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Miami valedictorian could be deported [Obama deports kid, media never mentions administration]
abc2 ^ | 3/2/2012

Posted on 03/02/2012 5:44:32 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

A high school valedictorian with big dreams says her future could be ruined by an immigration nightmare.

And with all her awards, metals and accolades Daniela Pelaez is well on her way.

"I love school. I love education. I'm the valedictorian of my high school," said Pelaez.

Daniela is a senior at North Miami Senior High School where she's in the international baccalaureate program and has a 6.7 grade point average.

"I applied to Yale. I applied to Dartmouth, Duke University, Trinity and Wesley," she said.

But just days before she'll find out if she's been accepted to any of those colleges she may be forced to leave the country.

On March 28th, Daniela and her sister are scheduled be deported back to Columbia.

"I've been here since I was 4, I'm American," she said.

Daniela and her siblings came to America with her parents back in 1991.

Her parents divorced and in 2006 when her mother had to go back to Columbia for medical reasons she was denied access back into the country.

Daniela now lives with her father---who's a resident---but on Monday a judge deciding she and her sister can no longer live here.

More than 3,000 people already signing an online petition to stop Pelaez from being deported.

Daniela's attorney is appealing the court's decision.

Her classmates at North Miami senior High School are rallying in support and plan to walk out of class Friday morning in protest.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc2news.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bias; education; heartless; illegals; immigration; media; ruleoflaw
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Notice how the media is blaming "a judge" and not Obama? I only point this out because every similar story in south Florida from 2001 to 2008 was blamed on the evil George Bush.
1 posted on 03/02/2012 5:44:38 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
6.7 grade point average?

Talk about grade inflation. In my day, the highest was a 4.0.

2 posted on 03/02/2012 5:49:07 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Local tv stations in Miami are giving free publicity to the kids at this girl’s high school who are threatening to walk out of class today to “protest” the decision to send this girl back.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 5:49:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Local tv stations in Miami are giving free publicity to the kids at this girl’s high school who are threatening to walk out of class today to “protest” the decision to send this girl back.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 5:50:02 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

I have some sympathy for the girl..but the bottom line is, she is here illegally...she has broken the law. Ignorance of the law is no excuse...her parents knew they were breaking the law even if she didn’t. She needs to accept the consequences of her actions...and the actions of her parents unfortunately...breathing American air does not make her American. Naturalization papers do. My mother had to go through all the classes for her to be naturalized..no reason why this little girl can’t do the same thing...and I am sure Columbia has some nice colleges where she can shine.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 5:50:32 AM PST by leenie312
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah, deport the successful ones and keep the pedo-felons around.

What’s up is down, what’s down is up.

The world is insane.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 5:51:37 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You are completely correct. Very astute.

These are the real “heart-breaker” cases. This girl is an American through and through... Except, she’s not.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 5:56:54 AM PST by golux
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To: leenie312

What I don’t get is that my parents and I have subsidized these public schools for our entire lives through taxes we have paid. Yet, the spawn of illegal aliens believe that they can show up, enroll and suck money out of the schools by taking a seat, demanding being taught in their ‘home’ language and we are supposed to accept them as legally there.

Let those kids walk out. And lock the doors after them. Any teachers that are sympathetic, there are plenty out of work who would appreciate a shot at their jobs.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 5:57:02 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Her parents divorced and in 2006 when her mother had to go back to Columbia for medical reasons she was denied access back into the country. “

This line kinda jumped out at me..

Go back to Columbia for ‘medical reasons’?

What possible medical reason would send her back to Columbia’s socialist medical system?

You mean she couldn’t be treated here?

Some thing’s not quite right here.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 5:57:25 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“metals?” Don't abc reporters know English? Should have been medals. I can't believe how illiterate reporters are.
10 posted on 03/02/2012 5:57:46 AM PST by richardtavor
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To: SoFloFreeper
“metals?” Don't abc reporters know English? Should have been medals. I can't believe how illiterate reporters are.
11 posted on 03/02/2012 5:57:52 AM PST by richardtavor
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To: SoFloFreeper
The name of the country is spelled Colombia (not Columbia - aka "Gem of the Ocean" - funny how it only takes one paragraph to tell which reporters were kept back with the "slow" kids) and if I had to select my favorite country and people in South America it and they would be the ones. That being said, the law is the law.

But out of all the millions of potential deportees why would a young and apparently extremely intelligent and gifted Colombiana be selected for the boot? The Colombians I know (legally here) are universally very conservative and more pro-American than most Americans. Was this young lady targeted not only because she earned notice from her exceptional academics but because she and/or her family have the "wrong" politics? There are a few million others here uninvited I'd love to escort to the border before someone like this.

12 posted on 03/02/2012 5:58:32 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: autumnraine
Yeah, deport the successful ones and keep the pedo-felons around.

I could look the other way on illegals that are like this woman. ICE will deport this girl while driving past a Home Depot with 30 illegals, many with criminal records, in the parking lot.

13 posted on 03/02/2012 6:00:56 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: SoFloFreeper
And with all her awards, metals and accolades Daniela Pelaez is well on her way.

What kinds of metals does she have? Gold? Silver? Iron? Inquiring minds want to know.

14 posted on 03/02/2012 6:02:37 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: autumnraine

Yeah, deport the successful ones and keep the pedo-felons around.

I disagree. A criminal is a criminal successful or not. She needs to get to Colombia and get in line if she wants to come back. However, with Newt as President, she would get to stay because he won’t get rid of people here a long time. Perhaps she needs to vote for Newt. Yep. Illegal aliens vote too unfortunately.


15 posted on 03/02/2012 6:03:35 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Deport her already. Despite what they think, not every person is entitled to be in the U.S. If she’s smart, she’s needed in her home country and should make a contribution there.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 6:04:23 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"I love school. I love education. I'm the valedictorian of my high school," said Pelaez.

I love breaking the law.

I love being an illegal alien.

I love Other People's Money.

I love getting things I'm not legally entitled to.

Laws and rules shouldn't apply to me - I'm special.

/s


17 posted on 03/02/2012 6:05:06 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: leenie312
Exactly. Instead of pouting about paying the consequences for illegal actions she should be thanking taxpayers for supplying her with the education she and her sister stole from them. I'm sick of hearing of the “plight of undocumented people in the U.S.”. Puke.
18 posted on 03/02/2012 6:06:05 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: SoFloFreeper
"I've been here since I was 4, I'm American," she said.

Columbia is part of the Americas, go be an American there.

19 posted on 03/02/2012 6:06:19 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Deport her, illegal is illegal. We need to get back to the law. If we do not do this then it just encourages the illegal to continue to break the law and we will then make more exceptions.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 6:07:02 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: leenie312
all of her expensive university choices have programs for foreign students

If her dad is a resident he should have applied for legal status for his offspring

no doubt she'll get full freight paid by “someone else” for a quarter million in tuition and fees, while many of the the poor slobs walking out to protest her entitled treatment will be lucky to make out of pocket tuition at dade community college

21 posted on 03/02/2012 6:07:43 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: trailhkr1
I could look the other way on illegals that are like this woman. ICE will deport this girl while driving past a Home Depot with 30 illegals, many with criminal records, in the parking lot.

She's smart, has energy and drive -- why she's a potential REPUBLICAN! They HAVE to deport her.

22 posted on 03/02/2012 6:07:57 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Bigh4u2

You are mistaking Colombia for Cuba or Venezuela. I supply medical products into their health system (freer in many respects than ours). It is not a “socialist” country and they just finished fighting and beating a twenty year Communist insurgency (with US military support) to keep it that way. Now they are the only bulwark against (Hugo) Chavezismo spreading out from Venezuela. Hence my suspicion, stated above, about “wrong” (to Obamazombies) politics having a role in all this.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 6:09:27 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: SoFloFreeper
But just days before she'll find out if she's been accepted to any of those colleges she may be forced to leave the country.

You people should be ashamed! I cannot sit by and let this outrageous thing happen!

I promise to forward her mail to her address in Colombia so that she can know that she has been accepted or not.

24 posted on 03/02/2012 6:10:15 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: richardtavor

The other day there was a story about a sorted affair by a politician... heh... sorted


25 posted on 03/02/2012 6:11:45 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SoFloFreeper

However, if her parents had only recently slipped over the border from Mexico and her father was a member of La Raza I doubt she would be deported especially if she was a registered Democrat and avid Obama supporter. I blame the parents. When her father somehow got legal resident status you would think he would have done so or attempted to for his kids. If he could get legal status why not his kids?


26 posted on 03/02/2012 6:11:54 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: GeronL
"The other day there was a story about a sorted affair by a politician... heh... sorted"

Well, you have to keep track of them somehow ...

... I would guess, alphabetically?

27 posted on 03/02/2012 6:13:17 AM PST by BlueLancer (KOMEN PINK: The color of the water in the basin after Pilate finished washing his hands)
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To: SoFloFreeper

She has taken how many dollars from kids that were citizens, send her ass home to her mother


28 posted on 03/02/2012 6:14:06 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: SoFloFreeper

I would deport her with a trebuchet .


29 posted on 03/02/2012 6:16:31 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: SoFloFreeper
"I applied to Yale. I applied to Dartmouth, Duke University, Trinity and Wesley," she said.

Maybe she should apply to The Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá.
30 posted on 03/02/2012 6:17:52 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Came here in 1991 at age 4. Graduated high school at age 25! That’s how you get a 6.7.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 6:22:45 AM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: trailhkr1

Exactly! I understand she is a criminal, but IF we are going to enforce immigration selectively, why can’t we SELECT to deport the bad ones?


32 posted on 03/02/2012 6:24:41 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: BlueLancer
I would guess, alphabetically?

Alphabetically by height...

33 posted on 03/02/2012 6:24:52 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
deported back to Columbia.

South Carolina--or did the writer mean Colombia?

34 posted on 03/02/2012 6:25:39 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: SoFloFreeper

Could she not enlist in the (U.S.) military?


35 posted on 03/02/2012 6:25:39 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: autumnraine
Exactly! I understand she is a criminal, but IF we are going to enforce immigration selectively, why can’t we SELECT to deport the bad ones?

Yep, we have enough of a brain drain in this country. Educated people are having 1-2 kids while trash is having bucket loads.

We should be giving people who earn PHD's in this country an automatic citizenship after a very anal background check. Right now they are heading home and COMPETING against us.

36 posted on 03/02/2012 6:29:52 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: Lady Lucky

No. Illegal aliens are not eligible to enlist in the armed forces.


37 posted on 03/02/2012 6:42:54 AM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

^5


38 posted on 03/02/2012 6:47:08 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: trailhkr1

What if their PHD is in “womyn’s studies”?


39 posted on 03/02/2012 6:48:32 AM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: SoFloFreeper

On March 28th, Daniela and her sister are scheduled be deported back to Columbia.


I hear they have some nice colleges and universities there.


40 posted on 03/02/2012 6:50:25 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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“I’ve been here since I was 4, I’m American,” she said.


Absolutely.

A SOUTH American.


41 posted on 03/02/2012 6:51:00 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: RoosterRedux
"6.7 grade point average?"

This... is an .88 Magnum. It shoots through schools...

42 posted on 03/02/2012 6:55:33 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: satan

LOL! very good...


43 posted on 03/02/2012 6:58:35 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: SoFloFreeper

“I love school. I love education. I’m the valedictorian of my high school,” said Pelaez.””

Valedictorian of the HIGH SCHOOL? Since when have valedictorians been chosen this early before graduation? Then she’d only be valedictorian of the graduating class anyway.


44 posted on 03/02/2012 7:04:31 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: katana

You’re right.

I WAS thinking of Venezula...

My bad..

:*(


45 posted on 03/02/2012 7:06:42 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: satan

“”Came here in 1991 at age 4. Graduated high school at age 25! That’s how you get a 6.7.””

You’re faster than the rest of us. Very good.


46 posted on 03/02/2012 7:08:19 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well maybe she should apply for citizenship before she applies to Yale. Besides, illegal is illegal. The cost of her education is far more than what other illegal aliens will even cost. I doubt her family is paying out of pocket for this education and will apply for loans. Is it right for other hard working Americans to have to pay for her in any readonable fashion? The answer is clearly no. Besides, I am sure she is American insomuch that she wants an American education that will be highly subsidized. So everyone who seems to point to her as an example as a “good” illegal should open their eyes because they are suckers.


47 posted on 03/02/2012 7:09:23 AM PST by Historix
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To: free me

Is she illegal, if a minor while her father’s a legal resident? Not challenging, just asking. Immigration status can get complicated (so they can find a way to rule however they want).


48 posted on 03/02/2012 7:10:41 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: Lady Lucky

The article only says he is a resident, he many or many not be legal.


49 posted on 03/02/2012 7:12:51 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: free me

Another thing I don’t get is how she’s already valedictorian when the school year’s not over, but anything’s possible in Miami :)


50 posted on 03/02/2012 7:13:40 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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