Skip to comments.Valedictorian Facing Deportation Cool to Rubio's DREAM Act Redo
Posted on 04/25/2012 9:10:24 AM PDT by posterchild
As he starts to preview what his alternative to the DREAM Act will look like, Sen. Marco Rubio often mentions the story of Daniela Pelaez, an 18-year-old valedictorian and aspiring molecular biologist who faces deportation because she is undocumented, as an example for why such a plan needs to be developed.
But Pelaez, whose attendance at Dartmouth hinges on her ability to stay in the country, doesn't believe the sketch of Rubio's plan goes far enough.
In an interview with ABC News, Pelaez expressed displeasure with the glimpse Rubio has offered of his upcoming proposal, arguing that it is "wrong" for it to not provide a path to citizenship, but admitted it at least provides "baby steps" towards immigration reform.
"I'm not happy with Senator Rubio's position, that it doesn't lead to citizenship. I feel that would create a whole alternative inferior type of class of Americans," Pelaez told ABC News. "It's bittersweet because it's a stepping stone in the right direction but it's going about it the wrong way."
"It's heartbreaking not just for myself but for everybody else who would have been applicable under it because we deserve so much better than that, but what can I do?" Pelaez later continued. "I guess the only thing I could do is continue to tell my story and continue to raise awareness for it."
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“We have rights”
So what if we are illegal & have been basically given a FREE education???
“We want more”
“We want FREE college & University education”
“Higher pay for no skills”
I am sick of all of this.
I've got two bits of bad news for ya,sweetiepie:
1)You're *NOT* an American...."inferior" or "superior"!
2)We don't give a rat's hindquarters what makes you happy **or unhappy!
Go back to where you came from and take your parents with you. We owe you nothing
This illegal got her education on the taxpayers money and she has the gall to talk about what SHE deserves!!
The taxpayers deserve our money back and she deserves a quick deportation back to the country she came from.
People like her are raping this country. They need to go back and fix their countrys problems instead of coming here and bankrupting this one. GET OUT!!!
Doesn't Dartmouth accept foreign student?
Great—instead of the REAL American Dream, the one this little ingrate thinks she deserves is the, “Gimme gimme gimme” dream.
She’d have to go back to her homeland and apply for a student visa, which would almost certainly be granted. Oh the horror.
Further proof that no matter what a Republican does, it will never be enough for these people, so why even bother?
Greed. By the way, who gives a DAMN what she thinks? Is she a voter?
I don’t care if she has a cure for cancer. These scum cannot even use the right words.
If you are an illegal tresspassor (not some undocumented little fuzz ball) they get the hell out of the country PERIOD.
There is a saying even scummy lawyers (redundant I know) say; “Tough cases make for bad law”.
IMO, this is because lawyers become politicians who make laws distorted by lawyers in front of judges who were lawyers.
If you followed that sentence then you know exactly why we have politicians, lawyers, judges who actually think the Constitution can be changed by “case law” and not by the only mechanism described by the US Constitution, an AMENDMENT. We even have communist professors in our law schools teaching future constitutional traitors that you can change the constitution by case law. Some of these FTA (Future Traitors of America) have been placed on the USSC.
To effen bad that people CHOOSE (is that not the magic liberal word) to break the law. They should be sent packing not rewarded and rewarded usually at the taxpayer’s expense.
IMHO, Rubio is not a conservative, just an ambitious young politician.
Exactly. And most of her family has returned to Colombia, so its not like she has no ties there. She does. She can go home, if it comes to that, and do it the right way.
The main thing here I see is her sense of entitlement. While Rubio is trying to solve her problem and help her, her reaction is that its not enough, that she deserves more.
In any case, they have universities in Colombia. Its not like only American universities offer advanced degrees. Finishing her degree in Colombia might be the best thing that ever happened to her.
Rubio for Pres./ VP? You idiots were sucked in by his pretty words, now you/ll have to eat them.
What part of illegal alien isn’t clear?
Just boot the illegal out of the country and get on with life.
Check out the requirements for you to move to Mexico. Unbelievable they make sure you have a monthly income large enough to support yourself.
You nailed it. Yet this is now the sad reality. Elections depend on Hispanics. The single white female voter goes automatically to Obama and liberals. So single white females and Hispanics hold the keys to the White House.
This illegal alien (not an immigrant by any sane definition)has a problem.
Legal foreign students get in line, and apply for a student Visa.
Legal immigrants don't crawl over the back fence when no ones looking.
Unlike this illegal alien, legal immigrant don't get a free education at state, local and federal expense (because the Federal government won't enforce immigration laws), and then demand that someone is being unfair to not give them more (scholarships, federal money, student loans etc.)at taxpayers expense.
Well then enjoy living in Mexico kid.
What makes you think Mexico would take her? Mexico enforces it’s immigration laws and has tighter limits on legal immigration.