Skip to comments.WFAA: Woman who has lived in Irving since age 6 faces deportation
Posted on 01/28/2011 11:16:48 AM PST by moonshinner_09
Olga Zanella , 20, grew up in Irving, attending school in Irving ISD as a child. But she hid a secret--she is an illegal immigrant from Mexico. According to WFAA, she found out she was in the country illegally during her junior year of high school, after attending a college financial aid workshop.
She now faces deportation Monday because her status was discovered by Irving police during a traffic stop.
Her story reflects the story of many children who are now growing up in the city, and could face similar fates.
"I feel fear," she told WFAA. "It's going to be hard for me to adapt. It's a different atmosphere."
(Excerpt) Read more at irvingblog.dallasnews.com ...
As long as she promises to vote for the Democrats in perpetuity, ICE will ensure she’s on a pathway to citizenship...and can vote even before she becomes one.
Hail to Hugo Chavez Obama.
>> Her story reflects bla bla bla
To HELL with her story! What about OUR story? The story of America “reflects” widespread taxpayer robbery and municipal insolvency and citizen unemployment because we’re overrun with these criminals.
>He just overlooks parents criminal actions.<
The guy needs to make a buck.
This is a belated Christmas gift. And now we just have 19,999,999 to go!
Won’t be the first time parents screwed over a kid by their illegal actions.
Truthfully, the law looks sideways at many illegal crimes when it serves no purpose. How many times have we all gone through a reddish-orange light? They could be out there deporing criminals first, but that isn’t the game. So instead they pick a sympathetic case.
So how much has it cost taxpayers to subsidize this Mexican’s Pity Party for the last 14 years?
She should be angry with her parents, not the law, because her parents broke the law and she is paying the price for that. She should disown her parents for not even telling her, if that was the case. She should go back to Mexico and file to come back as a regualr legal immigrant.
“...after attending a college financial aid workshop.”
Financial aid that would have been stolen from a rightful citizen if not for the fact that she was discovered.
Why isn’t the press playing that angle? Forget HER sob story. Do a piece on the U.S. citizen who was denied financial aid because some illegal took his/her funds.
Regardless of how sympathetic her “plight” might actually be, she is still here illegally, whether she knew it or not.
She can apply for legal entry or citizenship and if she truly didn’t know she was here illegally (which i don’t believe), I would say don’t hold her previously illegal status against her.
--newpaper headline from the movie Johnny Dangerously
If the children never have to pay for the parents’ “crimes,” then why do some say that America should give the Southwest back to Mexico in the first place?
That’s even assuming a “crime” occurred.
FINE, if she wants to be American....she can do it legally, OR NEVER, EVER be able to VOTE or use services (welfare, education,etc) here again.
Who believes that is how it happened, and who believes that was inserted just to enhance to tear-jerker quality of the story?
We have a winner!
No. There are neighborhoods in Dallas that are indistinguishable from Mexico. She will feel right at home in her native land.
No, I probably would not turn them in. But that wouldn’t make me right.
This person is not facing jail, just deportation. She should be mad at her parents for this, in my opinion.
Art stolen by the Nazis has been returned to its rightful owners, even if it’s the descendants of the thieves who are returning them. I agree with their actions.
Just my two cents.
Nobody said anything about prison.
DEPORT THEM. Now. I don’t care about their sob story. They are ILLEGALY LIVING HERE.
What part of that solution is hard to understand?
Just because you have been breaking the law for over a decade does not make the law invalid.
And there you have it. I have a tremendous amount of sympathy for her. I'd be depressed too if I learned I couldn't live in the greatest country on earth. However sad that may be, there are others who are playing by the rules waiting to get in.
Granted, I did nothing of substance to earn my entitlement other than safely making it through the birth canal of a US citizen in West Lafayette, Indiana. But dems da rules.
A good reporter, even a leftist / even someone who personally favors “open borders,” would have asked some of the questions you did. Of course, how many good reporters are there?
FRiend, add 20 million to that number!
Good, she’s gotten enough free stuff, send her *ss home.
It is a shame her parents did this to her. She is a victim of her parents’ irresponsibility, not the U.S.’s.
There may be a time when illegal immigration is my only real alternative. If it is ever so, I expect I may have to pay some consequences. It is unreasonable to think otherwise. Whatever country I am illegally emigrating to does not owe me anything.
I would not turn in my parents. I also would not blame others for their misdeeds.
I understand what hypothetical means.
I also understand that you’re inviting me to join you in meandering down a “hypothetical” wetback sympathy path and I’m not going there.
You’ll just have to go on your own.
So that's what, about 5k a year? She started in 1st grade.
Her parents got a $60K benefit in the form of her 1-12 grade education for swimming the river. Not bad, huh?
Thanks to the Supreme idiots who foisted Plyler v. Doe on the nation.
What? Taking money each day from my job as a cashier is against the law? I've been doing it for 14 years ... please don't punish me! I didn't know I was doing anything illegal!
Yeah, it's an extreme example ... but not any more legal than what this family has done. Sorry. If you want to be here legally, apply for a visa/citizenship/whatever.
Well she gamed the system until she got caught, what’s the big deal go home take your education and prosperity you gained here and try and change your home country to be more like the USA. Whats the big deal, her country should welcome her with open arms. If she robbed a bank and finally got caught did she think she could still keep the money?
What are we supposed to do let everyone in the world who wants to come here stay if they don’t get caught for a certain time period? We had one amnesty and it was a great failure with about 60% fraudulent grants of amnesty. Supposed to be less than one million and ended up around 3 million. (not counting those relatives they later immigrated)
She must be furious with her parents for doing this to her. They have ruined her life, I bet she never speaks to them again..
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.2% of the population.
It won’t be that different.
An illegal immigrant from Mexico named Olga?
The 20-year-old undocumented immigrant has been in deportation proceedings since a traffic stop in
Irving two years ago. She was released, but has reported to ICE every few months. In December, she found out her appeal to stay in the United States was denied.
The and the following organizations is trying their best to stop the deportation along with filing new appeals today.
Ah! So your semantic game-playing fallsaway and you’re unmasked for what you are: an illegal alien apologist.
>> For you, that girl should be kicked out of the only country she has ever known
Damn straight. Not just her; her parents too. And all the rest of the economy-wrecking pests. OUT!
>> and in which she has done nothing wrong.
Not true. She’s illegally in this country. That is WRONG. It’s a crime, in fact.
Anyway, only an idiot would believe she hasn’t known for YEARS that she is in this country illegally.
I bet she never speaks to them again..
She is set for deportation Monday after her appeals were denied. She failed to meet a deportation hearing and that probably sealed her fate even though there were some circumstances she didn’t control.
The following article indicates she is still protecting her parents so they can remain in the states with her younger sister althought not stated may well have been born in the US. She doesn’t seem to blame them.
She has her parents. The fact her parent are in hiding tells much about their "love" for their daughter.
That is a key point here.
The way the media portray this, the poor little girl will be sent away on her own to fend for herself in a foreign land.
She has her parents with her, and if they were loving parents a) they never would have put her in this position in the first place, and b) when faced with being caught, they would stand up alongside her and go with her.
Besides, mexican families are huge, so, this poor little girl has known all these years of her relatives in mexico and would not be alone, and besides, she was probably told many times over many years WHY she and her parents could not go to mexico to visit family. . . . . . .because they would have to cross illegally back into the states.
The poor little girl is lying.
The parents are cowards.
Deport them all.
“She now faces deportation Monday”
Why wait until Monday?
Isn’t the road south open today?
The poor little girl is lying.
I wonder, growing up, how she knew she was commiting a crime.
I was being sarcastic.
Hmmm, immigration status discovered during a traffic stop. Could it be that Miss Sob-Story was driving without a license and/or insurance? Just a poor innocent victim brought here as a child, huh? Doesn’t seem to have a lot of respect for the laws of the land she grew up in. If she’s not interested in respecting our laws, why should we bend them to let her stay here?
Read my post and there is your answer.
Or do you think she grew up never asking about cousins, aunts, uncles, grandma and grandpa. . .and why she can’t go visit them.
This is obvious.
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