She was ordered deported and was held for over 35 days at an immigration detention center in Alabama. She later was granted a one year reprieve to finish college. Not many people liked that idea. Primarily, the open borders/blanket amnesty advocates and fellow illegal immigrants thought it a good idea.
She graduated in May 2011. According to one of her supporters, at the time of her 2010 arrest, her intention was to get her degree, then return to Mexico. What happened? In keeping with President Obama’s back-door amnesty actions, she was granted yet a second one-year reprieve, to expire in May of this year. How many people are cognizant of the fact that she applied for and was granted another one year stay, until May of next year?
What is really frustrating about all this is the blatant hypocrisy. Colotl says she loves America and America’s legal system and wants to become a lawyer. Questions are legion in this case.
* If she loves the legal system, why did she continue to break the law by remaining here once she knew she was here illegally?
* What of Colotl’s expired Mexican Passport and the Mexican Drivers License which she produced the day after her traffic stop? Would not possession of those two documents indicate that she has been back to Mexico since she was originally “brought here by her parents at age 7, 10 or 11?” All three different ages have been used in reporting her story at one time or another. If she did, in fact, go to Mexico to get those documents and return to the U.S., she no longer is the victim of her parent’s choice, but a willful lawbreaker.
* Why does she continue to receive reprieves? When will the deportation order be executed?
* Where did she get the money to pay her in-state tuition? If she had a job, she was willfully breaking the law, as was her employer. Is this the action of someone who loves our legal system?
* Why did the president of KSU get personally involved in her case, pleading her cause and having KSU personnel drive her home from the ICE office?
* Will she have to pay the difference in the out-state tuition and the in-state tuition? She owes it to the taxpayers to do so.
* Why is Pat Head, the Cobb County District Attorney whose job it is to prosecute lawbreakers, looking for legal ways to let her off the hook? He is fighting with Superior Judge Mary Staley, who wants her prosecuted. If the judge is unfamiliar with the method Head used to allow her to easily satisfy the letter of the law, is it not a pretty safe bet that it required extra effort for Head to find it? Why did he do it?
* Why is the sheriff’s office being shut out of this matter? Sheriff Neil Warren, along with his department, has made significant strides in reducing the number of illegal aliens in Cobb County and he is frustrated, along with many others, because this woman is being allowed to make a mockery of our legal system.
* Why is D.A. King, president and founder of the Dustin Inman Society, being ignored? King is a widely recognized authority on immigration law, as well as an avid advocate of enforcement of those laws.
Jessica Colotl has become the national poster child for a major breakdown in immigration law enforcement. She is on the fast track to becoming an immigration lawyer and helping more illegals break the law.
Deporting Colotl would send a strong signal to other illegal immigrants. I would ask, “When are we going to demand that the government enforce the law instead of giving it, and the citizens, lip service?”
Pete Borden is a retired masonry contractor in east Cobb.