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Krop is back in the game (JUDGE orders illegal immigrant must play in high school playoffs)
Miami Herald ^ | 2/10/11

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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; judicialactivism
The team's star player is on an EXPIRED VISA. Rules of the Florida High School Athletic Association say all participants in extracurricular activities must be legal.

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.

1 posted on 02/10/2011 4:00:27 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Impeach the judge!


2 posted on 02/10/2011 4:04:14 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Great. High schools should begin importing Maasai kids from Africa; they average about seven feet tall.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 4:08:51 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


4 posted on 02/10/2011 4:21:34 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: SoFloFreeper
...because the school had failed to file necessary paperwork for star player Brian Delancy, a Bahamian national here on a student visa.

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!

5 posted on 02/10/2011 4:27:50 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Another example of a politician (judge) giving away something he has no right to give away.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 4:29:56 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Does the judges first name happen to be Adolph?


7 posted on 02/10/2011 4:44:01 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


8 posted on 02/10/2011 8:25:17 AM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
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To: Bushbacker1

Since when is it the schools responsibility to keep their students visa’s up to date? I feel a personal responsibility moment coming on.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 9:48:37 AM PST by mistfree (The Law! How Quaint.)
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To: mistfree

Read the article. He had the necessary paperwork filed with the school and the school failed to properly file with the FHSAA.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 9:56:31 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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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 team’s 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 team’s attorneys argued in court that state law, as well as the school’s 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.)

11 posted on 02/10/2011 1:25:33 PM PST by GizmosAndGadgets (That given freely is charity; Taken by force, theft; Stolen by the government, tyranny.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


12 posted on 02/11/2011 12:50:52 PM PST by Marine Inspector (I am an Oath Keeper! III)
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