failing to check some box on a form or failing to submit a form, affected their ability to gain citizenship.

      You add to the host of uninformed emotional tea party people, who mane the ultra liberals look uber holy!

      1. Christine Golden says:

        I know of cases where American citizens failed to check a box or failed to submit the proper form to the IRS with their tax return and suffered the consequences. Are you saying that the laws of this country – and penalties thereof – should not be applied equally to illegal aliens?

      2. GFM says:

        Good. It SHOULD affect her ability to gain citizenship. DUH.

  31. jtsgrandmom says:

    Americans’ success can be directly attributed to the fact that we are a nation of laws with a population who follows said laws. This paradiagm has changed, first by the lawbreakers sitting in DC who in turn abused their authority to protect other lawbreakers. “Illegal” has meaning and the word evokes deep and visceral response from law abiding Americans who are forced by the criminal regime in DC to not just “tolerate” lawbreakers but to SUPPORT them. Americans’ birthright is being diluted by DC in order to make us all “citizens of the world.” Why this assault on American hegemony? Because the regime in DC intends to dissolve American sovereignty and make us subject to NWO, the UN, Agenda 21, global empire and oligarchy. The law is the law. Don’t believe it? Get a speeding ticket and see if “I feel innocent” works for you. Lady Justice is blind. Illegal is illegal. It is not up to America to change our laws to accomodate the lawbreakers. If we do not abide by our system of laws, then WE BECOME Columbia and Bangla Desh. Send her and all the other illegals here, back, Their presence is living proof that they are scofflaws. And toss the renegade regime in DC, every last one of them. Preferably with indictments in hand to be prosecuted themselves, to the full extent of the law.

  32. Some Jerk says:

    Na, na, na, na.

    Na, na, na, na.

    Hey, heyyyyy…

  33. B says:

    You’re right,its not “fair”. Life isn’t fair. Be mad at your parents for this, they brought you here illegally. Glad you did ok in school, but in the end that doesn’t matter. You were never supposed to be here. Go back, start the application process, come in legally. Heck, start with a visa or green card so you can stay, then start the citizenship process. Don’t be mad at the laws, be mad at your parents for breaking them.

  34. alien5 says:

    Once Holder gets a hold of this she will not go anywhere, count on it

  35. Jamesb says:

    Send this ILLEGAL ALIEN back to where she came from; if she is in fact as “smart” as she claims, she’ll be able to APPLY for U.S. citizenship, get it and return to Miami and get on with her life.

    We ARE {or were} a nation of LAWS until liberals/Democrats began TEARING them down This is a PERFECT example. Get out, come back properly.

    Hell, she might even LIKE Columbia, who knows?

    1. Sarah says:

      Colombia, fool.

  36. BH says:

    She’s been here since she was 4, which goes to show how broken our immigration process is. Here’s the problem: an illegal immigrant is provided with public services including schooling and just because she accepted those services she argues that she “deserves” to stay in the U.S. Why? Because she used U.S. taxpayer services and got a good grade? Send her back to Columbia courtesy of Uncle Sam. You’re welcome for the free education., use it to apply for a visa.

    1. noname says:

      And why exactly do you deserve to be in this country other than being born?

  37. Osamabama says:

    You come in illegally, you leave legally. That goes for her and anchor babies too.

  38. William R. Barker says:

    How exactly does one earn a… umm… er… 6.7 GPA…???

    I say deport the writer of this piece as well as the editor.

    1. cbs4price says:

      William, higher level high school classes (such as Advanced Placement, or AP) boost a student’s GPA. So it is, in fact, entirely possible that she has a 6.7 GPA.

  39. Steve says:

    What’s the penalty for being in Colombia illegally?

    1. Wiselatina2theright says:

      We should be contacting floridas co gressional delegations and demanding that they do not use prsecutorial discretion to let her stay. Being an illegal alien who has spent her entire life evading our laws and taking advantage of taxpayers only to have her demand citizenship is anaffront to all immigrants who have gone through the process legally and who have not been takers but producers. There are tens of thousands of applications in the pipeline of would be citizens who have been waiting for years. It is immoral for this illegal alien to jump the line.

      It is no badge of honor to admit to openly defying our immigrTion laws, accepting over 120k of free public education, free kunches, and a myriad of other public benefits. Go home voluntarily to colombia, get in line with your application and a check back to the u.s. For all the free public services you and yor thieving family took from legal citizen taxpayers. Evry dime, then we can talk. Enforce the law, secure the border, e- verify…si se puede!

  40. bicentennialguy says:

    Wasn’t there an episode of the Golden Girls like this?

  41. Tracy says:

    Her parents are horrible people for putting her in this situation.

  42. Unbelievable says:

    Tell her to blame her parents for bringing her here ILLEGALLY!! Sorry no sympathy for people who break our laws!! Send her back and let her apply to come here LEGALLY!

  43. david says:

    She should be happy, she got a top education, go back home and make your country better so no one wants to leave..

    1. noname says:

      Hah, top education? The U.S. has one of the lower ranked high school educaiton systems. She probably would have been better off getting an education in Columbia and then coming to the U.S. for college.

      1. Sarah says:

        truth

  44. MikeM says:

    From what I hear this is such a horrible country to live in, that we must fundamentally change it, she should be happy to leave.

  45. marg1 says:

    Why have any laws?

    Why pay our taxes?

  46. Rick Simm says:

    Deport all ILLEGAL ALIENS! No compromise, no excuses.
    We don’t need anymore selective enforcement of the laws.
    The United States has laws for a reason.

    1. noname says:

      Yeah, it has immigration laws beacuse of its love for nationalism. You know, Mother Land and all that jazz.

  47. Jason Hodge says:

    Deport her AND make her pay and reimburse the citizens for the cost of her education.

  48. Walter Johnson says:

    A 6.7 GP, huh??

  49. LIB-O-CRITS says:

    The law DOES matter,,,,,
    Arrest and incarcerate every teacher , every principal, every doctor’s office who from the age of 4 new SHE WAS AN ILLEGAL ,,,,,Every one at some point needed a BIRTH CERTIFICATE

    1. noname says:

      You realize, even if she was legally her, but born in Columbia her birth certificate would be the same. I am not sure there would be a way to tell an illegal immigrant from their birth cert. And most of those places don’t require a social security number, so it is entirely possible they didn’t know.

  50. jb says:

    Real U.S. citizens ARE lower class than criminals. That why citizens have fewer rights than the convicted.

  51. chuck briggs says:

    I only have one thing to say to this poor girl:

    Adios Amiga! Have a great time in Columbia.

  52. darklite says:

    So, we’re expected to keep swallowing this endless line? We’re talking hundreds-of-thousands-to-millions of up-coming illegals, who will be “assets” to the community. We’ll let criminals stay as long as they’re not committing a ‘crime’. Well, since when has being present within another nation’s borders been legal, if you’re there illegally?! From baby carriages to medical care, the American public is now supposed to take care of tens-of-millions of outsiders, while our own go hungry! Anyone who supports the presence of an illegal immigrant is a traitor to this nation. No further discussion!

    1. noname says:

      They maybe traitors to this nation, but they are heroes to the human race.

  53. Casey says:

    If her mother is back in their home country, who is she living with? Is she living off the taxpayers dime? If so, she doesn’t “deserve” American taxpayers money. Being a good student does not give her carte blanche to our money or citizenship. I know, I’m cold hearted, but so be it.

  54. luvtheUSA says:

    Yup, she seems to have gone to the same high school as Obama. She got a 6.7 grade point average and Obama said there were 57 states! When I went t school a 4.0 gradepoint was perfect.

  55. Kiki says:

    Bon Voyage and take the other millions of illegals with you — Obuma too!

  56. SV says:

    What bothers me more is that ICE states after her case is adjudicated they will make their decision. “Upon conclusion of [the] appeal, ICE will review this matter to determine whether an exercise of discretion is warranted.” After she goes through the legal system ICE should have no choice but execute the Courts Order. The thought that they can administratively over rule the judicial process should scare everyone.

  57. Lisa Pell says:

    Where are the RICH BIGMOUTH HOLLYWOOD LIBERALS PAYING HER LEGAL WAY?? TOO BUSY IN ST BARTHES HAVING FUN I GUESS!!

  58. caligula says:

    you’re illegal, sorry. go home and come back legally. any south or central american country would have sent you home YEARS ago if you were illegal there. it’s called LAWS. follow them.

    illegal americans are treated like dirt in south and central american countries, yet you get free halth care here (because you dont pay for it) and can get grants to go to college. we are generous but enough is enough.

    i have friends from european countries who have been waiting on visas for years to become citizens. they must apply and re-apply all the time.

    you are NOT better than them and DESERVE NOTHING

  59. caligula says:

    you’re illegal, sorry. go home and come back legally. any south or central american country would have sent you home YEARS ago if you were illegal there. it’s called LAWS. follow them.

    illegal americans are treated like dirt in south and central american countries, yet you get free health care here (because you dont pay for it) and can get grants to go to college. we are generous but enough is enough.

    i have friends from european countries who have been waiting on visas for years to become citizens. they must apply and re-apply all the time.

    you are NOT better than them and DESERVE NOTHING

  60. Lisa Pell says:

    where are the big mouth HOLLYWOOD LIBERALS to pay her legal fees etc? Too busy playing golf and going on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard lol

  61. Dana says:

    Can’t send back the Pres. , But keep her and send Obama’s uncle back

  62. Dirty says:

    Where in the world is the country Columbia as stated in paragraph 4? Can we send the reporter with her, how about the editor also?

  63. nilochsaloob says:

    Working hard in this country does not mean citizenship.

    Illegal is ILLEGAL.

  64. Titainiumman says:

    Before she goes back to Columbia how about paying for the free education she recieved at taxpayers expence

  65. Titainiumman says:

    If she would have killed a cop the hollywood elite would be paying her legal costs

  66. mike says:

    It does not matter what the law says or what the judge decides. Read the line “Upon conclusion of [the] appeal, ICE will review this matter to determine whether an exercise of discretion is warranted.”. ICE will decide IF they will uphold the law. Rules are not rules apparently.

  67. UteDB says:

    I’m so sick of these freeloaders and their apologist friends. Funny how the media NEVER mentions the impact of ILLEGAL ALIENS on our economy and culture.
    The ‘takers’ are filling our prisons, schools, hospitals, and highways. Not to mention gangs, not paying taxes, ans sending 90% of what they make here (tax free) back to Mexico. Just ‘doing jobs Americans won’t do’, huh? Deport each and every one of these parasites!

  68. nilochsaloob says:

    6.7 GPA??? Hahahaha…. sounds smart to me.

    How did that happen? Turns out you’re not that smart. Bye!

  69. liz48 says:

    She will not have to leave. Others in her position have been allowed to stay and the exercise of discretion of the ICE means they will look at her case with other similar cases.

    If nothing else works, a private bill will help her.

  70. JDC says:

    “Yeah. I have a 6.7 GPA” Funny when I went to high school, the highest you could get was a 4.0. Students today can have a GPA 68% higher, but it sure does not make them smarter.

  71. ksdad says:

    So whos been taking the tax deduction for her living in Florida illegally?

  72. Grace says:

    We have laws that must be enforced. Send her back and let her apply legally! Period.

  73. UteDB says:

    And what the hell is a 6.7 GPA? Come again?!!!

  74. Virginia Mom says:

    Both of my children were born in Colombia (note that there is no letter “u” in the correctly-spelled name of the Republic of Colombia.) Both of my children waited for visas to enter the U.S., were required to produce evidence that they carried no contagious diseases, were required to pay a fee, were required to register with the INS and to apply for U.S. citizenship AFTER their adoptions were finalized. We, their adoptive parents, are TAX-PAYING, legal citizens. No matter. They were told to “take a number and wait in line.”

    Sick of others abusing the system and then expecting to be allowed to compete with my children for resources (like a spot at a state university, to which they are legally entitled.)

  75. GTR-RMN says:

    I was in a similar situation and just received a Green Card. I did not even know I was illegal. Found out when I went to receive my Drivers license. I was raised in America since age 6 I know next to nothing about my native country. If there ever is a amnesty program it is for cases just as this. Hang in there young lady and I would advise an immigration attorney.

  76. willford says:

    ILLEGAL=Criminal= DEPORTED BACK HOME WHERE EVER IT IS!!

  77. for says:

    Shame on that poor girl’s abusive , law breaking parents! Shame!! Shame!!!

  78. lh says:

    Deportation of illegal aliens has to stat somewhere. It is not my fault that they are here.

  79. skip_g says:

    The USA is not stolen land, it is not a stolen country. The people who lived here before the Europeans came- they fought over land, too. There’s no way to give it back. That’s not how history works. The tribes that lived here before us, THEY had fought other tribes to establish what was their land at that time. Then the Europeans fought them, and the tribes lost their land. That’s how it goes, all over the world. The nation that is now here, on this land, is the United States of America. Until someone else takes the land from us, we are the rightful owners, just as those before us were, in their time. Columbia does not let illegals from other countries reside in their country. The immigration system does need reformed and simplified, so that people like this young woman who was the best student (had the best GPA) at her school could get sponsored to become a US citizen. Yes, we should be prejudicial in our admittance to citizenship. We should let more smart, industrious people become citizens, easier. Right now, we educate the smart people from other countries on student visas, and they go back to their home country. That’s not helping us. The quality of illegal immigrant that we get, crossing the border, is uneducated- more like a refugee. We need to make it easier for legal immigration (with qualifications) and harder for illegal immigration.

  80. Peter Griffin says:

    If you are here illegally then A. you don’t belong here and B. you are most definitely not a citizen which is why you are an illegal in the first place.

    Good student or not, academic achievement has nothing to do with your illegal status.

    The fact that you were brought here as a child does not change that you are still illegal and do not belong here.

    This is the United States of America, not Mexico, Columbia, or some other third world country. If you are not an American citizen you don’t belong in this country period end of story. There is no automatic right to be in this country just the same as it is for any domestic born criminal having no right to illegally break and enter someone else’s home. This illegal invasion of the United States is a home invasion writ large.

    To all the morons who support the illegal invasion of America, my aren’t you awful generous with other citizens’ property and money. How many illegals do you have in your homes and how many are you supporting out of your own wallet? If the answer is zero then you are quite the hypocrites aren’t you? Quite frankly your support of our enemies and other criminals should be cause enough to have your citizenship stripped and be given the boot to a country more to the one you deserve…like Mexico. Go find out how well they think of illegal aliens in their own country.

    1. Frank L Speaking says:

      You obviously don’t have any idea how difficult it would be to strip someone of her citizenship. I’m not at all sure it’s even possible for a natural-born citizen.

  81. makemyday says:

    You may be a “great studeent” BUT… You are in the USA “illegally” and have broken the law – and you know it!!! If you let one stay – then you open a “Pandoras Box” for the rest of these “illegals”!! The *Law is the Law*!!! I can’t go to Colombia and do the same thing!!!

  82. Dj says:

    “I’ve done everything that an American child has done”

    American children don’t enter this country illegally and steal resources from tax paying citizens.

  83. Dj says:

    She should do well at a nice Colombian university

  84. MEC says:

    Send her back. Sending her back will convey a greater message to others that intend to breach the law: Don’t come here illegally and/or don’t stay here illegally. Because regardless of how long you might go undetected and regardless of how well you have behaved and been successful, it can all be for naught.

  85. GoldBacon says:

    Let her stay. In fact we should let anybody who wants to be here stay. Open the border immediately. The government shouldn’t get to decide who stays, goes, comes, or any of that. Legalize freedom!

    1. Dj says:

      Oh brother.

      When people invade this nation they infringe on the freedom of its citizenry.

      So, I agree, legalize freedom, deport the invaders.

      1. GoldBacon says:

        Really, she invaded the US? She infringed on your freedom, life, liberty, property? If so, you should sue her.

  86. FreudianSlip says:

    Too bad she’s not related to Obama and has a DUI, multiple arrests and no visible means of support. She would be collecting massive entitlements and living large on the backs of US Citizens.

    Besides, with her great American education she can surely get a fantastic job in Columbia until her US Citizenship paperwork goes through.

  87. Dj says:

    Did you make it to the last line?

    “Upon conclusion of [the] appeal, ICE will review this matter to determine whether an exercise of discretion is warranted.”

    After stealing from taxpayers and forcing us to spend a fortune to tell her to go home. ICE is going to ‘excercise discretion’ (not send her home).

    Why doesn’t she just get pregnant and render the argument invalid?

  88. Steve says:

    If she is illegal, she needs to be sent to her home country. If she wants to be mad at someone, she should be mad at her parents, or whoever brought her here for bringing her here illegaly. Poor example to set for a child.

  89. ron says:

    illegal still means illegal…….Great!

    imagine people having a problem with that??????

    Funny how Obama’s illegal alien uncle Obango did not get deported,,,,,,neither did his illegal alien aunt zetuni……

  90. xmanvietnam says:

    While she appears to have done well taking advantage of our school system, I agree…she needs to go to her real home and apply for legal citizenship from there. I don’t think anyone has a real problem with people coming here legally and following the rules, it’s the deadbeats who come here for a free ride, and then declare that American laws do not apply to them. If you want to be here, be here legally, otherwise go home.

    Can’t say that I’ve ever heard of the 10 point grade scale being used in America (but then I don’t follow that kind of stuff much any more). From what I’ve seen, a 6.67 would be a very low C or a high D. So, if she is valedictorian, she myst be on a 4.0 system and just how do you manage to get 2.7 points above the standard 4.0 grade system? Something must be terribly wrong with our school system (duh!)

  91. SCMark says:

    God bless you, Daniela. Now leave and come back and become a citizen through legal channels.

  92. rocketman says:

    I have lived in several countries for several years each priot to my 18th birthday.. Doing so didn’t make me a Italiian, a German, a Belgian, or a Greek.. She is not an American as she claims. She is a Columbian and she is here illlegallly. She needs to go back to her country, Columbia. Once there, she can follow the path for legal immigration into the United States. I ‘m sure a smat girl like her speaks and understands Spainish enough to easily transition back into Columbian culture……

  93. Mauna says:

    The latino countries were taken over by the Spaniards who stole all their gold and other minerals and anything of value (shipped it all back to Spain and made Spain rich) took away their Gods, treated them as slaves, made all of them Catholics and killed them if they did not become catholics, , stopped contraception thereby building a hugh population of more little Catholics and slaves to Spain. and made them a race that Spain considered inferior to them. Mexico and other countries finally broke away from Spain, but they have never recovered from the onslaught of the Spaniards. They have more minerals than other countries, they have beautiful beaches and beautiful waters; however, they let about 18 fanilies still rule them. What they need to do is go back to Mexico – the millions that are in America – and straighten out the country they have left. If they can stop the madness that is going on down there, they have the best and most enviable opportunities in the world.

  94. Jose says:

    Ms. Pelaez, Columbia is a beautiful country, you will enjoy it.

  95. Jim says:

    This is the result of greed and lawlessness going back to the second world war, when the US imported a lot of Mexican workers to replace the servants that got better jobs in defense plants. Small businessmen found that they had a cheap source of profit and the politicians let them get away with it. Now we have MS 13 putting down hits in every city and illegals turning us third world. Frankly, we deserve every bit of it. We were lost the minute that we decided to stand for a lawless government.

  96. Robert says:

    She has broken the law, period. Send her home and she can apply for legal immigration like everyone else. The good news is she can speak and read english so filling out the paperwork should be a breeze.

  97. Parks says:

    These are the type of people we need to keep. She represents everything we hope for. Of all the folks you send back, it’s her??? all the worthless garbage running across the border and you send this girl back? Shame on this broken system, and this fool for a judge.

    1. Ruckus says:

      Parks-what part of ILLEGAL don’t you understand. She can become a citizen . Go back to Columbia and apply. Anyone tell you about the rule of law.

  98. death by liberals says:

    hasta la vista illegal

  99. TDPepper says:

    Thanks for using our tax dollars for your education. It’s time to go back where you belong and gain citizenship the right way. Bye-bye!

  100. not-an-immigrant says:

    I’m not an immigrant. I was born here. I’m American.

  101. mark says:

    And how the hell was she even allowed to attend high school?
    If people are for open borders, then why be racist and only center in on Mexicans? why should ONE group be given preferential treatment based on their race?

    You people should invite ALL people from around the world to be American citizens…Iranians, Pakistanis, Russians, Chinese. To do anything less than just think about Mexicans is racist.

    Of course, all those calling for open borders would be inviting our destruction with 5 years. You dont care about inviting enemies in though, do you? As long as everyone on Earth can come here and be a citizen.

    And for those of you whining about how America stole the land from the Indians, GIVE YOUR HOUSE TO AN INDIAN, GIVE YOUR CAR TO AN INDIAN. Give it all to Native Indians. If you do anything less than that then you are a total, complete HYPOCRITE.

  102. royklopfenstein says:

    Columbia is part of America. United States of America. The only reason we have fallen short of that dream is racism and bigotry.

  103. mark says:

    She should be happy she got a FREE education on OUR behalf. Now go back to Colombia and use that sweet taxpayer funded education to get yourself a job down there. Then apply for a legal visa or citizenship and wait your turn.
    Dont worry though, when you get it, you will have many many more advantages and perks awaiting you to start your own business than any American has.

  104. Joe says:

    This is a propaganda piece to get people to allow open boarders which will drive wages further down and lower our stadard of living and freedoms.

  105. DirtyDave777 says:

    And get reimbursed for TAX Payer funds Wasted on her.

  106. jimmieMe says:

    In the old nut shell, what is wrong with government…they send this kid back and keep the drug dealer, child prostitution ring, back robber…all the people who are a threat, and non of the people who are useful. This is the Best government can possibly do.

  107. Dee says:

    Now that she’s had a good education, let her go back to Columbia and help make it a better place. They need her more than we do.

  108. Sage says:

    Why do all the liberals want to keep this family torn apart? Why do liberals want to keep her from returning to her mother and other relatives? Why do liberals hate families?

  109. Annmarie says:

    She’s had 18 years to become a citizen and still isn’t. And she’s had 18 years to live off our tax dollar, and doesn’t mention ever having paid anything back to that education. Now, because she is getting deported, it’s not her fault? She is an adult now, and should be charged as one, along with her illegal parents. Too bad.

    1. Annmarie says:

      She’s valedictorian, and still she doesn’t know any better? Keep using the dumb excuse, open mouth insert foot.

  110. al dennison says:

    I’m very strongly anti-illegal immigration. However this is plane stupid. She is an American in ever way except birth place. Give her citizenship & let her get on with contributing to to our society.

    1. Spirit of 75 says:

      Jesus you are a friggin idiot.

    2. pat barker says:

      “plane stuid”??? are you a pilot??

      1. sirtango says:

        No he has a 6.9 GPA! lol

  111. Jeff K says:

    Invite her to spend some time in the armed forces after graduation. Solved. We can use the brains quite honestly – in this country AND in the military.

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      Illegal aliens can’t serve in the U.S. military, not if they are known to be in the country illegally.

  112. da says:

    she came her illegally. she is a criminal. end of story.

  113. 2nd Gen Irish says:

    See you lived a lie since you were the age of 4. You can’t pick your parents and are not to blame until you got to the age when they told. They did tell you, no? Of course they did because you had to keep your mouth shut otherwise you and they would of been caught. Now you pretend have done everything to be a good American, but you are not! Go back to Columbia and wait in the line like my kin did 2 generations ago when they petitioned the USA.

    Columbia needs good students and workers too. Welcome to the world.

  114. alpha1six says:

    I comend her desire to achieve however she and her parents should not be rewarded for entering the country ILLEGALLY. Granted she did not do so voluntarily however she has received a good education and should do well in her home country of Columbia.

    She and her parents should be deported ASAP after she graduates. She should then be allowed to apply for LEGAL entry into the USA since she was not responsible for her original entry.

  115. jm says:

    So why in the past 14 years did her parents hide her and the family. APPLY !!! Do it legally. Sorry, may have done well, but it was done deceitfully. Follow each country’s law and there is no problem. I agree she may be an exampleof an immigrant we want to be in the country. Still do it legally. It’s not amnesty we need. It’s a reform in how the process is done. I agree, it takes too long. NO Amnesty….

  116. LookItUp says:

    I didn’t even know this until a few months ago, but after World War II the UN or in otherwords, the enitre power structure of the World passed an International Law that said in effect that all those in posession of the land are now the rightful title holders / owners of the land meaning that there are no preexisting claims to countries and even continents like Austalia and if any country or outside force attempts to lay claim against any of these hereby authorized States then the entire World will fight against them. Look it up. So forget your claims. It has been decided. This is International Law.

  117. suzy000 says:

    EVERYBODY here has made a good case why this young woman should stay…and why she should leave. But the best argument is why countries have laws…. that is the strongest. Roaming free on all lands like some here have suggested is idiotic and an immature thought. We have to enforce our laws and when our government fails to do so, that is the beginning of the end.

  118. dee says:

    you rightwingers make me laugh, you people are sick minded always blaming everything on hard working people. stupid crackers

    1. Spirit of 75 says:

      Guess what? Useless eaters like you will soon be removed from our America. Better pack your bags while you have time to do it.

    2. Rob says:

      My my my… aren’t the liberals racist when it suits them?

      1. Frank L. Speaking says:

        I suspect dee is a troll.

  119. TiredOfTheCriminals says:

    Send her packing and find some international court to sue her for the cost of services (free education) that she stole from the American taxpayer.

  120. Tim says:

    A 6.7 GPA is basically impossible. If a student took nothing but AP courses every single semester and got nothing but As, they would end up with a Theoretically possible 5.0 GPA. Even that is stretching it because usually you have some required courses that are not offered as AP or advanced courses (PE, health, etc.)

    Either the writer or the student got it wrong, but at best, considering she is the Valedictorian, we are probably talking 4.7.

  121. Jose Pepper says:

    The moronic children who insist on an illegals being allowed to stay, should be willing to agree to a lifetime of wage garnishments. Someone has to make up for the losses incurred at the expense United States taxpayers.

  122. RS says:

    Do we still have laws in this country? I thought you can do anything if you are born that way. She was born to be an illegal alien, so leave her alone. Bunch of illegalphobia bigots.

  123. Trucker says:

    go back and get in line and sleep better at night knowing you’re not an illegal…can she tell us the definition of I-L-L-E-G-A-L

  124. Ruckus says:

    I am very smart and I know the National Anthem . Is that a qualification for citizenship? What part of ILLEGAL don’t people understand. All I can say is this Judge has guts. He goes by the LAW as he should. If this happened often enough , alot of this breaking in line would stop. I am living in China right now. I followed all of the rules . I have a Chinese wife and I am working on her Visa. It is a long difficult process. They did background checks, she has learned English, , I will support her in America. In infuriates me when people break in line saying I Know the National Anthem and have a high IQ. sp it is ok. Go back to Columbia and get in line like you should ! Learn a little more about Democracy. That is the way it is done.

  125. MassJim says:

    Finally a Judge who knows his responsibility. My hat is off to him.

  126. jfire says:

    I would be happy to let her stay here and let the drug dealers, and murderers go in her place.

    ICE makes no sense. Obama supposedly put a stop to exporting illegal aliens, but now she is supposed to be deported, while other illegal bad murderers here can stay and kill our people.

  127. Facto Reducto says:

    I’m cool with letting her and any other achieving illegal stay, but only if we can deport 1,000 random welfare sponges in exchange for each invader we keep.

  128. Connie T says:

    How did she even get to attend school since she was here since 4. Nobody ever asked if she was a citizen? So send her back and let her apply to live here and see if she gets to come back.

  129. whoeveriwant2b says:

    Yeah let’s send her to Columbia. That will leave room for another illiterate illegal to cross the border. I meant the country, not the college.

  130. Danny Boy says:

    Remember Elian Gonzalez. We’ll bring in the troops, babe, GPA notwithstanding. He was only 7 and taken at gunpoint by a leftist president who felt sorry for his commie-loving daddy. Guess who’s in the White House today. That’s right, it ain’t Abraham Lincoln or Ronald Reagan.

  131. Rob says:

    Well she should know how to fill out the application forms for coming to the USA then right? I’d say she got quite a lot for nothing already. It’s never fair when a parent abuses a child by putting them in this situation but that’s the parents choice. If she goes back to columbia then maybe she can help her people there. Audios Daniela! Have a nice trip! Do come back and visit!

  132. nyglockowner says:

    Looks like she’s been eating pretty well. Probably receives WIC.

  133. cbinflux says:

    WOOT! A judge who understands “ILLEGAL”!!!

  134. Chas says:

    Room Temperature. NO ICE! .But hey, that’s a vote for the Dems right!

  135. Larry says:

    I have no sympathy for her. She can blame her Parents. I am so tired of these people sucking the life out of the economy. undercutting pay and jobs and College Education for Americans.
    America needs to take care of its own citizens, deport them all and the anchor baby she will be having soon to stick around.
    Americans are SICK of it

  136. daveinga says:

    i have some ideas for a ‘fix’ for her. 1. fly out into the atlantic about a mile or so off florida’s southern coast. get on a raft, float in, say cuba, cuba and point, then faint. poof. instant citizen. 2. or swim the rio grande, and climb a fence. no problem. might get some social security disability if she claims it.

    or, 3. you could find out how some president might do it, and do that.

  137. falconflight says:

    “I deserve to be here, I’m a good student, I give back to my community, and I’m an American,” said Daniela.

    What? Are you that stinking endowed w/ the Leftist pigswill substituting for American values? you don’t deserve cakk little girl. Americans are suffering, but I know the Papa Doc Baracks of the Left could care less. GO, GET out and Give back to Your Community. Or is it so rank, so base, so without value that you’d rather stay here? What you leave your People behind? Hummmmm

  138. myself333 says:

    So, you got a free education etc. as an illegal alien. Good for you! Now it is time to leave. Looking for someone to blame? Your parents. They perpetrated this fraud on you. Shame on them. But the US citizens should not pay for your parents’ lawbreaking.

  139. Jack says:

    Her crime is theft, along with her family.

  140. KF says:

    This is so simple even a liberal can understand…. either become a legal citizen or get the H out. What is so hard about that concept?

  141. Felon Parents says:

    Your parents did this to you by committing a felony illgeally entering the US with you. Blame your parents, not US federal law nor the judge enforcing our laws.

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      Entering the United States illegally is a misdemeanor, not a felony — unless it’s a re-entry after having been deported.

  142. Rhonda tracey says:

    She has to go

  143. comprof says:

    Making good grades does not excuse her from violating laws. Apparently she failed that class.

  144. Megamimi says:

    There is more to this story than the headline leads us to believe. Was the mother in the country legally prior to her return to Columbia? Where is the father? Who had custody of the student after her mom left the country? Did she have a green card in her own name (student)? Without this information, any uproar on either side of the political spectrum is premature.

  145. Sue says:

    Welcome to America.

    Now go home.

  146. me says:

    With 60% being a passing grade it’s pretty easy to rack up GPA points “taking and excelling at college courses”.

  147. HIPlainsDrifter says:

    Good riddance. And take all of the other illegal immigrants with you!

  148. jack says:

    Can I move to Colombia and get fee everything?

  149. boozy says:

    Illegal is illegal….case closed….

  150. Chris says:

    Yay! This sans papier needs to back to cavorting with the drug dealers south of the border. Of course, I bet she sticks around like Uncle Omar and votes for that Muslim who wasn’t born in the US!

  151. me says:

    Riptide80,

    Apparently you got caught in one and deprived your brain of oxygen.

  152. deedee says:

    NO worries, barack will step in and grant her a stay. And in the process automatically make her a citizen with voting rights. What people dont understand is the word ILLEGAL….. and that’s where the problem begins. (the anchor baby rule was never meant for what is happening NOW) and it needs to be updated, and enforced the way it should be.

  153. deedee says:

    she was born in COLUMBIA, must mean that she will soon be eligible to run for Congress/or heck even the Presidency. Rules are Rules..and if she wants to come back, she should do it the legal way .

  154. Joe says:

    She’s ILLEGAL,………..

    END OF STORY. PACK YOUR BAGS

  155. Sean says:

    When she said “I deserve to be here” she lost my support.

  156. SailorV says:

    If her parents had immigrated to the US legally, well, there would not be a problem would there? Actions have consequences.

  157. RO says:

    as someone born in america, i am required to follow all the laws. when I went to school 4.0 was the highest GPA. If I were to break a law, there would be no leanency because i was smart, protested or made a big stink about it. As a disabled citizen, I was not automatically approved for disabiiity, I have had to jump through hoops for several years. It doesn’t matter if you I have 5 specialist, an md and thousands of pages of medical test results confirming all my disabilitys. The laws are very strick and unfair if you are a us citizen, you are automatically denied. if you are an immigrant, you are automatically approved. I am thankful that there is one department of our justice system that is not being pressured into NOT following the law. I hope they stick to there decision and stay fair, making sure the same laws that apply to U.S. citizens are followed by NON U.S. I wonder how much of her 6.7GPA WAS PAID BY TAX PAYERS???????

  158. Wick10 says:

    Just think a moment! This brilliant lady can go back to Columbia and with her exceptional education square Columbia away in a heart beat. Do you-all have any feel for Columbia and the brain drain we are causing that country?

  159. artemis133 says:

    As the laws of this country state now, she is still illegal. She needs to go back to Colombia and apply here legally if she wants to be here.

  160. Nobody says:

    I will override your judge…. Join the US Military and Serve
    Executive Order Number 13269
    Otherwise you must follow the Rules and go back to Columbia and try it the LEGAL route to becoming a US Citizen.

  161. Frank Davis says:

    And yet Nobama’s drunk illegal alien is still here laughing at us. That’s what a dictatorship brings.

  162. greg says:

    1. You need to stop all illegals from entering this country. (Build Wall!).
    2. Look over the ones already here.
    3. If they have the potential to make this country better – Keep them.
    4. If they don’t help this country – Send them back.

    This one appears to be a keeper!

  163. NoMoreIllegals says:

    DEPORT this criminal NOW

  164. guest says:

    Why shouldn’t she be given citizenship? You don’t know what you are doing at 4 years old. It wasn’t her fault her parents are too stupid to apply, she is doing something good with her life and she grew up here– she should be able to stay. She is still a minor and now she is graduating .. Besides, there are so many immigrants in Miami what is one more?! Go Daniela!

    1. wonderin says:

      If my mother robbed a bank, am I entitled to keep the money that she stole because I was only four when she did it?

  165. TEACHEDOFF says:

    YOU PEOPLE SHOULD BE WORRIED MORE ABOUT THE FAILING EDUCATION SYSTEM IN AMERICA AND THAT THE STANDARD FOR BECOMING A TEACHER IS BEING SET SO LOW THAT NO WHO ACTUALLY ENJOYS TEACHING WOULD BE ABLE TO EVEN SUPPORT THEMSELVES!

  166. HereComesTrouble says:

    Mama using both countries to her advantage. I’m guessing like so many others: free education, free lunch program, and wanting to stay for a free college education. I’m sorry that this creates such a controversy, but it shouldn’t. Illegal is illegal.

  167. matinva says:

    Sad story. Boo hoo. She thinks she ‘deserves’ to be here. Sorry, but you only deserve to be here if you’re born here. Period. Beyond that, she is entitled to apply the same way everyone else is supposed to apply and work through the system. Good luck!

  168. jfire says:

    Baz: It would have been England who stole the land from the Natives. After all, we beat you up in a war, remember, and took the land away from you. not the Natives. Later we did win the West from the Natives, but originally England were the original settlers.

  169. Stupid American says:

    6.7 GPA is a California thing. I believe that a 6.7 is roughly a B+. The article never quantifies the GPA scoring mechanism, because the author probably has an American public school education.

  170. ill eagle says:

    All she has to do is say how badly she wants to vote for Obama in the next election and I am sure some strings will be pulled to fast track her through the process to become a legal citizen…

    1. Bigdaddy says:

      Oh for sure. He and Reid already have the paperwork filled out I’m sure.

  171. Tired of law breakers says:

    She should have learned in school what the meaning of illegal is.

    Another reason to control our boarders so there wont be anyone here illegally.

    Too bad her mother broke the law. How do you say illegal in spanish?

    1. Markangelo says:

      “Control our boarders” that’s funny !!!
      God gave humans 2 feet.
      He did not say stop at
      every artificial line in the sand
      that has an evil troll with a gun.

  172. Bigdaddy says:

    She was only a child when her parents disrespected and broke US Federal Law. They are the criminals. She is an innocent victim. Don’t make the child pay for the sins of the mother and father. Kick the parents out, and allow this innocent young victim to stay. Oh, and make the parents pay restitution for all the money they took away from a homeless jobless American citizen who never had a chance because of their selfishness.

  173. Walton says:

    Rules are rules. Deport them all humanely regardless of cost. A recent study indicated it would cost around $40 billion to deport all illegal immigrants. Compare this to the unnecessary Iraq War which was over $2 TRILLION!

  174. Bigdaddy says:

    She probably didn’t know she was here illegally since the flaming liberals have gotten every book banned from public schools which teaches American children about the laws surrounding illegals, border jumping, and the tremendous burden it places on the American economy. You see, it would be politically incorrect and racist to discuss such things like, well you know, the truth.

    1. Sarah says:

      Well, I would start off by saying that the phrase “border jumping illegals” is painfully racist.

      1. Amelio says:

        “Well, I would start off by saying that the phrase “border jumping illegals” is painfully racist.”

        1. Why?

        2. Why is it painful?

        3. I came legally from a border that juxtaposes the Alantic Ocean…

        You, my friend, are the racist.

      2. Ruckus says:

        And Sara, how is that RACIST.. Are we talking about people that come by the Atlantic, Pacific , southern or Northern border. Jumping the borders illegally is a crime. Norhting Racist about wantting to stop foreigners from breaking our law. But to Liberals, everything is racist if you don’t agree with them.

  175. THe Zerbe says:

    We have evolved into a Sick society when people are allowed to break the Law and get away with it.

    Her accomplishments are recognized but the Fact is regardless what her Parents did bring her here as a small child this Girl is an ILLEGAL ALIEN…..

    I’ve lived on three Continents, in the Real World you go to Prison for a long time for what’s She done being here illegally. These people, the PC crowd have huge issues but they are smart enough not to leave America, If they did they might not come back…..!

    With out Laws it’s the Law of the Jungle…..! She should be deported back.

    The Liberal Left use these poor schmucks for Votes and cheap Labor, Who are they going to report if they are abused here…..No one

    So the Democrats want to keep as many of them as they can…

    Liberalism is a Mental Disorder…………!

  176. oracle2world says:

    She ain’t leaving. If push comes to shove, deport some crack dealers to Colombia instead.

  177. jeremy says:

    I find it funny that Mexico an other countries cry foul over our immigration polices. God help them if they find an American that has over stayed their time. We let our illegal immigrants have so much voice here, but in other countries that cried foul…they treat their illegal much worse.

  178. Thomas Muir says:

    I’m shocked, simply shocked, ICE actually caught her. Our tax dollars at work.

  179. Weasler says:

    “I’ve done everything that an American child has done. I know the National Anthem, I know more about the United States than I do about Colombia. This is my home”

    — Well, she’s not all THAT bright. Apparently, she doesn’t know what the word “illegal” means.

    So this is the trick of the left, eh? Find the .00001% of illegal aliens who are outstanding students or good neighbors, and hold them up as the reason why ALL illegals, including those who bring in drugs and commit other crimes, should not only be given citizenship status, but should also get all sorts of freebies.

    God, do I HATE the left!

  180. Richard in Vegas says:

    With a 6.7 GPA, then she’s smart enough to know that all she has to do is apply legally to come back & take a citizenship test, which with a 6.7 GPA, she otta get at least a score of 20 out of 10. Good bye America, I remember ye well.

  181. Randolh phillips says:

    Congratulations to the Judge who issued this order. He did the right thinkg.

    People who are in this country illegally should not be rewarded with amnesty, citizenship or legal residence. They should go back where they came from.

    Of course, the Obama administration will ignore the law, attack the judge, and let her stay here. We have a lawless government which won’t even protect our own borders. It’s tgreasonous.

  182. Garry Barnes says:

    Why would America allow her to stay? She is does not carry a vaild social security number that even allows her permission to work in the USA. Where are her parents in this story. They are to blame for not bringing her legally.

  183. Joe says:

    Don’t worry, Holder and Obama will put an end to this deportation.

  184. Kip Noxzema says:

    If she’s so darn smart, why didn’t she figure out she should be a legal citizen before crying in her corn flakes? Or did she think she was too smart and could game the system? At this point, how about we tax her first job 50% and we can regain some of that money we’ve invested in the illegal valedictorian?

  185. Garry Barnes says:

    Do you really want to know what is unfair. The Legal Immigrants that played by the rules with Medical and criminal background checks done prior to entering America. Paying Immigration fees, Having done Immigration interview in their home country @ the USA embassy. Waiting years for the opportunity to enter America legally while these illegal Immigrants pass these poeple up and enter America Illegally. America allows 1.2 Million legal Immigrants to enter America ever year.

  186. Sam Freeman says:

    Illegal aliens who bring their children here are clearly committing child abuse. They have no right to deprive their children of the experience of growing up in their own country—where they will be sent, sooner or later. Illegals have no respect for this country as is shown by their very presence here in defiance of the most fundamental rights of a nation: the right to define its boarders and citizenship. Illegals steal resources, as evidenced here, where our school resources were thrown away and wasted on an invader when they should have gone to a citizen instead.

  187. Artie says:

    If she is smart, she’ll accept the deportation, then reenter the USA with a student visa, and get her green card while she is in college.

  188. El Legal says:

    So to obtain citizenship in Columbia is as simple as sneaking into the country? Go ahead and try it and see what happens!!!

  189. Nathan says:

    A lot of hate has manifested itself in the comments of this article. Since this story broke national news, hateful people have been drawn to this article.

    I think this country could use all of the motivated, well-educated people it can. If granted citizenship, she will in a few short years graduate from college (likely with a STEM degree judging by her GPA), get a good job, and be a valuable and contributing citizen/tax-payer. With a good job she will be spending her middle-class income, which helps to create more jobs.

  190. LP says:

    I am sorry, is this supposed to make us feel bad for her? Sounds like she should count herself lucky we do not bill her family for her education that she was not entitled to here. Also how exactly does someone get a 6,87 on a 4.0 scale? I guess she defies the laws of math as well as immigration. All I can say is wtg to the judge for actually enforcing/following the law. Shame our leaders are more concerned with illegals than citizens to do the same.

  191. skyehawk says:

    Notice how they change the argument from Miss gpa 6.7 to Americans who are in this Country legally ?….. suddenly its about the Indians , The Americans who stole this land , the dinosaurs…the mexicans…bla bla (just ask the trolls : “Who was here before the indians ?”.) Via the land bridge!!…..Their troll-ish arguments are about as ‘feckless’ as the entire Obummer Regime …..

  192. legaleagle says:

    I know what judge I want on the Supreme Court.

  193. silentme63 says:

    it seem they encourage criminal minded, lazy, government supported immigrants to stay freely, but the smart, hard working students they force to leave America.. Why? The dumbing down of America.

  194. jon says:

    For every illegal that accomplishes what this girl has, there’s thousands that are on entitlements, driving with no license and insurance, taking our jobs, getting free healthcare and damaging the country. But of course the liberal media would prefer to focus on something as rare as hen’s teeth

  195. Ron says:

    Three cheers for the judge that is upholding his SWORN DUTY TO UPHOLD THE LAW.

    What part of the word ILLEGAL don’t braindead socialists understand?

  196. Jamal says:

    I’m a good person. I follow all the laws EXCEPT immigration law, so I should be allowed to stay. Obama will let me stay.

  197. James Woods says:

    Only in America can you be in the country illegally and be able to protest on the streets. They know she’s illegal; now thanks to the media attention they can easily find her.

    Why not find her; round her and her law-breaking supporters up; and let our justice system run it’s course.

    If not nothing should be against the law in this area. You should be able to do anything you want.

    There is no compassion when it comes to the law. The law is the law and it’s not based on feelings and emotion. Lady liberty needs to take one thing into consideration; the laws of the land are being violated by this person.

    If she’s smart she can be smart in her country of origin. If she wants to legally immigrate here there is nobody stopping her. But enough of this immigration from the inside. You immigrate from the outside much like many others have that you got thrown in front of.

  198. feduptoo says:

    I’d say, with her high achievement she got here…..she would be an asset to her home Country.

    Most citizens do not know just how much money of ours is spent on giving foreigners a college education, either here or in their own countries!

    We are paying for all tuition, room & board, plus a monthly allowance for Kenyans and in other countries…..to attend colleges in their home countries…

    We are now paying those in Indonesia to get their Masters degree!

    Go to U.S. Trade and aid Monitor, read about our tax dollars going out of OUR country!

  199. lickerface says:

    6.7 GPA… I guess bigger people get bigger GPAs.

    The school system is now completely broken, but at least there is one judge that realizes illegal=illegal and did the right thing… by following law and not rewriting it.

  200. hillcoguy says:

    She shuuld be grateful for the gift of the free education she recieved and LEAVE graciously. She is now set for life thanks to Americas.

  201. Stephanie says:

    She deserves to stay? Why? Because she did well in school and knows the national anthem? So that means she gets bumped ahead of all those people currently in line to become citizens legally? People who have respected our laws and are attempting to do things the right way? Nonsense. Daniela, you are Columbian, not American. Go back to YOUR country and start the paperwork to come into this country legally. This is absolutely ridiculous.

  202. hillcoguy says:

    “I’ve done everything that an American child has done.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Wrong….you weren’t BORN here. Do the right thing and take your given education and GO HOME to teach others wht YOU have learned.

  203. jose says:

    “I deserve to be here, I’m a good student, I give back to my community, and I’m an American,” said Daniela.

    No, you’re not an American, that is the point.

    1. lar says:

      South American

  204. stefaz says:

    Baz – You should google a few things before you start spouting. Kennewick man, Clovis tools and Solutrean tools. But should that really matter? The land belongs to who it belongs to today. The natives have been changing and rearranging for centuries. I hate to tell you but your own land mass hasn’t a tidy history of preserving the native cultures.
    Breaking the law is wrong, whether it be speeding, shoplifting or living in a country without permission. There are consequences when you break laws and the excuse of being late to work, i needed a new purse or my parents brought me here shouldn’t excuse the behavior. She knew she was breaking a law and now feels she should be above it. I didn’t get out of the speeding ticket, i was just told I should wake up a little earlier.

  205. Pain & Abel says:

    I have a test ? Let’s us send hundreds of thousands ,if not millions of poor and disfranchised Americans to live in Mexico or Columbia.

    We’ll watch these governments bend over backwards publishing government guides in English. Celebrate Anglo Pride Days in the school and provide social .services

  206. Roger says:

    Why is this news… if she cannot obtain legal citizenship or enter into that path she should do what “other Americans do” (which she says she proudly does), “OBEY the law!”… ICE isn’t hauling her off to the plane immediately. This is a media con job!

  207. MidWestMike says:

    Your here illegally. Case closed.

  208. Bob says:

    And in the meantime Obamas illegal relatives get a free pass.Give me a break.

  209. Jim W says:

    There is a simple answer to this. If she’s finished high school, she’s close enough to 18 to ba able to solve the problem by enlisting in the U.S. military. At the end of her committment, she gets offered citizenship. Problem solved.

    1. Sid Fein says:

      Hey now that’s a fine plan. It would allow her to stay, get her citizenship, and at least in my mind pay her debt to the citizens who paid for her education.

      1. Frank L. Speaking says:

        She’s an illegal alien. She can’t legally join the U.S. Military. Other than that, it sounds like a good plan.

  210. H0llyw00d says:

    Hopefully soon, a Judge is going to tell a certain illegal member of the Executive branch to leave this Country. GO Sheriff Joe, Maricopa County Rocks!!

  211. jesus_loves_you! says:

    She got her fill, so now kick her outa here. Whiny illegals.

    1. Jayjay says:

      this jesus you talk about is your gardener? bc, I don’t know if the “Jesus” you’re talking about is the same one I know. Jesus never preached against other tribes nor he called them whiny. Then again, it must be your gardener!

    2. Jenny Bea says:

      I’m sure Jesus would agree with you. Not. You should really change your user name before displaying such apathy towards others- I don’t care what your opinion on the article is.

      1. Amelio says:

        If you don’t agree with my reply, whay respond? You need therapy

  212. Drivestun says:

    Another illegal getting a free ride on my dime. What else is new. She should be glad to be repatriated to her own country where she can assist in it’s growth and success. She’s contributing nothing to mine. Good riddance.

  213. dbdreamers says:

    What does a convicted gang-banger murderer and a convicted inside trader stock-broker have in common? They both broke the law! Even though only one is highly educated and only one came from a miserable upbringing… on is from Maine and one is from Texas… one has blonde hair, the other brown… one wears Levis and the other is in an Armani… one works very hard with an eye for the future the other plays video games all day. No matter. They both broke the law. If you don’t like the law, change it!

  214. Cradle189 says:

    While I’m ambivilent about the US losing a resource we have invested so much in. I am equally stunned by the lack of humility and respect the rest of the world seems to have for the US. “I deserve to be here…” Could I go to Columbia and say “I have avoided getting arrested while overstaying my tourist visa by 15 years and using your free public resourses, so I DESERVE to stay?”
    How about: “Americans have been so gracious and generous in allowing my so many opportunities. I have learned to love the culture and its people and beseach the Govt to allow to fully contribute to this society.”

  215. Punkin says:

    She is here illegally, I don’t care for how long, she is breaking the law and needs to go back…Buh Bye

  216. iceman831 says:

    Well, now she should take that free education I paid for and go back to Columbia and help her own country out. She got her “free” ride on the taxpayers train. The ignorant students that would like to keep her here have never paid one dime in taxes to this black hole of money we call the federal government. I would wager that the adults that advocate for her don’t pay taxes either. Their argument that she is a victim in this is a load of horse squeezings. We are the victims the American taxpayers. I mean the real taxpayers that don’t get any money back at the end of the year, but oftem have to send even more money to Washington because “we don’t pay our fair share”. The 47% who don’t pay federal income taxes are the ones that don’t pay their “fair share”. The fair tax for everyone.

  217. jayhuf says:

    If she is so brilliant she should enjoy the opportunity to help out Columbia. They could sure use it.

  218. Sid Fein says:

    How can we be considered informed when the article has obvious falsehoods? How can we trust any of it? 6.7 GPA? A popular latino overweight girl? The judge is right to send her home. But then again I’m going to have to call their records office just to see if ANY of this story is true. You wanna be angry about that? Fine, be angry with her parents.

  219. G volans says:

    “I deserve to be here”?!! based on what? Your parents obviously were not all that concerned about what is “right” and what is “fair” when they illegally brought you into this country and broke and evaded our laws for the past 17 years. Now that you are not being allowed to continue to manipulate the system is is oh so unfair.
    Pack your bags and get in line to reenter the country legally.
    Parents should think about the effects on their kids when they make the initial decision to illegally emigrate with their precious offspring. The blame rests squarely with the parents. ADIOS!

  220. RH says:

    She can blame her parents for not having her paper work in order. Get it straightened out! Don’t protest, don’t whine and complain. Just get it done.

  221. bob says:

    Ted Kaczynski had a PhD in mathematics, should be exonerate him because he’s “smart” ?

  222. Bob Tines says:

    This kid should have been identified I grammar school when she signed up as illegal and deported along with her parents. The system is broken.

  223. Derek01 says:

    If she’s so smart she should have been able to figure out it’s her parents fault for breaking the law. Whining about it won’t help. Bye, bye

  224. fireman says:

    A litte attitude adjustment on her part is called for. Columbia is a beautiful country with great universities. She should look at her return there as an adventure and learning experience.It will take a few years to sort out her status and re-enter the U.S. Legally. The judge is not sentencing her to life, never to return. Wake up, girl, and think for yourself. You are being used.

  225. Chris says:

    “I deserve to be here, I’m a good student, I give back to my community, and I’m an American,” said Daniela.

    1. No you dont; 2. That’s irrelevant; 3. Not nearly as much as the free ride you’ve received; and 4. No, you’re not.

    Illegal isnt a gray area – it’s illegal, Period. For someone that’s supposed to be smart she doesnt seem to grasp the meaning of a rather simple word.

    1. Brian says:

      For someone who thinks he’s smart Chris can’t seem to grasp that this child was brought here by her parents. She broke no law. And Chris apparently didn’t read the whole article because he missed the part that said she was working to legalize her status.

  226. Tony Romo says:

    6.7GPA? What happened to 4.0 being an A?
    American kids get these silly high grades but are fairly worthless to an organization.

  227. Bob the builder says:

    While we’re at it, let’s let Bernie Madoff out of jail because he’s smart. And let’s let the Enron accountants off the hook too…

  228. ayn rand says:

    No doubt this young girl, was brought here by her parents, made friends and has accomplishments. That is only part of the issue. While here, her family took goods and services (e.g. education, health services, etc) that required taxpayers to forfeit their property to provide. This is analogous to someone breaking into your home, stealing your valuables, then using the net proceeds to sustain them and purchase an education – and make some friends along the way. Had the latter happened, with the theft being up front and visible, I think that one might have a different opinion of the thieves, aided by complicity of our governments, local, state and federal. I believe that folks should be held responsible for their actions – and illegal immigrants certainly do so with intent and purpose. The arguments that we need illegal immigration to have a healthy, prosperous country are bogus and not supported by history.

    1. ayn rand says:

      Joining the military, in exchange for citizenship, seems a reasonable solution. At least, military service would imbue this young woman with an appreciation for the sacrifices made in the past by others to win freedom from a King who took what he wished from the folks here. There were many wrongs, atrocities and frauds perpetrated on Native Americans, African slaves and others along the way to the present. All are incredulously wrong and inhumane. That being said, they cannot be undone and past wrongs do not justify present or future wrongs. We have a legal system in place to navigate through this morass. Fight the injustice legally.

    2. Brian says:

      I don’t know how schools are funded in Florida, but in Indiana they are funded by property taxes, which means even illegals renting are paying indirectly for their kids education.

      1. ayn rand says:

        property taxes do not pay for the Dept of Education

  229. hadEnuff says:

    Send her and her family back to Colombia, if no other reason than to make an example out of them. Maybe then people will think twice about living here illegally and mooching off the system if their children will be penalized later.

  230. bill says:

    Let’s put our focus on the millions of illegal criminals in our prison system or maybe the massive amount of narcotics being smuggled across our southern border. Good and decent Mexican immigrants need to start supporting America, instead of breaking her down. How come people leave their own countries with huge powerful governments that cripple the people, and then vote to grow our government, don’t they see the problem with that type of thinking?

  231. snouts says:

    what bothers me about this whole issue is what should this girl have done? At the age of 4, 7, 12, 16 ought she have realized that she was illegal & then left on her own in order to comply with the law – if she even knew? Her parents were the cause of this.

    1. ayn rand says:

      Granted, it only shows that the illegal immigration system of enforcement is broken. The family should have been deported long before she started school.

  232. XPIOLT says:

    What’s wrong with Columbia? Two of my favorite imports come from Columbia. If she can make it here she can make it there. There can be no exceptions to the law. If she is here illegally then she must leave, end of story. What about all the illegal aliens that become MS-!3 members, should we shower them with loves and kisses too? I say put her and her entire family on the first banana boat going back.

    1. Ryan says:

      Not sure banana boats go to Columbia. If you are going to use racist imagery, use it correctly, please. Otherwise you make the rest of us Americans look ignorant.

  233. jerrykregle says:

    I am all for stopping illegal immigration, but this young lady was brought here when she was 4. she should be given a chance for her own efforts I really can’t blame the children mixed up in this mess

    If we had leaders with a spine we would have TX, NM, AZ and CA place their states NG on the border
    start with border control then we will be able to stop illegal immigration

  234. Bill says:

    Not only should this person leave the US, but this illegal alien needs to repay the cost of the stolen education.

  235. TXnBud says:

    I say kudos to the judge for upholding the law. Let this be a lesson to those who believe they can bypass the proper legalization channels and call themselves American. If you get caught, that will suck for you and all those that think it’s unfair….but it’s the law. Obey it and you’ll earn the right to be called American. Until then, I have no sympathy for you, and you are no American.

  236. fahs says:

    She is not an immigrant. She is an ILLEGAL immigrant. Why don’t we just let children from all over the world come to our schools and expect none of them to pay into the system? We can afford it, right?

    1. Ryan says:

      You don’t know that her mom didn’t work and pay taxes. She probably rented a home, and paid property taxes via her rent. She paid her way.

  237. Laura Sanches says:

    If you are in the country illegally RETURN HOME – stand up and fight in YOUR country. It is cowardly to live illegally in the USA.

  238. Rick O'Shea says:

    Like Eastwood said in a movie, “fair ain’t got nothing to do with it.” She essentially stole her education from the american people, the poor tax payers who are on the hook to pay for these cases of liberal extragagance. The whole illegal problem can be stated simply, all levels of government have more tax payer money than is necessary to run their part of total government. Free this and free that has put the government so far in debt that the debt can never be paid off. If all wealth was confisticated from all citizens who were worth more than $999,999 it wouldn’t make a dent in the actual national debt and the entitlements promised. Both political parties have used money as a control of the people, who will get that, who will get this? The country is essentially sunk, without hope until someone steals Hillary’s Reset button and uses it for the United States.

  239. Lloyd says:

    She was 4, not her fault- let her stay.

  240. Scott says:

    “I deserve to be here, I’m a good student, I give back to my community, and I’m an American,” said Daniela….um, sweetheart, you’re not an American. That is why you are going to be deported. Your parents apparently arrived illegally and now you are going to pay for their crime. Sorry, but that seems to be the case. It is unpleasant but it is most certainly fair. It is a shame that the “valedictorian” never seemed to have taken a history or government class in four years. Had Daniella done so, she would know that the US is a republic with laws that are actually enforced sometimes.

    Mom took off for Colombia leaving Daniella to “fix” her “legal status”. This terrible excuse for journalism makes it sound as if Daniella was in the midst of correcting a particulary irritating parking ticket.

    As an aside, what kind of a GPA is in the 6-range? Never heard of that.

  241. Ryan says:

    She has been here since she was 4. Her mom left the country due to medical reasons, and while Daniela was going through the immigration process. She’s a kid.

    And she is an American.

  242. oldbill07 says:

    Justice only a liberal could love.. A wonderful productive young women must go But The POS Obama uncle gets to stay.

  243. Herukhuti says:

    If America can help the illegal Russians, Armenians, Turks, Muslims, Africans, Europeans etc. etc. etc. then America can help this girl. All these illegal Euro’s came here and brought their drugs and Crime with them. If America is going to help some people then America should help all Nationalities. Don’t hate on the people of color that want a better life but let the people of the Caucasus in and give them everything that they need to survive here. Give Everyone a fair chance or give no one a fair chance. You allowed this girl to be here this long, it is your fault letting her slip through the cracks. Let her stay. Totally outrageous. 90% of Americans are from somewhere else anyway.

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      You’re being ridiculous with that 90% figure. Our ancestors — yeah, I could easily buy into that.

      As for your use of “hate on” — my God, that’s annoying usage. What are you, 13?

    2. Frank L. Speaking says:

      You’re being ridiculous with that 90% figure. Our ancestors — yeah, I could easily buy into that.

      As for your use of “hate on” — my God, that’s annoying usage. What are you, 13?

  244. Brian says:

    Such hatred for a child who did nothing wrong. Her parents broke the law, not her. If you all are representative of America I don’t know why anyone would want to even visit this place.

  245. JP-TX says:

    Illegal is Illegal. It does not matter if you have avoided detection.

  246. Tom says:

    I’ve been saying this for a while now so listen up.

    Why is ok for the good A student to get a free pass but not our own citizens. Specifically I propose climbing the fence at the whitehouse (or digging a tunnel) to occupy a small part of the south lawn so my life will be better. Why can’t I just tresspass there but MEXICO can tresspass anywhere in the country. I want my 40 acres!

  247. lisa says:

    i’m assuming that the scale on which her grades were tallied are on a 10% scale. how can 6.7 be honored with valedictorian? doesnt say much for all the other illegals in the high school. ship her home where she can florish in her home country.

  248. bily bob says:

    I taught at a school on the border of Mexico-US for seven years. Approximately 25% of the students are here illegally and were, for the most part, real turds. They take and take and give nothing back, unless you want to consider many of them are bringing their drug money in to start businesses that people like me are trying to do legitimately and don’t have a chance. I know what I say. In West Texas, many companies are being started, according to several DEA agents with money laundered from drugs. How does an honest citizen complete with this. I DON’T HEAR ANYONE TALKING ABOUT THIS EVER GROWING PROBLEM THAT IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE.

  249. pitter43 says:

    I’d like to know just what she’s done to get U.S. citizenship. My guess would be nothing. Throw her out and let her apply for American citizenship.She’s had plenty of time. Enforce immigration laws.

  250. ChrisAR says:

    Perhaps if this was more common, parents would be less eager to come here illegally. She is likely a very good person who would make a fine citizen but, sometimes doing the right thing is not the easy thing. this judge has made the correct decision.

  251. Disgusted says:

    This family has been here since she was 4 years old and the government just realized she was illegal? Leave it to ICE to let it go.
    How sad there are immigrants that followed the rules and became a citizen and now watch the government allow illegal immigrants to stay without restrictions.

  252. Miguel says:

    “I deserve to be here, I’m a good student, I give back to my community, and I’m an American,” said Daniela. — You may be a good student but you are not a citizen. If you want to complain you ought to take that up with your parents who did you a great injustice by bringing you here illegally.

  253. JHarnes says:

    This is an example of political football – and it stinks.

    The President had a Democratic Congress for most of his first two years in office. He could have simply passed through any reform in the immigration laws he felt were needed. Instead the Democrats did nothing until after they lost full control of the Congress. They wanted to keep the whole issue of immigration reform as a political issue for the 2012 election.

    A key problem today is the ever expanding cost of government. None of the politicians want to deal with the actual problem – demonstrating the cowardliness of our modern politicians.

    I do feel for this girl. Our immigration system has to be taken out of the political contest arena and revised to help those who are seeking citizenship to reach their goal.

  254. Steve says:

    It doesn’t matter what you warm and fuzzy leftys think, this individual is here ILLEGALLY and has and will cost the taxpayers a huge amount of money paid for by taxpayers you moron. Immigration is great and there are legal means to accomplish that.

  255. buckeyebubba says:

    ILLEGEL = ILLEGAL. Why is that hard for some people to get??????

  256. Barry says:

    Keep her here until she pays every last cent back that she stole getting her education the boot her out

  257. donttreadonme says:

    She obviously is smart enough to get the hell out and come back in the right way. If people would follow the damn rules this type of situation would not develop. We are a nation of laws. If you have such a respect for America then follow the law.

  258. Cara C says:

    People who were brought here as young children and allowed by us to stay and grow up here should not be deported as young adults. They did not take the illegal actions; their parents did – and we showed by our actions we were willing to have them here. They grew up in America and have bonded with friends and mentors, the language and culture here. Also, there are many criminal illegal aliens. Why are we going after the achieving teenagers instead?

    Going forward, we must enforce our immigration laws, and not look the other way as illegal aliens build their lives here.

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      Are you familiar with the pseudo-paradox of The Unexpected Hanging. Your “going forward” sentence reminded me of it with its just-this-one-more-time-we’ll-ignore-the-law sense.

  259. Jeffrey Johnson says:

    If any of you think this is free speech, think again. The “moderator approval” is nothing more than censorship of certain viewpoints.

  260. ByByB'ner says:

    Good deport her illegal parasitic @ss, One less filcher, good riddance.Now get with the program and deport the rest of these parasites.

  261. rickyrico says:

    I think this is one illegal we should keep. Smart and motivated. She will be a net contributor .

  262. BRBSanDiego says:

    So where did she get the sense of entitlement? She is an illegal alien who stole from me and my family to get an education she did not pay for. She can’t work because she is illegal. What part of illegal don’t you understand? Go back to your country and get in line for citizenship. Right now you are a felon who should be deported.

  263. Tang L says:

    Make her pay for the education she stole from deserving US citizens. Filthy illegals.

  264. Noneyoubusiness says:

    Kick the witch out of the country along with all the other law breaking illegal aliens. I personally have been slandered and lied about by Mexicans who thought us White people did not deserve the jobs they stole from us. I personally hae been denied work because some Mexican puke illegal would do it for less.

    They make her sound like an angel in this story and NO she does not deserve to be here illegally.

    Oh this makes my boil. I even had to hold a mexican at gun point for trying to break into my home.

  265. stoptouchingthatmabel says:

    6.7 gpa is the new 4 like 50 is the new 40. Somebody get her a job with the CBO.

  266. gunslinger says:

    Interesting to see all these haters on immigrants hide behind laws and technicalities to justify their own nationalist or xenophobic tendencies.

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      Encountering a phrase such as “haters on immigrants” is all I need to see to know that something pathetically stupid is about to come into my field of view.

      No, gs, it’s not immigrants who we find so bothersome — only illegal aliens. Now, be sure to tell me that what we’re talking about is human beings, not entities from another planet.

      I happen to think legal immigrants who become citizens usually make better citizens than most of our native-born citizens. You’re probably a good illustration of what I have in mind. But that’s just a guess based on a silly comment..

  267. moodsling says:

    She is “illegal” period. There is no way she deserves to be here even if it is sad that she has been denied the rights of “legal” immigrants. But it is the law. I support her deportation, then she can begin the legal process to immigrate, by finding a sponsor from Columbia!
    I am sick and tired of racists expecting above the law because of race. Racists vote for color, not America, racists, beg for race based equality to legal peoples. Go to hell all of you racists!

  268. Carl Marks says:

    I didn’t see any mention of her being upset with har parents who ignored our laws and snuck illegaly into our country. Look no further for the responsible parties. I don’t care if she had a 10.0 gpa, it hasn’t a thing to do with her situation.

    But thanks CBS for playing into the political agenda of the Left. It’s all about amnesty and votes.

  269. Chippy55 says:

    She could just manufacture evidence like Obama did including birth certificate, and draft card, and making microfilm disappear. She just doesn’t get the concept of standing in line like people who come here legally. Some have waited 5 years to become a citizen and that girl won’t take any responsibility. And another thing, Salma Hayek admitted she was an illegal alien, why is she still here?

  270. Mike G says:

    Illegal is illegal. Besides, if she is really that smart, she can be running Columbia in a few years.

  271. athroughz says:

    I don’t care if her GPA is 10.0, illegal is illegal and she’s an illegal alien and should be sent back to Columbia. If she wants to come back the legal way, by all means let her. But this is not her country, she’s not an American, she’s still an illegal immigrant and she needs to go back home. Deport her.

  272. Magneto says:

    Hey go to Home Depot get rid of the Mexican Child Molesters that hang out there. That nobody cares about. Leave this girl alone. This really is insane they are deporting her as an example to show Obamas group of thugs is doing something. But they chose her because now they can say how wrong it is. See what we had to do. Dont let her leave.

  273. al says:

    Good BYE . NOT A citizen

  274. Hera says:

    I am so sick of all these Illegal Invaders crying and whining that they should be allowed to stay in my country. They have stolen my tax dollars for their education and the use of my country. But they want more and more. Throw them all out NOW. And those people that want to help them can either pay back the USA for all the tax dollars these Invaders have stolen or leave with them. Fine with me.

  275. Mark White says:

    She was brought here when she was FOUR YEARS OLD.

    She had no input in the decision process of her parents.

    She should not be punished, she should stay

    1. Anthony Summers says:

      why is going to Columbia punishment?….Do you think the USA is better?

  276. alanwillingham says:

    She has remained living with criminals who smuggled an underage child across national borders and into a foreign country illegally. That kind of environment does not teach respect for this country and its laws.

    Just because your parents break into someone’s property does not in any way mean you deserve to profit from that theft.

  277. Joel D. Mrosek says:

    She says she “deserves” to be here. BS.

    The LEGAL kid who was salutatorian was robbed of being valedictorian. THAT person is the victim, not this girl.

    She is also stealing from those legal immigrants who became Americans legally. Don’t reward deviant behavior.

  278. bill says:

    Thats right keep making an exception for all the illegals so there is no reason for them to stop breaking our laws.
    Hell lets give her free health care and birthcontorl while we are at it.

    Put the blame where it really belongs.
    HER PARENTS! And the democrats who go out of their way NOT to find the illegals before it gets to this point.

  279. Alina Dominguez says:

    Have a safe trip!….bon voyage!

  280. Alina Dominguez says:

    She’s very intelligent…….enough to understand ‘laws’…….

  281. Alina Dominguez says:

    Columbia needs people with her brains.

  282. chills says:

    I feel for this young woman, I truly do, but the US is a nation of laws, not a nation of men.

  283. carrs_nhs says:

    If the judge told her that she is ordered to leave immediately after Obama’s family members including the illegal, DUI in MA. are ordered to leave, then she will never have to worry about leaving the USA

  284. Anthony Summers says:

    Let her stay in the USA,….with a FREE education…….OH,…and pay for her contraceptive pills too!

  285. Mike says:

    I honestly can’t blame illegals, with the way things are going under Barack Hussein I might have to sneak across to Mexico myself for a new life!

  286. texasgoat says:

    Her defense should be….I’m in this country because I was deprived of contraceptives in my native country.

  287. ElPolacko says:

    For every Illegal alien “success” story there are tens of thousands of tragic endings. Murders, rapes, anchor babies, drugs all at the tax payers expence.
    I’ve read that over 45,000 American citizens have been killed by illegals since 9-11 by murders, drunk drivers etc. Why don’t we ever hear those stories. They hit you drunk, in their cars and get out and just run away. That is a daily occurance in LA. So I feel sorry for this girl. If she’s that smart she’ll find a way back, hopefully legally and there will be a happy ending. But for the millions of illegals here sucking the system dry…it will get ugly! And there will be a reckoning!!!!!

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      I’d like to see some credible evidence for the claim you’ve made. Simply put, I don’t believe it. Not for a minute.

  288. mcrealist says:

    well all the south american countries as well as african countries dont work is because they cant help from stealing and lying to each other. Afircans cant stand when another human being has more then them so they killl them or rob them . Mexico and other south americans are the same

  289. Michael Netherton says:

    I am against illegal immigration, does not matter what country they may have originated from. This does not make sense to me though, so our judges are being quick about ordering the smart, talented, and possibly beneficial people out of the country? While leaving the criminals, moochers, and other undesirables to run amok? Why not offer a more expedited path of naturalization to those that show promise and become professionals and such?

  290. Robert C says:

    Colombia is a great country! And so is America. She has been given an incredible head start by being in the United States illegally. Far better than most people in the world. I would say get in line like everyone else and go through the procedures. Yes life sucks and jumping to the head of the line illegally sucks. If American didn’t spend so much of its time dealing with illegals, fake claims and refugees then maybe the current process for legals would be a better experience and more efficient. I would say to this lady. Count your blessings that you were able to get an incredible education, an incredible experience that most people in the world only dream of and go back to Colombia and excel!! You got your whole life ahead of you!

  291. jiggy says:

    With a 6.7 GPA, she could make her native country of Columbia a great place.

  292. Roberto Gonzales says:

    Its truly a shame her parents or whomever brought by committing a crime. As felons they certainly didn’t parent very well now did they.

  293. Nemo says:

    We are either a nation based upon laws or we aren’t. If she is here illegally, then she should be deported. She should never have been here in the first place. It has nothing to do with a person’s character.

  294. Miguel says:

    Too bad. So sad. Next time try going through the proper channels.

  295. Legal Sponsor says:

    So, can my wife and I get the year we had to spend apart while her LEGAL paperwork was processed by the immigration office, do we get back all the money we have spent these past 5 years meeting our obligations for my wife to be a LEGAL citizen, can I go to a Congressional member and request a break? OH, NO THEY JUST TRIPLED THE PRICE TO FINALIZE THE PAPERWORK. GO HOME AND DO THE RIGHT THING IT MIGHT MAKE YOU APPRECIATE WHAT REAL AMERICANS DO TO BE A CITIZEN. Great job getting a gpa that means nothing in the real world. I might add it would have been cheaper and easier just to walk across………………. but I guess we are the stupid ones.

  296. Tom Roberts says:

    The stinking pit this illegal came from needs Valedictorians. With more Valedictorians remaining in their garbage heap of a country, perhaps some progress could be made among the mass of breeding maniacs who fill every square inch of that land with rotting feces. But to make sure he doesn’t come back, please castrate him before he goes!

  297. Kelly Van Rijn says:

    Sure hate it. If this country would simply deny all benefits to illegals, sooner or later the word would get out that it doesn’t pay to break the law in the US. Unfortunately, so long as America coddles the illegals, they will continue to come here in droves, and whine when we actually try to apply the law to them.

  298. Sam Neil says:

    She was 4 when she arrived here and should not have to pay for her mother’s law breaking. She has proven herself to be a top rate citizen. Punish the mom, not the daughter who had no choice.

  299. nh says:

    Great that she’s done so well here. Now she can go back to Colombia and with her education help her own people over there. As a Colombian she should be there helping better the lives of her people with her education and drive.

  300. Brian Astby says:

    Finally, justice for the American Citizens, and all the immagrants who came here legally!

  301. Ben says:

    Did she apply for citizenship? I missed that part of the story. What are the laws and how did she follow them?

  302. adumbfish says:

    typical liberal media reporting. no mention of whether the parents are
    legal immigrants or what the heck this story is about — confusing.
    the story plays the sympathetic line. look, if she has to return to
    her native country, she will be a fine addition to work force where
    she ends up.

    geez do we have to go to the tissue box?

  303. Immortal_Rabinowitz says:

    In one word – OUT!
    Take you place in line, wait, come legally, and I will be first to hug you.

  304. Jack Spear says:

    The stupid inbred, conservative Christians commenting on here make me ashamed of our education system. You stupid imbeciles, how much control over your parents did you have when you were 4? Are you saying as a four year old this girl should have stopped her parents or turned herself in to ICE? Morons

  305. Rhett says:

    It has nothing to do with American opportunity. It has everything to do with those of us who pay tax so an illegal can get a free ride.

  306. tina says:

    Good for this Judge upholding our laws. Find every one of them and send them out bill Columbia deportation costs. They can come back through the front door legally-not illegally.

  307. pamIam says:

    Her PARENTS are at fault for making her a criminal, not US Immigration. They should have seen to it that she became a legal citizen, since they should have become citizens in the first place. Stop saying ANYTHING about immigration making America great unless you make it clear that it was LEGAL immigration-from people who passed through Ellis Island!!

  308. Deepupinya says:

    The issue is the cost, and the entitlement attitude from illegal aliens. We have to make an example of people right now in order to get some balance on the issue. The reason Romney will win is his hard line stance on illegals. Having property in California and Colorado, it is clear what illegals do the property values, which are directly tied to school enrollment. Send her home, and encourage her to get in line with others trying to be citizens.

  309. algoa456 says:

    What part of the word illegal does he not understand.

  310. Charlie says:

    Of course, we want our children to have the best life possible and the best education possible. The illegals in this country have deprived legal Americans of a job and lowered many Americans standard of living. Illegal still means against the law. She needs to go home

  311. DCLaw1111 says:

    This poor girl is a victim of her parents lack of ethics and poor judgement, She is not a victim og the US Government. The laws are clear, and have been in effect since her parents decided to disregard them

  312. F_This says:

    That’s the best news I’ve heard in a long time. Now watch Holders justice dept step in and save the day.

  313. AZWarrior says:

    Using the “logic” displayed by the left, we should not deport smart, motivated, good looking child molesters. Come on people, if you don’t like a law, CHANGE THE LAW, don’t just selectively apply it. That isn’t equal protection under the law as required by the Constitution. Oh, don’t want to do that? I didn’t think so.

  314. williaml says:

    what I can’t understand is why her legalization process that started a few YEARS AGO is not completed.

  315. Common_sense says:

    Am I missing something? First off not everyone in this country that isn’t a citizen came here illegally. Such as the case of a work visa. We don’t know how or why her parents moved to the U.S. However apparently they wanted to become citizens because the article clearly says a few years ago she was in the process of legalizing her status. To me, that means she has been trying to become a U.S. citizen the legal way. Knowing the bureaucracy of our government, you don’t think it’s possible that her case hasn’t been finalized but for whatever reason (maybe her mom going back to Columbia) that made her visa expire. To make these nasty comments without the full story just show’s how sad and irritated people have become due to the favoritism shown the border hoppers by our own government. I think all people who came here illegally, won’t learn English, and expect to be handed citizenship should be sent home no questions asked, To me it should be the same as any other crime that doesn’t have a statute of limitations. If you commit a crime but then behave for the next 20 years, that doesn’t change the fact you committed a crime and should pay the penalty. I don’t understand what is so hard to understand. From what I’m reading however, no crime was committed, it never says her or her parents came here illegally and she has applied for citizenship. That to me puts her in a different category altogether. I know the frustration over the arrogant campaigner in chief has been boiling over with everything he’s done, but use common sense and don’t pass judgement without all the facts. Now, if this read “she and her parents came here illegally when she was 4 but has been taught in our schools, and has never applied for citizenship” then yeah send her home, if she wants to come back then apply. that’s the difference

  316. jIM says:

    What’s wrong with Colombia??? Why can’t she live in Colombia? She could go to school get a job, be with her mother. What gives her the right to be an American Citizen when those who WAIT IN LINE don’t get in but those who SNEAK IN get front row status??? She needs to get at the back of the line. In the meantime go back to horrible Colombia, her HOME COUNTRY.

    1. Robert C says:

      First there is NOTHING wrong with Colombia. It is an awesome country FULL of potential and perfect for someone who has been educated under the American system. Send her back to Colombia and get in line with everyone else who does it legally! I have lived in Colombia and it has it problems but the women are incredible!!! So send her back.. STOP the burden on everyone going through the system legally!

    2. Robert C says:

      Colombia is not horrible. It really is a beautiful country. Full of potential, opportunities, excellent education and health care (for most things) sure its nice to have a specialist when you need one but most Americans can’t afford that anyways so really whats the difference. The only thing wrong here is the system applying the rules differently to the 1%’r. If the rules are wrong then change them and make it applicable to everyone. Them the breaks.

  317. Allan W says:

    The culprit here is not the judge, not the laws, but the parent who brought a child illegally into the country. The child must leave.

  318. Stu says:

    SIX POINT SEVEN!!! wow…she should already have a PHd.She must be the smartest ever!!! You would think the she can do telepathy…or does one get extra points for ethnicity and illegal status.While i do sympathize with her being a child,i would support she can stay if an illegal replacement to deport is ordered.

  319. Walter Lane says:

    Here’s something that troubles me: most of these comments are from people who ASSUME the young lady is illegal. Nowhere in the article does it describe her or her parents as being here illegally: all it states is that she is not a citizen. You can be here legally for decades and not be illegal. Give the girl the benefit of the doubt, people. Whatever happened to “innocent until PROVEN guilty? I seem to recall that THAT is a mainstay of our Constitution. Just because politicians forget our Constitution, why should we? I bet this young lady knows MORE about the Constitution than the people demonizing her.

    1. Robert C says:

      We’re only commenting on the article and the situation… innocent until proven guilty what disney world are you living in…. once you’ve made the news – that is it… even if you are innocent… tell that one to the judge!

      1. wiselatina2theright says:

        If ICE judges now use a high school GPA to determine whether or not to deport an illegal alien ….then most of the rest of the illegals would not be meet the criteria and should be deported ASAP. Enforce the law consistently, no exceptions, the law is not discretionary. Deport Daniela, Si Se Puede! Ya es Hora! 18 years in the U.S. illegally….enough is enough.

  320. Max17 says:

    Anyone who knows the Constitution knows that grades have nothing to do with American citizenship. If they did, Oblamer might not be a Kenyan – he’s supposedly hiding some of the best grades ever made at Harvard, after all.

    Smoke that on your way back to your “home country”.

  321. Max17 says:

    Wally Lane, get an education on the Constitution. That is the law of the land that defines “right and wrong”, not your silly emotions.

  322. Cyrano says:

    Deport her and send her family a bill for $120,000 — the cost of the education she stole.

  323. Dave Webb says:

    Has anyone considered that this is a child? Maybe we ought to read what is on the Statue of Liberty once or twice more.
    I suggest we give her a free pass for having been here since she was four.
    I suggest that her grades are above average and she has worked hard.
    But that might be considered an awful crime, working hard.
    Maybe President Obama can give her a free pass as part of executive powers. I have seen that done for less reason before.

  324. Wade says:

    Went to Columbia for medical reason? Huh? What kind of medical reasons send someone to Columbia? Isn’t it usually the other way around? Something smells funny about this whole situation.

  325. The Black Piper says:

    There is hope for America. There is at least one Judge left who still understands that his job is to enforce the law, not make it. And actually understands that someone who is in this Country illegally, is in violation of the law and is therefore a Criminal. We are a nation of laws and if you don’t agree with them, have your elected representatives change them.

  326. MJR says:

    Just say you will vote for obama…case closed…

  327. 13shadesofgray says:

    The article states that she is trying to become legal. That deserves credit, and I applaud her there. Do I feel sympathy for her situation? Yes. She was too young to make the decision to come here illegally, and is now having to face up to the illegal actions of her parents. Where is the anger at her parents? Always, it appears the anger is directed at America when these situations come to light. Her parents made the decision to enter this country without going through the legal, proper channels. They made the decision to become criminals. No matter how sad the story is, or the plight that “forced” them to come here, THEY BROKE THE LAW.

    Here’s to hoping that this hard-working young lady will be able to legalize her status, and that her parents will be held accountable for their decision to break the law.

    1. Jenny Bea says:

      Hello- you and I read the same thing- this girl is in the process of trying to become legal= she is not leeching off the system. She’s trying to right, and we should try to help encourage that type of behavior from people who want to be in this country.

  328. Barry says:

    Where are the compassionate conservatives? We need to take a smarter approach. No, she doesn’t deserve citizenship, but she doesn’t deserve deportation either. She can be granted a visa and given a chance. Her youngest memories are of being in the United States and being “American”. Just because the federal government has failed miserably at border enforcement, doesn’t mean this girl should suffer. She could be just the kind of thing that is needed in our current intellectiually challenged government-dependent society.

  329. david Wachtfogel says:

    A 6.87 GPA is a total impossibility. The kid may be good but she isn’t that good. Start with a lie, the story losses credibility.

  330. enoughAlready says:

    Every month we do not control ILLEGAL immigration we create more of these situation.

    It is extremely CRUEL to let this happen to people and its BECAUSE WE DO NOT ENFORCE OUR LAWS!

    Double or triple LEGAL immigration, get rid of the ridiculous red tape that makes it so long and difficult…..but for gosh sakes if you care about people we MUST stop illegal immigration or this will happen more and more.

  331. Emigrant says:

    The lesson that people should learn is that as the powers that be get more invasive in trying to control an evermore questioning public is that you need to keep a low profile. Make as much money and save enough in order to finance your move to some country of your choice. My family did exactly that and emigrated last year. Best move ever and no looking back🙂

  332. ender says:

    it doesnt matter whether indians or europeans settled america first. its irrelevant. it doesnt matter that she is an exceptional student. it doesnt matter where she came from or whether she remembers that country at all. what matters is that there is a law of the land and that law is supposed to be enforced. she should be deported and her family too.

    that said the immigration laws of the usa are insane. they should be deporting EVERYONE illegally in the country asap. they should be securing the borders to stop further illegal immigration. they should drastically increase the numbers of legal immigrants allowed in the country. they should simplify the process. they should be looking for the best and brightest to immigrate and she is the ideal of what america needs in terms of immigrants.

  333. Glenn McGahee says:

    Not one person as mentioned the overcrowded schools here in South Florida and the fact that all students have suffered because of the need to help Spanish speaking children keep up while teaching them English also. Thats why the funding for these same schools have suffered and teachers have been laid off. Who has this child been living with since her mother has retuened to Columbia? Why didn’t she take her daughter with her? How was this not noticed earlier? Because it is so common perhaps?

  334. Glenn McGahee says:

    “Normal” courses Honors/AP courses
    Grade Percentage GPA Percentage GPA
    A 90–100 3.5–4.0 90–100 4.5–5.0
    B 80–89 2.5–3.49 80–89 3.5–4.49
    C 70–79 1.5–2.49 75–79 2.5–3.49
    D 60–69 1.0–1.49 70–74 2.0–2.49
    E / F 0–59 0.0–0.99 0–69 0.0–1.99

    1. Vicky Bevis says:

      -Wow, Glenn. When I was in school, about the time SAT/ACTs peaked in the early 60’s, below 70 was failing. You chose your discipline according to your future plans-college, trade school, or just going into the work force-& grades were the same no matter what.

      I also know that my Nursing School, after I left, raised their passing to 75.

      This “new” grading system “reeks” of “All are equal; it’s just that SOME are MORE equal than OTHERS.”

      1. SirGareth says:

        Raw scores mean nothing. You can all be geniuses and get 100% tests written for dummies (I’m speaking of government schools here)

        Here are the grading standards

        Two standard deviations above the norm (the top 2.3% of the class) a real A
        One standard deviations above the norm (the next 13.6%) a real B
        The middle norm (68.2% in the middle) a real C
        One standard deviation below the norm (13.6%) a real D
        Two standard deviations below the norm (the bottom 2.3%)

        These are real grades not fairy tale grades. In a class of 100 on average there would be about 2 ‘A’s, 14 ‘B’s, 68 ‘C’s, 14 ‘D’s and 2 ‘F’s

        This gives real meaning to grades. The only controversial part is in establishing the “norm”

        Is in international, inter-generational, or simply a local thing where even A students shine in a class full of idiots?

  335. Dewey says:

    This is a classic example of the slippery slope this country has gotten into by giving legitimacy to the “…through no fault of their own.” argument. Until politicians get rid of “Birth Right” citizenship for illegals (even those hear on legal work visas), this problem will explode. It already has. Children of illegals are citizens of their parents home country. They should be deported with their parents. Why do we have national sovereignty laws if we’re going adhere to an open border policy? Especially when those taking advantage have no desire to pursue LEGAL paths to citizenship.

  336. Kayla says:

    Not that Wikipedia is the be-all end-all, but it says:

    Weighted GPA
    Some high schools, to reflect the varying skill required for different level courses and to discourage students from selecting easy ‘A’s, will give higher numerical grades for difficult courses, often referred to as a weighted GPA. For example, two common conversion systems used in honors and advanced placement courses are: A = 5 or 4.6; B = 4 or 3.5; C = 3 or 2.1; D = 1; E/F = 0[5].

    Another policy commonly used by 4.0-scale schools is to mimic the eleven-point weighted scale (see below) by adding a .33 (one third of a letter grade) to an honors or advanced placement class. (For example, a B in a regular class would be a 3.0, but in an honors or AP class it would become a B+, or 3.33).

    Sometimes the 5-based weighting scale is used for AP courses and the 4.6-based scale for honors courses, but often a school will choose one system and apply it universally to all advanced courses. A small number of high schools use a 5 point scale for Honors courses, a 6 point scale for AP courses, and/or a 3 point scale for courses of below average difficulty.

    ELEVEN POINT SYSTEM
    A few high schools in the United States use an eleven-point system. In this system, one point is usually added to weight a more challenging course. Numerical values are applied to grades as follows: A = 11; A− = 10; B+ = 9; B = 8; B− = 7; C+ = 6; C = 5; C− = 4; D+ = 3; D = 2; D− = 1; E/F = 0.

    A very few American high schools use a twelve-point system, which differs from the above only in using the grade A+, to which the value 12.0 is applied.

    I still think it’s weird and fishy that she has a 6.7 GPA. Looks like FL is trying to boost their grade appearances to be competitive.

  337. dbeall says:

    If I broke into your house and did all the laundry, vacuumed, dusted, swept and mopped the floors, cooked you dinner and then asked you to let me stay, would you? The law is the law.

  338. Calypso says:

    Expect Obama to phone her and give her his heartfelt support. He’s not above pulling any shenanigans deemed necessary to fool the sheeple.

    He needs Florida’s latino voters to win, and the US is such a mean country because it has immigration laws. Plus, he cares so much for them. NOT!

    He’s the ultimate slimey politician who cares only to be re-elected and zero for the people and the country.

  339. jimmy says:

    She should be required to take an illegal family member under each arm as she leaves.

  340. Frank Castle says:

    What part of ‘illegal’ do people not understand?

  341. Jack Rail says:

    One can feel bad for the chick, but the law has to start somewhere. Everybody – every last illegal – has a sad story. You feel bad for them all. But feelings are no basis for law.

  342. docpsych34 says:

    What’s not fair is that the law doesn’t apply the same to everyone. Can’t we all just follow the law and let the chips fall. The Lib media is constantly jerking the public around with these bleeding heart stories. I’m sick of it.
    Never ever vote for a Democrat!!!

  343. Woody says:

    If there is even a slight chance of a blood relationship to Obamaklaat’s ILLEGAL ALIEN relatives she can claim the Auntie Zeituni and Uncle Oingoboingo “me too” defense.

  344. Darla says:

    I am natural American citizen who married a foreign national, lived in his country for eight years and had children there. I had two children, born in his country and had to go through legal process to get their dual citizenship status.
    Why should any laws be broken to allow a non-American to illegally break the laws of our country just because she and her family have been smarter than our system and out-smarted it for all the years since she has been here illegally since she was four? Go back to your country and enter and apply legally to be a citizen here. Don’t break our laws and say you are a true American just because you have a high g.p.a and know OUR national anthem. You have received a free education at taxpayers expense and if you truly love America and want to be an American, act like a true American Patriot and don’t use the media to try to outdo the laws of our country.

  345. ca says:

    iust think what a blessing this young lady could be to her home country, and her mother there

  346. Enchanted says:

    i don’t care what GPA the student has. It is obvious the student doesn’t understand the definition of illegal .

  347. Richard Bishop says:

    Illegal is Illegal. It doesn’t matter what she has done since she has been here. Her mother brought her here illegally and if she really wants to become a citizen she needs to follow the law like everyone else who has ever came here, like my great grandparents.

  348. Lee says:

    If illegal immigrants don’t have to obey laws then why should we? Illegal immigrants are caught all the time driving without a license here in Iowa. The worsee that happens is that they may get their car towed. Yet I personally know of a w American who is in jail for driving without a license.

  349. DaMav says:

    Finally, a good judge willing to enforce the law. And another lousy journalist who only gives voice to one side in the debate.

  350. Michael says:

    “I’ve done everything an American child has done” – with the exception of following the law. If her marks were that high, I would presume that basic Constitutional law and civics was part of her course of study. That being said, she should apply for citizenship and be done with it.

    I’m sorry that LAW is inconvenient, but it applies to everyone. …or is this a case of if you were naturalized citizen, you wouldn’t be able to get a boatload of college money illegal aliens get and citizens don’t?

  351. Clete Torres says:

    Let her stay, and deport Obama and his illegal alien aunt and uncle.

  352. Harley2002 says:

    Illegal all I can say is Bye Bye. To bad she can’t be charged for the money that was used to educate her. She also took up a classroom seat that a citizen should have had.

  353. Lee says:

    Illegals don’t have to obey our laws so why should we? Americans should steal identities, commit fraud by getting jobs with fake ID”s, pay little or no taxes by maximizing W4 deteductions etc. We should drive without a license or insurance. We should provide fake ID’s to police etc. Problem is that we go to jail for the very things illegals do every day.

  354. Harley2002 says:

    Wow sure doesn’t look like she is missing out on any of her Food Stamp meals.

  355. Jim Shue says:

    Leave the kid alone, deport Obama and his illegal aunt and uncle.

  356. Cry and Howl says:

    Why is everyone’s panties in a wad? She ain’t gong anywhere. This is just the typical feel sorry for someone b.s. we get from the media.

  357. Gretchen Berry says:

    No one has the “RIGHT” to be here except those of us who narfe born here. No one “Deserves” to be here either. I am sure that I am older than most of you who have commented and probably old enough to be most of your Mother’s.

    It is time to change the law. If your parent or parents are here illegally and you are born here, it should not make you an automatic citizen.

    There are duties and obligations to being an American, most of which most of you don’t know. It is wrong for those who are tryiing to enter the country legally are being cast aside. I know from which I speak. My father was one of those who was here on a student visa and had to leave and go back to his native country and get on the list of those who were applying to enter the US legally because they wanted to become a citizen.

    I am alkways amazed when people say they just want to be good citizens when the fiurst thing they do is break the law to get here.

  358. MG says:

    So she came here illegally, and lied since she was 4, what is the problem? Throw her out! The law is quite clear, and she has no legal standing to be here. Grades do not play into the equation. Get the illegals out, no amnesty! They figured how to get here, now let them figure out how to go home at no expense to us. I’m quite sure she has been getting free services from our government already!

  359. Sidney says:

    Great! Now this chubby border busting bimbo will return home and become an anti-american revolutionary. Next Obama will be calling her on the telephone with a job offer.

  360. sky says:

    Try to cross over the Belize border into Mexico, and Mexican border guards will shoot you with high-powered rifles. Are you aware of the fact that foreigners cannot even own land in Mexico?

    And they complain about our policies…..to hell with them

    South and Central America are full of intelligent agents, death squad members, cartel murderers, black-magic practitioners (who practice human sacrifice), and every kind of thief/lowlife.

    Illegals are a National emergency. They do the jobs that our poor people used to depend on for a living. 12-20 million Americans are currently unemployed. 12-20(?) million Illegals are currently in the country.

    Not only should these people do jail time before being deported; all of their property should be confiscated because it was earned during the commission of a crime (the crime of being here).

    The silence from our traitors in office and law enforcement is deafening.

  361. Pumpkicker says:

    I am little confussed. Where is her father? Since the Mother returned to Columbia why did the daughter not return? Who has she been living with? Can they be charged with a crime – any were from harboring a known illegal to some form of illegial child care?

    BTW, I find it amazing the education system has created new math that in a 4.0 system you can get more than 4.0 — I understand what is going on but how you get to something above 6.0 is un real!

    Also not sure why so many people from former Spanish colonies think boarders an laws mean nothing to them … Guess it is all part of the Liberation Movement.

  362. Geoff says:

    Vaya con Dios sweetie.

    Be sure to direct your anger where it’s warranted–at your mother and father for not applying for a Visa, waiting their turn, and coming in to this country according to immigration law. Be mad at your parents.

  363. patriot says:

    She is IL-legal. Send her back. Period. End of discussion

  364. Logical1 says:

    Illegal is still illegal. Perhaps the money spent to educate her and her fellow invaders could have been spent to provide a better education to American citizen students. Before you accuse me of being racist, let me say that both my wife and oldest daughter are LEGAL immigrants. Using our tax dollars to pay for an education,. or healthcare, or housing for illegals has the feel of being forced to help a burglar load your possessions into his car then buy him lunch. Illegal means something is against the LAW and should not be rewarded.

  365. Crazymind says:

    If my children owe a dollar for lunch money, their transcripts are not released. I believe anyone who is illegal and attending a public school should not have their transcripts released. The liberals judges force taxpayers to cover the expense of illegals educations, but do not release the transcripts.

    1. AmericaRepent says:

      AMEN TO THAT CRAZYMIND! AND, my kids go to private school (because I believe the public school system is not worthy of any child), and to parallel your transcript story, our schools won’t even release a report card to the parents if their tuition is not paid on time or their fundraising obligations are not met!

      This chick thinks her sob story is going to stick or have weight with tapped out Americans! She is out of her mind, and so are her parents. They’ve had more than enough time, almost 2 decades, to make good on citizenship, and now we get this stupid line I CAN RECITE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. And she lies and says I AM AN AMERICAN! YOU ARE NOT AN AMERICAN.

      THIS IS THE PROBLEM….all the definitions have changed, and No Bama changed them. Changed and violated all the laws. Obama is no citizen, so of course, he wants to let all the aliens in!!! Because you stole from America for 18 years does not make you an American. Because the Antichrist in the White House is not a natural born citizen, gives the Antichrist no birthright to anything–he is the spawn of Satan. And so goes his ilk. Comes in all forms, shapes and sizes. Even little girls posing as illegal Valedictorians grasping for sympathy.

      KICK HER BUTT OUT, AND OBAMA’S TOO, AFTER HE IS TRIED FOR TREASON & HIGH CRIMES!

  366. Johnny says:

    Good bye, take care. Illegal is ILLEGAL

  367. bnchy says:

    I’m sure she is a very smart kid but these inflated GPA’s are ridiculous. Our government education sucks!!! Unfortunately it’s all on purpose so that the Dependocrats can increase even more the percentage of Americans who are totally dependent upon government because they are so too stupid to get a good job or start a business. As far as this young lady, it’s a VERY tough issue because she did not make the decision to come here illegally. At the very least, her parents should be deported. I would give her the option of staying if she immediately applies for citizenship. If she wants to leave because her parents are being deported that is her choice. I know it’s tough but we either enforce our laws or we don’t. It is unfair to the millions of people in foreign countries who ARE following our laws and have legally applied for citizenship.

  368. NY9Solyndra says:

    Be here legally or go home, even if you are smart or have some other special talent.

    It’s pretty simple.

  369. Ceefour says:

    Of course the good student had to leave, she was making the rest of the dozers look bad.

  370. Travis74 says:

    Not only should she be deported but she and her family should repay the taxpayers for all the assistance she received (education, foodstamps, housing, healthcare). Why does the media, and liberals think that mentioning her gpa somehow negates the FACT that she is a criminal. Her grades are irrelevant. She is here illegally and has been for years. Deport her and her family, and they can get in line and wait to come back LEGALLY. Who knows what diseases her parents brought to this country (one of them left because of medical reasons). This is why we have immigration laws. To screen out criminals, infected carriers, lunatics etc. Yet illegals and their liberal supporters think they should be allowed to come here, live off the taxpayers, and be granted citizenship because they got good grades. Is this the “Change” osama was talking about?

  371. Joe says:

    It’s not about GPA or anything else. Her parents are at fault. They are the reason she is being deported and should be. Congrats on your education. Now use it back home. And apply to come into this country legally unlike your parents. Legal Law means something. Sadly, she was caught by the criminality of her parents. When is her flight? I’d like to see her off, wish her luck and encourage her to apply legally to enter the US. We need good people. So apply.

  372. tnmccoy says:

    For once, a judge is doing the correct thing. Her friend Emily says “She’s worked even harder than I have and she’s being denied something so simple that I and a lot of other Americans take for granted.” Well, Emily, she is NOT an American. She is here illegally, and she deserves immediate deportation. Ask the millions of Americans now being forced to pay for the illegals what they think. Ask them if they’re happy at the reduction of job opportunities because of illegals. Emily, your friend has been here since she was four. Why didn’t she seek legalization long before this?

  373. fidel305 says:

    “I’ve done everything that an American child has done.”

    Except be here legally. Bill her for public services and education she sole from us while she was here and deport her.

    Besides, with her weight problem she will cost too much under obamacare

  374. ATRUEAMERICAN says:

    Comrade Obama will save her from deportation. He needs to Hispanic vote.

  375. DEPORTEMALL says:

    LISTEN UP OBAMA SOCIALISTS! Stop traipsing these little poor, pathetic little children before us thinking it will change our minds on illegal aliens….It ain’t workin’ ! Deport her and her whole illegal family if they are illegal. As far as we’re concerned, she got away with grand larceny for 18 years and so did her parents. Kick them all out! Valedictorian? Can’t be too smart. If she was such a genius, she would’ve known this day would come sooner or later.

    ADIOS MUCHACHAS!

  376. brian says:

    Since the government, now in control of the US, is illegal I’m not sure any law in the US is valid, including immigration law.

  377. Ched says:

    Daniela, marry an American.

  378. AmericaGreat says:

    If the Government allows her to stay, she will vote Democrat. So what do you think the Government is going to do…

  379. Ringer says:

    So if she had been an avaerage student it would be ok to deport her.
    She and her parents have broken our laws. There are consequences for your actions no matter the age or ability.
    Leave and apply for a valid visa and apply for citizenship.

  380. Lee says:

    To be in this country illegally how many of our laws have they broken? First they crossed our borders illegally. To work here you need a Social Security number. Who was it stolen from? Or did they lie to get it? Are they working off the books? To get around you need a drivers license. All of these things are crimes! How many American’s have had there identities stolen it could be anything from a minor inconvenience to ruining someone’s life. It could cost that person thousands of dollars to rectify. My question is if illegals are allowed to break laws than which ones can I break. After all it’s only fair.

  381. Lee says:

    ICE has already announce that they will not deport anyone who might be covered by the DREAM Act. So this girl will NOT be deported. The reporting is just politics.

    1. Frank Lee. Speaking says:

      This looks like a good place to post a comment I wrote before seeing Lee’s comment about ICE.

      If Daniela Pelaez can manage to stay in the United States a little longer, she may well be a beneficiary of the D.R.E.A.M. Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors). Given her current situation and her plans to go to college, she could well be on her way to permanent residency status and citizenship before long.

      A version of the bill passed the House by a vote of 216-198 in December, 2010. A previous version bill failed by a 52-44 vote in the Senate in 2007 — because a 60-vote majority was required for it to advance. If Democrats maintain a majority in the Senate, I see them as likely to come up with a way to get around the 60-vote requirement that caused it to fail before.

      We may not hear much about the D.R.E.A.M. Act in the months leading up to the November elections, but we’ll start hearing about it soon afterwards if obama is re-elected.

      If the D.R.E.A.M. Act becomes law, I wonder if all those screaming here that we have to enforce our laws will become silent? Actually, I’d almost bet on it.

  382. Lee says:

    I don’t want to obey our laws either. Since illegal immigrants don’t get prosecuted for identity theft, fraud, driving without a license, driving without insurance I think I’ll do the same. And because my skin is light I would go to jail. I know some who is rotting in Illinios jail for driving with out a license. In fact it is official policy in California to let unlicensed illegals drive away.

  383. Amelio says:

    Don’t blame her. Blame her parents. This not about feelings and emotions, it is about law. She is legal or she is not legal. If she is legal she stays. If she is not legal she goes. Simple.

  384. Lee says:

    Illegal immigrants are encouraged to come into our country by our federal government. They are exempt from most laws. Even if arrested and convicted they don’t go to prison… they go home for a short vacation. Jaime Alvarado of Salt Lake City claimed to be an illegal immigrant to avoid prison. We know about it only because he came home to Salt Lake City and got caught in his lie. How many violent criminals are just sent home and allowed to walk back into our communities?

  385. Hedley Lamar says:

    OK… she’s a really smart illegal. A lot of people in prison are really smart also. If there’s an exemption in the legal codes based on IQ, I haven’t heard about it.

  386. ADB says:

    As a former ’87 NMSHS graduate, naval officer and native floridian, I call on the state and federal authorities to rescind this order and afford this exemplary student the opportunities she deserves by granting her naturalization. She’s proven to the state and nation she has what this country needs and expects from it’s students; and I might add that she’s done it better than most spoiled Americans in less stressful situations. Simply put she’s earned it and I would be proud to serve with and defend this young lady as a fellow citizen.

    Get rid of some of the hate monger’s in this post as an offset. This nation would be better of without them for certain! LET HER STAY!!

    1. Jenny Bea says:

      If you can help her, why don’t you? The article states that she was in the process of obtaining her legal status. She would be a great contributor to society. She’s smart- capable- all that. Help her out if you can- don’t just post an anonymous comment online. Make a phone call.

      1. ADB says:

        way ahead Jenny

      2. pat barker says:

        how about she’s been an illegal alien for as long as she been in this nation…what part of illegal do u not understand??

    2. Lt. Wilkes says:

      I serve in the armed forces and I DO NOT support this.

      I say send the troops to the borders where the REAL war is!

      1. ADB says:

        Your lack of compassion really saddens me. I would have thought fellow brethren would have learned more given their exposure to the real world.

  387. ElPolacko says:

    My wife is Native American and she thinks we ALL need to go. She wants the illegals out here also. So listening to an illegal alien supporter using the Indian argument for their right to stay is rediculous.

  388. Avrum Halevi says:

    Adios, chica

  389. Lee says:

    Interesting that a reporter was able ias a fnd an intelligent illegal immigrant. We have lots of illegals in Iowa… and almost all of them are uneducated and dumb as a box of rocks. Most never got past 8th grade. We have millions of educated citizens out of work while millions of illiterate illegals have their jobs. Clearly we have been betrayed by both political parties. No wonder many are turning to the far right in desperation. nsm88.org It’s not about hate it’s about survival.

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      It might surprise you, Lee, but there are a few of us here who can come close to figuring out what is going on with NSM88 without visiting the website. My guess is something like National Socialist Movement — with the following 88 standing for the 8th letter in the alphabet repeated: HH. The HH would stand for Heil Hitler — making NSM88 a Nazi organization. Am I right? I’ll check now. . . . Bullseye.

  390. Curtis says:

    I still cannot believe this. Originally, it was up to the States to grant citizenship, not the federal government. THERE NEEDS TO BE A UNIFORM IMMIGRATION POLICY IN PLACE.

    But we are turning our backs on people who want to be citizens of this country because we feel that they are depriving us of things. Let’s simply do this. Ask the people of the United States of America what specifically they want us to do.; There’s no reason on earth that we don’t have a cut and dried situation here. We are taking people who have worked hard to earn citizenship and turned them away, then in turn granted amnesty en mass to people who simply hate this country and it’s people.

    To me it’s this simple. Either you want to be here, and want to be an American, or you don’t. Everywhere on the face of the planet, people are becoming displaced, and have nowhere to go. People are suffering at the hands of brutal regimes, and want to leave that behind for a better life. IF they take up residence here, and are willing to abide by our laws, learn our ways, and become productive citizens of this country, then there needs to be a way for them to do so, that is streamlined, and plainly states what is expected of them should they desire to become citizens of this country. Simple.

    We are crating a group of people out there who take the time and effort to do so, only to have the door slammed in their face. Then in turn, we take people who have no real understanding of us, and grant them amnesty?

    The worst part of all of this is that we, as americans are starting to turn away from our own beliefs and let these people change how we think. That is unacceptable. This is the USA! We don’t create problems, we solve them. We can solve this problem, and we need to. I don’t believe that will happen by sealing our borders, and calling it quits.

    If we were doing this like we should, instead of complaining about laborers, we would be begging for them. There is much work to be done, and not enough people to do it. There’s a global market out there, and other countries are pulling out all the stops to stay on top of it. When did we decide to give up?

    Do you really think we’ll win anything the way we’re doing this? These people shouldn’t be costing us, they should be earning, and helping us earn. The way this is currently is no one’s fault but our own.

    I guess the bottom line is, do we still want to American?

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      Curtis, we do have a uniform immigration policy in place. One of the main problems with it — probablyt the main problem — is that we’re not enforcing it. If our immigration laws (and policies) had been enforced, our immigration situation would be much, much better than it is. Nowhere near perfect, of course, but a long way from the out of control situation we find ourselves in.

      I can state in a few words what our immigration policy should be at the top level: Make it easy for good people to immigrate to the United States and hard for bad people to do so. The devil will be in the details.

  391. elbon55 says:

    I am a white middle-class American male. Why do I have to obey the laws yet others don’t because of the color of their skin or where they were born? This girl is one sad story but there are many illegals here who should not be here. Send her back to Columbia and she can apply for a visa.

  392. Craigmk1974 says:

    They probably figured that since she was an overachiever, she would be of no use for the democrat party. The democrat party wants immigrants who will become dependent on government, not people who can take care of themselves.

  393. wonderin says:

    A 6.7 GPA? How do you get a 6.7 GPA? Is this some sort of affirmative action grading system?

    1. Lt. Wilkes says:

      You CAN’T! It’s a sensationalist story for the meager-minded population to grasp onto and stir up controversy. It’s an agenda, plan and simple; made to further diminish our sovereignty and laws – making people more complacent to the travesty of illegal immigration.

  394. Dennis says:

    I think she will have a wonderful opportunity in Colombia to help her country develop in the future. Maybe she can taken what she learned here and help in her legal, native country. She can also be an aid and comfort to her mother

  395. ubber says:

    Look at her, another obese double chin, cheeze burger eating slob. Yup she looks American, let her stay!

  396. Daisy says:

    Is it even possible to have a 6.7 GPA ?

  397. hisako says:

    Let’s see she has been sucking this country and Florida dry with her use of facilities intended for citizens for 14 years and now we should feel sorry for her because she is being sent back with a fine free education and all the rest she has acquired at the expense of the taxpayers? I DON”T THINK SO. Now that you are so damn smart come back LEGALLY!

  398. Frank L. Speaking says:

    The Constitution of the United States (as interpreted by the Supreme Court) is the ultimate law of the land. There are twice as many uses of the word “person” in it as there are of the word “citizen.” There are several places where I would prefer that the word “citizen” were used instead of “person,” but the law is what the Constitution says, not what I think it should say. Otherwise, we couldn’t come anywhere close to having a government of laws rather than of men.

    While it’s true that the girl is not an American citizen, it’s not true that she has no “right to protest, march, demand rights and benefits and privileges of citizenship in” the United States. Foreigners have the right to do all of the things listed. Some of the things she asks for (“demands” in the first sentence) might be given to her. If she is made a citizen by an Act of Congress signed into law, she will then be an American citizen and can stay here. Otherwise, she should be deported — after whatever due process she’s entitled to as a foreigner, a Colombian and not an American.

    Does anyone know for sure whether or not obama can make her a citizen by executive order? I certainly hope he can’t, but maybe he can.

    1. Lt. Wilkes says:

      That interpretation sounds like something activist judges would say. Whether the Constitution states “person” or “citizen” doesn’t matter; it is the law of the U.S. and its CITIZENS. Not a loophole or a tool of infiltration for a non-assimilating foreign entity.

      Hence, why there are laws AGAINST illegal immigration; and I believe they should be enforced to the fullest extent and without compromise.

  399. Frank L. Speaking says:

    The girl did not commit fraud by going to public schools. The law of the land (Plyler v. Doe) is that illegal alien children must be provided a free public education through high school the same as citizens. I’m not particularly happy with that decision, but it’s the law — until something is done to supersede it.

  400. Urdguasm says:

    White Americans (and even some not so white Americans) are uncomfortable with the browning of America. I can’t say I blame them. How would Mexicans feel if Mexico were being overrun by black Nigerians? Or how would Nigerians feel if Nigeria were being overrun by Mandarin Chinese? Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad if the rest of the world were diversifying as much as America and Europe for that matter (e.g. all those reports that Muhammmad is now one of the most popular names given to infant boys in England these days). But the non-white world ISN”T diversifying: China is as Chinese as ever, Mexico is as Mexican as ever, India is as Indian as ever, etc. Enforcing immigration laws and pushing native-born American kids to pursue careers in medicine and engineering (so that we don’t need to import these professionals from the third world) can help slow the browning, but it won’t stop it, and within our current politicial system it simply can’t be stopped. Maybe it’s time for all those uncomfortable white Americans to accept and even try to embrace the change; maybe global browning is bad kharma for centuries of white imperialism over the rest of the world; maybe it’s what Jesus meant when he said that “the meek shall inherit the earth”.

  401. New York Nick says:

    Make a trade, she can stay if that community turns in 10 criminals by the end of the month. How’s that? I’m sure they know of a few…

  402. Jenny Bea says:

    She’s in the process of becoming legal? Isn’t that what we want? I know I do. I’m very anti-ILLEGAL immigration- but this girl is in the processes. Let her stay and complete the process to become legal. She’s not a flake- she’ll be a productive member of society, and in a position to be a good contributor to her community. Her children will probably follow in her footsteps. Let her finish the legal processes. That- to me- is the crux of this story. She is trying to do right- not just get a free ride.

    1. Amelio says:

      I agree with a twist. Let her LEAVE and come back once she is legal. You really can’t argue with that…

      1. Jenny Bea says:

        I can argue with that. While she is waiting on approval, she can start college and start paying taxes, and improving her situation, so she’s not stuck with a high school education. What good would it do anyone to make her go back to Columbia? We have her registered- we know who she is. Let’s get her a number or card or whatever issued to allow her to get a job, paying taxes, and enrolled in school. I can wait on approval of citizenship (never mind student or working visas), as long as it’s in process.

      2. Amelio says:

        Your logic is skewed. If you want her to stay here until the legal process is completed then you would have no problem with her not receiving government funding for college e.g. FAFSA. Would it not be cleaner for her to leave and then COME BACK WHEN LEGAL?

  403. malcom says:

    the problem is we take so long to deport. Once an illegal is found they should be deported within 18 hrs. And all thier belongings should be sold off to assist in payment for deportation. It’s trasonous to help an illegal and its just as wrong as if anyone would help a pedophile, a bank robber or any other person who committs a crime.

  404. Lt. Wilkes says:

    Being a “valedictorian” in a Miami school system doesn’t really say much, considering the “quality” of education in the city.

    If this said “valedictorian” is so-called educated then she would have taken the time to respect her host country and applied for citizenship.

    Seeing these “people” getting special treatment under the burden of the American taxpayer. As a veteran and ranking officer in the armed forces I will say that this is a disservice to the citizens of the U.S. and the foundations of law. While our families fight wars overseas the REAL war and enemies are at the Southern border.

    I am NOT the only serviceman who thinks this way.

  405. Frank L. Speaking says:

    I’ve noticed that some Brit twit who calls herself baz has repeatedly insisted that we Americans have no right to the land we inhabit — because it should still belong to Native American Indians. Somehow, I think that we’d be hearing something quite different if we were still a British colony.

    Not that it matters much, baz, but I have plenty of ancestors who were Native American Indians. You do realize that some of them did inter-marry with Europeans.

  406. Emotioncloudstheissue says:

    Is she here legally? The answer is, “No”.
    Is everyone bound to follow our laws? The answer is, “Yes”.
    She must follow the path to legal immigration.

  407. chris1 says:

    Kick out all illegals.They steal American jobs.
    Could care less if this person was a pediatric brain surgeon

  408. Frank L. Speaking says:

    The poster calling herself baz hasn’t been around for a while, but in case she comes back, this is to clear up a point (one of several) on which she is ignorant. It would be uncivil to call her stupid, so I won’t do that — even though she has done as much several times.

    “Illegal alien” is the term used for foreign nationals in the United States illegally. I’d be surprised if the same term isn’t used in other countries where English is the native language. It’s a natural.

  409. EazyE says:

    This statement “The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency released this statement: “ICE will not take any action … while [she] pursues additional legal options. Upon conclusion of [the] appeal, ICE will review this matter to determine whether an exercise of discretion is warranted.” IS FACISM. The unequal application of the law by unelected bureaucrats is fascism. Brace yourself, more is coming.

  410. Larry Croft says:

    We will see how serious we are enforcing the immigration laws.

  411. Jon says:

    Reading these comments make me happy that I’m leaving this country

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      I’m glad you’re leaving, too, Jon Boy.

  412. Kaliwind says:

    The judge is correct. I applaud him for applying our laws. Now let’s see the rest of the illegals sent back home. This girl may be productive but I live in Texas where more than one-third of our prison population are illegal immigrants. These people should never have been here and now our tax dollars are supporting them after they have been apprehended, tried and convicted for felony offenses. And what about ICE? It’s a joke. They send letters telling people to give themselves up for deportation instead of picking them up. Needless to say these people do not report in and no one from ICE goes looking for them.

  413. Jon Weiss says:

    I’m wondering how she managed a “6.7 GPA”? Either Miami has one seriously skewed system or this girl is delusional.

    I graduated High School with near straight “A’s” and my GPA is 3.92.

    6.7? How does that work?

  414. Bob Barker says:

    Sure it is unfortunate for her, but every country has the right to protect her sovereignty. The fact that she is a good, smart student is not relevant. She and her parents broke the law by coming to this nation, and sending her back sets a good example. Otherwise, we are liable to share the fate of the Roman Empire, who was overrun by Barbarians “just trying to find a better life”.

  415. Ugh says:

    Citizenship should be awarded based on what you have to offer this country. While I am generally opposed to illegal immigration, I believe granted citizenship this young lady will contribute to our nation not become a drain upon it. She should be granted a stay to complete the necessary forms and processing them should be expedited. If she can qualify great, if there is something in her background that makes her ineligible, then so be it. She had her shot. Our efforts to kick out illegals should start with those who are a drain on society, like Aunt Zeituni who is living in subsidized housing, and Uncle Onyango who is tying up our court system with his alcohol related offenses.

    1. Frank L. Speaking says:

      “If she can qualify great, if there is something in her background that makes her ineligible, then so be it.” There is, indeed, something in her background that makes her ineligible to become a citizen: she’s an illegal alien. Illegal aliens are required to leave the country and enter legally to get themselves on a path to citizenship.

      There’s probably a way around that “requirement,” but I don’t know what it is. If and when the D.R.E.A.M. Act is signed into law, people in this girl’s situation will be able to become citizens without first leaving the country and re-entering.

  416. JMdoomed says:

    okay she’s had her 15 minutes. give her a make over, a blog and send her on her way. You don’t pick your parents.

  417. Frank L. Speaking says:

    Decided to make this a stand-alone comment, rather than commenting on a previous comment.

    Illegal aliens can’t serve in the U.S. military, not if they are known to be in the country illegally.

  418. Frank L. Speaking says:

    Now as a stand-alone comment, because I’ve seen repeated misinformation.

    The girl did nothing illegal by going to public schools. The law of the land (Plyler v. Doe) is that illegal alien children must be provided a free public education through high school the same as citizens.

    I’m not particularly happy with that decision, but it’s the law — until something is done to supersede it.

  419. dave beall says:

    Send all the congressmen, senators, president and his banksters to Columbia, and keep the good people here.