Skip to comments.Krop is back in the game (JUDGE orders illegal immigrant must play in high school playoffs)
Posted on 02/10/2011 4:00:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
The Michael Krop High School Boys Basketball team is use to dominating on the basketball court, but the biggest down-to-the-wire victory of their season so far came Wednesday in a Miami-Dade courtroom.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
This kid is NOT legal--or cannot be proven to be legal.
If I were the Association, I'd just cancel the event--just like the Mississippi prom folks.
Screw the judge: it can't order a game MUST be played.
Impeach the judge!
Great. High schools should begin importing Maasai kids from Africa; they average about seven feet tall.
I wonder how many months into his 20th year the kid is.
The Florida High School Athletic Association does not allow students to participate in athletics once they hit the age of 19 years, 9 months.
Why make the kids suffer for an school snafu? I've seen it happen, albeit not because of a visa problem, where a student and thus the team, suffer because of administrative screw ups here in Florida. I agree with the judges decision...let the kids play!
Another example of a politician (judge) giving away something he has no right to give away.
Does the judges first name happen to be Adolph?
Since when is it the schools responsibility to keep their students visa’s up to date? I feel a personal responsibility moment coming on.
Read the article. He had the necessary paperwork filed with the school and the school failed to properly file with the FHSAA.
Well, he filed with his previous school but, apparently, needed to file again once he moved to Krop:
Though Delancy had filled out the necessary paperwork to play at Miami Choice Academy last year, he ended up transferring to Krop this year. The teams head coach, Shakey Rodriguez, a veteran high school and FIU basketball coach, had said he was unaware of the paperwork.
However, the next statement from the article makes me wonder how anyone could ever comply with the rules, since they seem contradictory: [T]he teams attorneys argued in court that state law, as well as the schools policy manual, prevents school staff from asking students about their immigration status.
Glad I don't have to decide, though I'd probably let him play (since he did file, even if the paperwork did not follow him from one school to another.)
Actually his visa is not expired. He transferred schools, filed the paperwork to the school and the school failed to file for his transfer to the government. The kid did nothing wrong, the school screwed up. The student is currently out of status which can be fixed easily.
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