May 18, 2011

Immigration Politics: Georgia college student a reluctant immigration symbol

The Associated Press: Ga. college student a reluctant immigration symbol: "Jessica Colotl has always tried to keep a low profile — obeying the speed limit, making sure her lights work properly — knowing that a brush with law enforcement could lead to her deportation and cost her a college diploma.

After a few close calls, her fears were realized last spring, when she was stopped for a minor traffic violation, charged with driving without a license and turned over to immigration authorities. She spent 37 days in a detention center in Alabama before they let her out and said they would give her a year to finish her studies at Kennesaw State University."

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