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Pregnant Roswell Student Deported (Cry me a river alert!)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 13, 2007 | Rene Romo

Posted on 12/15/2007 1:32:00 PM PST by CedarDave

A Roswell school resource officer has been barred from local campuses after he pulled a pregnant 18-year-old high school senior out of class and referred her to immigration authorities for deportation to Mexico.

The student was determined to be an illegal immigrant, and Roswell Police Chief John Balderston defended the officer's actions.

But the police chief said Roswell Independent School District Superintendent Michael Gottlieb requested the officer's removal from schools "because he (Gottlieb) didn't want the officer checking on the immigration status of the students."

The student's removal from the school Dec. 5 has prompted an outcry from Hispanic residents in a city where more than half of the roughly 9,000 public school students are Hispanic.

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Dozens of Roswell residents met with Balderston and Gottlieb last week to voice their concerns and met again Monday with Gottlieb.

Under Roswell's school district policy, school officials do not try to ascertain the legal status of students, school board member George Peterson said Wednesday.

"The police officer who did that, he did not have our permission to do that," Peterson said, referring to the referral of the high school senior to federal agents. "He did that on his own."

... Roswell High School senior Karina Acosta [was stopped] at the school for a parking violation in late November and was not carrying a driver's license...

Acosta told the officer she could produce the driver's license and he allowed her several days to do so, Balderston said...

When Acosta did not produce a driver's license, the officer had Acosta pulled from class. In the course of trying to confirm Acosta's identity, the officer learned the student was an illegal immigrant and subsequently contacted immigration authorities, Balderston said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; anchorbabies; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; immigration; roswell
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It was a tossup as to whether my subtitle was "cry me a river" or "one less Roswell alien."

Further in the article it mentioned that the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund is looking into the case to determine if the police department acted properly. Looks like they will try to bring suit against the officer for doing his job.

1 posted on 12/15/2007 1:32:02 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

What I don’t understand is why any paper thinks this is news.


2 posted on 12/15/2007 1:33:06 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Islam is the E-Ticket ride at Nutsberry Farm)
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To: CedarDave

Another anchor baby? I am so sick of this. Deport them all and give that officer a medal.


3 posted on 12/15/2007 1:34:29 PM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: CedarDave

Every nickel of Federal and state $$$ that this school gets should be withdrawn.


4 posted on 12/15/2007 1:35:02 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Wanna see how bad it can get? Elect Hillary and find out.)
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To: CedarDave

Roswell? How do they know what planet to send her back to and how they gonna get her there?


5 posted on 12/15/2007 1:35:28 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: CedarDave

This officer should be commended. Schools should be required to report students that aren’t legal or else have all federal and state funds cut off.


6 posted on 12/15/2007 1:36:31 PM PST by Maelstorm (The way to get others to mind their own business is to keep your business where others don't mind.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

It should not be news. It should be a common procedural matter happening every day in every state in this country. But those who are in despair over this girl’s circumstances need not lose any more sleep. She will be back in time to find a US hospital in which to give birth thereby dropping her anchor.


7 posted on 12/15/2007 1:36:58 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street - - - Fred D. Thompson / Consistent Conservative...The One with Gravitas)
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To: CedarDave
Pregnant Roswell Student Illegal Immigrant Deported

There,fixed it.
8 posted on 12/15/2007 1:37:13 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! Duncan Hunter is a Cosponsor.)
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To: CedarDave

I’m hoping she gives birth in Mexico—one less anchor baby


9 posted on 12/15/2007 1:39:06 PM PST by dennisw (Islam - "a transnational association of dangerous lunatics")
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To: CedarDave

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10 posted on 12/15/2007 1:40:53 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: CedarDave
These are the kooky criminals to whom we entrust our children every day -- kooks who demand that a police officer, not only ignore the law he is supposed to enforce, but to commit a felony by concealing evidence of wrong doing he finds while pursuing a lawful investigation.

Ain't we lucky to have such gems molding the minds of our young citizens?????

11 posted on 12/15/2007 1:42:13 PM PST by Turret Gunner A20 (Tolerating intolerance is not a "value," it's self-destructive stupidity.)
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To: CedarDave

Why don’t they demand that people come over here legally instead? I will never understand it.


12 posted on 12/15/2007 1:44:09 PM PST by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: CedarDave
"Under Roswell's school district policy, school officials do not try to ascertain the legal status of students, school board member George Peterson said Wednesday.

"The police officer who did that, he did not have our permission to do that," Peterson said, referring to the referral of the high school senior to federal agents. "He did that on his own."

Sure. No problem. The police will be sure from now on to check with the school board (or other quasi-government body as may be appropriate) as to what other laws they may be empowered to enforce. Or not. What astounding arrogance!

13 posted on 12/15/2007 1:45:17 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The subprime crisis is contained. And the containment is spreading.)
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To: CedarDave

Border Patrol needs to scoop him up and hire him


14 posted on 12/15/2007 1:50:59 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Send her back and give the officer a medal.


15 posted on 12/15/2007 1:58:26 PM PST by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: CedarDave
So, there are aliens at Roswell.
16 posted on 12/15/2007 1:59:54 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: dennisw

The lib courts will probably declare it an anchor baby since it was conceived in the United States.


17 posted on 12/15/2007 2:12:17 PM PST by reg45
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To: CedarDave
Gottleib should be fired and indicted for criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
18 posted on 12/15/2007 2:14:01 PM PST by Truth29 (on of justice.)
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; ...
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Access to the ping list is available to anyone by going to my FR home page.

This was all over Jim Villanucci's show...from what I could tell on the drive home, there was very little sympathy for the pregnant illegal from the callers.

19 posted on 12/15/2007 2:14:57 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (We need a man with a STEEL SPINE in the White House(FRED), not a pandering flip-flopper!)
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To: CedarDave

Kudos to that officer!


20 posted on 12/15/2007 2:19:44 PM PST by Continental Soldier
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To: greyfoxx39

It appears that illegals are of two minds, if recent polls are an indication. A lot of them live in fear of deportation, more so these days with increased attention on the problem, and try their best to avoid any infraction of rules/laws that would draw attention to themselves and subject them to deportation. Of course, this first group has gotten some solace now that they can legally get a driver’s license with no questions asked thanks to Richardson. Why she didn’t have one is anyone’s guess.

The second group may have already committed a felony (drugs, robbery, rape, etc.) and now feel they have nothing to lose by continuing to live a life of crime as they will be deported either now or after doing the time.


21 posted on 12/15/2007 2:36:55 PM PST by CedarDave (The only access Hillarycare will bring is access to a waiting list.)
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To: CedarDave; All

And .. WE KNOW THE SCHOOLS DON’T WANT US CHECKING ON THE STATUS OF THE STUDENTS .. TA DA!! BECAUSE THEY WOULD LOSE THE MONEY THE FEDS AND THE STATE WILL PAY TO THEM TO EDUCATE THE STUDENT.

FOLLOW THE MONEY ...... AND IT LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE NEA.


22 posted on 12/15/2007 2:42:23 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Both kinds; but I think those who do the probe thing directly are far more honest.


23 posted on 12/15/2007 2:48:22 PM PST by NewRomeTacitus
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yep


24 posted on 12/15/2007 3:18:52 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: donnab

Yep


25 posted on 12/15/2007 3:19:06 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: CyberAnt

I’m not following the logic. Let me state first, I am NOT a fan of the NEA. However, TX schools have similar policies and they are NOT a union state. I did not belong to the NEA when I taught there.
It IS an issue of money, however. The school districts get paid per student, so they have no incentive not to take in every one they can. In addition, they get MORE money for any student who needs special services. So, illegal alien children are at least a twofer, if not a more than twofer.
It would be interesting to see how keen they were to educate them if they were actually docked money for every day an illegal student took up classroom space....
susie


26 posted on 12/15/2007 3:23:17 PM PST by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: CedarDave

What difference does it make? It’s a waste of effort. She’ll be back before her little anchor-baby is born.


27 posted on 12/15/2007 3:29:09 PM PST by Fairview (Taxes? I paid those -last- year!)
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To: brytlea; All

Well .. maybe you didn’t have to belong to the NEA .. but their policies govern most school districts. They are the ones who give millions of union dollars to democrats who get all these crazy rules we have to follow with our children in their schools.

Don’t get me wrong .. there are a lot of good teachers .. but the NEA is close to being a criminal organization - the way they take money from the hardworking teachers and then give it to democrats in order to buy the legislation they want - such as the homosexual agenda in our schools.


28 posted on 12/15/2007 3:30:33 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: CedarDave
Looks like they will try to bring suit against the officer for doing his job.

Let them try. Hopefully Roswell officers will clamp down and no longer give these illegals any benefit of the doubt.

This cop let her off of her parking violation then let her have a few days to produce a license. When she couldn't he took action.

The hell with all of them. They want it all given to them on a platter and plenty of us are sick of it!

29 posted on 12/15/2007 3:31:08 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: CyberAnt

Oh they are evil incarnate, a bunch of power mad folks who could care less about education. Typical union tripe.
However, I think the system would be what it is regardless. On the other hand I could be wrong....I did go to public schools! ;)
susie


30 posted on 12/15/2007 3:38:12 PM PST by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: brytlea

LOL!! Yeah .. me too!!


31 posted on 12/15/2007 3:44:34 PM PST by CyberAnt (AMERICA: THE GREATEST FORCE for good in the world!)
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To: CedarDave
haha. Yoink. Anchor baby aweigh!
32 posted on 12/15/2007 3:50:03 PM PST by varyouga ("Rove is some mysterious God of politics & mind control" - DU 10-24-06)
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To: CedarDave
This would have worked10 years ago. Giving people guilt complexes to make them "think twice" and retreat on enforcement.

What the ABQ Journal does not realize is that nowadays, nobody will give two farts over their tear jerking, activist articles they are sending out as part of a campaign to forestall the Big Hammer that is coming down.

People have just had enough of it. And in HUGE numbers across the land.

The dinosaur press will be the last to wake up on this score.

33 posted on 12/15/2007 3:57:07 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, Trade, N. Korea, Iran/Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Spending)
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To: CedarDave

Was she driving without a license? Schools don’t require proof, including insurance?


34 posted on 12/15/2007 3:57:32 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Every nickel of Federal and state $$$ that this school gets should be withdrawn.”

In reality, that school gets significantly more $$$$ per student exactly because such a high percentage of them require special ed (ESL at a minimum) which keeps the school staff fat and happy.


35 posted on 12/15/2007 4:03:21 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: CedarDave
Roswell High School senior Karina Acosta [was stopped] at the school for a parking violation in late November and was not carrying a driver's license...

So this school teaches people to drive without a license and supports them doing so. If the knowing encourage such behavior are they not liable if one of these illegals runs over someone?

Dimwitted girl gets sent to Mexico where she belonged, no problem.

36 posted on 12/15/2007 4:04:53 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: CedarDave

Deported from Roswell? To which solar system?


37 posted on 12/15/2007 4:06:55 PM PST by TruthWillWin
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38 posted on 12/15/2007 6:51:45 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: donnab
Another anchor baby? I am so sick of this. Deport them all and give that officer a medal.....BUMP
39 posted on 12/15/2007 6:51:46 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (just b/c your paranoid, doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you....Run, FRed, Run. :^)
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To: dennisw
I’m hoping she gives birth in Mexico—one less anchor baby

That's what I was thinking too.

40 posted on 12/15/2007 7:38:10 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: CedarDave

“It was a tossup as to whether my subtitle was “cry me a river” or “one less Roswell alien.” “

Just the normal “BARF ALERT” would have sufficed

:)

At first it reads like she was just pulled out of school...but she was stopped with a traffic violation and given plenty of time to turn over the DL she claimed to have...(I would have been arrested if I did that)

After several DAYS she was then pulled out of class as that was the only address they had on her...and THEN she was IDed as an illegal alien and deported...

So what’s the problemo??


41 posted on 12/15/2007 8:12:51 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: CedarDave

Link requires a paid subscription. Where is the girl now?


42 posted on 12/15/2007 8:25:05 PM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: CedarDave

Looks like we got a twofer there!


43 posted on 12/15/2007 8:48:26 PM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: CedarDave

I think it’s great news! Her deportation saved us from having her kid become an American citizen which would have granted her and her hubby, and all the rest of the clan as citizens!! He should get a medal. Fortunately, King Bill Richardson is campaigning and wasn’t here to trounce on the man who took her in. I’m sure he will still do it when he gets back!


44 posted on 12/15/2007 8:55:55 PM PST by NRA2BFree (If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea.......does that mean that one enjoys it?)
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To: CedarDave

Anchors AWAY, my boys, anchors away!..........


45 posted on 12/15/2007 9:02:30 PM PST by exit82 (How do you handle Hillary? You Huma her.)
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To: CedarDave
It was a tossup as to whether my subtitle was "cry me a river" or "one less Roswell alien."

You mean, two or more less aliens! Get her out before the anchor baby comes and anchors half of Mexico with it! They are all one family, of course!

46 posted on 12/16/2007 6:51:09 AM PST by melancholy (Beware of Ho Chi Minh's offspring, Ho She Marx , invading the WH.)
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To: CedarDave

Gee, and she won’t even have a welfare anchor baby to use as her cash cow.


47 posted on 12/16/2007 8:07:34 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: reg45
The lib courts will probably declare it an anchor baby since it
was conceived in the United States.


I'm no lawyer, but I do remember reading about a case in which
a child conceived AFTER THE DEATH of her biological father was
considered an heir to papa's estate.

(I don't know if this case stood up to appeal)

Pops had assiduously accumulated a lot of tubes of his "essence"
at the sperm bank before his death (he knew his health was marginal).

He died, the second wife (or girlfriend) put the sperm samples
to good use via in vitro fertilization. And then the new mom showed
up to collect a part of the estate in the name of the daughter
conceived AFTER the death of the father.

IIRC, the children from his first marriage were not pleased
to have a new half-sibling.
48 posted on 12/16/2007 8:18:41 AM PST by VOA
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To: donnab

Yes, the officer should get a medal.


49 posted on 12/16/2007 1:22:23 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Sgt_Schultze
So, there are aliens at Roswell.

Probably about a quarter of the population.

50 posted on 12/17/2007 7:19:35 AM PST by CedarDave (The only access Hillarycare will bring is access to a waiting list.)
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