Skip to comments.North Miami High School Students Fight Valedictorian's Deportation Order ["Over My Dead Body"-Suptd]
Posted on 03/02/2012 9:55:06 AM PST by Steelfish
North Miami High School Students Fight Valedictorian's Deportation Order
More than 1,000 students at North Miami High School in Miami, Fla., protest the deportation order for 18-year-old Daniela Pelaez, the school's valedictorian. WTVJ-TV's Jeff Burnside reports. By Julia Bagg and Brian Hamacher, NBCMiami.com
MIAMI -- Classmates of a North Miami High School valedictorian facing deportation protested Friday morning.
An immigration judge on Monday ordered the deportation of 18-year-old Daniela Pelaez, who was brought illegally to the United States by her parents when she was 4 years old.
Holding signs and shouting "Education not deportation" and "let her stay," the students filed out of their classrooms around 9 a.m. Pelaez met with Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who later walked out with her to joining the protest holding her hand. "Over my dead body will this child be deported," Carvalho said.
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Okay, Mr. Carvalho. Suits me just fine.
Her father is a legal resident..so they have had some years to clear up this issue. This hasn’t happened overnight. I know of many cases with friends who have legally immigrated to the US where they have had to curtail travel and make other life altering decisions to complete their immigration. We just have a lot of people who think they can ignore the rules and they will win in the end.
Two small violins and a free ride to the airport.
Okay.... if you say so!
“”Pelaezs family, who is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, finds themselves on both sides of the immigration line. Her mother, Ana Gonzalez, returned to Colombia in 2006 to get successful treatment for colon cancer and now cant return to the United States. Her older brother, Johan, is a U.S. citizen and serves in the U.S. Army, returning from a tour in Afghanistan last year. Her father, Antonio Pelaez, was able to receive residency through her brother. But Pelaez and her sister, Dayana, are struggling to find a way to stay in the country legally.””
A hard call. I would grant her residency based on her brother’s Army service.
However, these kids should not have been in US government funded schools for 12 years without being legal residents.
>> “I’ve been asked the question before: ‘Do I feel American?’ or ‘Do I believe I am?’” she said. “And I don’t think it’s a question. I’m American. I know the national anthem. I know the laws. I know what it is to be an American.” <<
If she “knows the laws”, then she knows she’s here illegally. Quod erat demonstrandum
What say we make a deal. We’ll apply to her the Columbian immigration laws and give her the same rights as she’d have in the country her parents left and illegally entered the U.S.
I’m all for applying to any Mexican the immigration laws of that country here. Seems fair to me. They don’t like the U.S. immigration laws, then they’ll certainly like their native country’s laws being applied to them here. Right?
Illegal = Deportation, NO exceptions.
Has to be that way to be “Fair”.
Obviously her criminal invader parents should accompany her.
Little by little we’re losing the country.
Thanks for not caring. :)
Now why don’t you go pay your taxes? Your government is broke.
“Over my dead body will this child be deported,” Carvalho said.
Wow!! What a tough guy? I bet that, at home, he squats to pee.
Hopefully she took 4 years of Spanish.
Deport her, making exceptions just makes the illegals want to try for themselves.
I think Obammy might just be the hero they need to ignore the rule of law - the judge’s decision to deport the great diversity tribe heroine.
What to happen to illegals proclaiming undocumented and unafraid ?
Just what criminal act did she commit to come to the attention of police and than next ice ? I notice in every story, it never indicates what is causing her to be deported. Most peculiar..