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Judge Orders Top N. Miami Senior High Student To Leave U.S.
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Posted on 03/03/2012 4:58:43 PM PST by traumer

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at miami.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 03/03/2012 4:58:51 PM PST by traumer
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She should study up on Columbia, and maybe a marketing career in coffee sales.

/johnny

2 posted on 03/03/2012 5:03:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Cry me a river.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 5:05:49 PM PST by Bob
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From reading the article, it appears that SHE IS STILL NOT A LEGAL US CITIZEN.

What part of ILLEGAL ALIEN does she and her idiot classmates not understand?

GO BACK HOME to Columbia!


4 posted on 03/03/2012 5:07:16 PM PST by carriage_hill
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Her mother has gone back to Columbia, so she will at least have someone and some place to go to.


5 posted on 03/03/2012 5:14:30 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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“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.”

It’s not clear how the parents arrived here, which could make a huge difference in this case.

-If her parents were living here legally as permanent resident aliens, then it could be just a matter of a legal technicality (i.e. returning home) that threw a monkey wrench into the works. In that case, I’d be sympathetic as the parents were playing by the rules for themselves and in making their daughter a citizen. I don’t want to see a bright kid’s future ruined by some bureaucratic pitfall.

-On the other hand, if they came here illegally...the kid’s going to have to pay the price. That would be a rough deal for the daughter, who seems like a good kid. The parents made this problem happen, though. If they’re here illegally, they probably haven’t been paying taxes for the last 14 years, including the ones that paid for their daughter’s education.


6 posted on 03/03/2012 5:14:52 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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Hope she wins an appeal. If she was 4 when she entered the USA her age precludes her from being criminal.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 5:16:32 PM PST by the_daug
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I know the National Anthem

Ooooh. She knows the National Anthem!

I know the Marseillaise. How stupid! Get her @$$ out of the country.

ML/NJ

8 posted on 03/03/2012 5:24:40 PM PST by ml/nj
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People are missing the point. She's smart (by today's standards), she's probably bi-lingual, she's young and knows Americana.

She's being forced to go back to Columbia.

She can parley that into a million dollar business, if she's smart about it and focuses on the possibilities instead of whining.

If I were her, I'd be hanging around the coffee broker houses.

/johnny

9 posted on 03/03/2012 5:26:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Throw this very good student out yet allow folks to come here cause they have aids or cause they are homo’s and may not have such a peachy life in the craphole they came from?


10 posted on 03/03/2012 5:31:14 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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“Yeah. I have a 6.7 GPA,” said Daniela.”

I guess they’ve liberalized the GPA once again.


11 posted on 03/03/2012 5:36:58 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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It’s not hard to feel sorry for her. She was brought here as a child, has no relationship with her native country and appears to be an exemplary student.

So, I think an accomodation is in order:
Round up TEN ne’er do well illegals and send them home PERMANENTLY and she can stay. Same for others like her. We gain both ways around. Oh, and her parents have to be the first two of the ten.


12 posted on 03/03/2012 5:47:37 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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If she’s been here since age 4, she’s probably not very bi-lingual.

Why can’t people understand that they need to fill out paperwork and apply for citizenship legally? Could I go to Columbia, break their immigration laws and expect to be embraced?


13 posted on 03/03/2012 5:52:30 PM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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She lives in Miami and her mom spoke spanish. She most certainly is bi-lingual. Its a rare person in Miami who isn’t. She probably speaks spanish better than english.


14 posted on 03/03/2012 6:16:51 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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6.7??? please... feh

15 posted on 03/03/2012 6:34:57 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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she’s now the valedictorian.
“Yeah. I have a 6.7 GPA,” said Daniela.

Well then go and help your country ! It needs talented people !


16 posted on 03/03/2012 7:09:26 PM PST by traumer
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Shut up and beat it.


17 posted on 03/03/2012 7:14:38 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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“I know more about the United States than I do about Colombia.”

Sounds like she’s been a bit remiss in her studies, seeing as she must have known she could have ended up back there at any moment.


18 posted on 03/03/2012 7:25:22 PM PST by Boogieman
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Bwaha—a 6.7 GPA. Got grade inflation much, Miami?


19 posted on 03/03/2012 7:28:28 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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YAY!


20 posted on 03/03/2012 7:30:26 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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