i was reading this article, basically a sob story about a college immigrant who was brought over illegally by her parents..
ATLANTA – Jessica Colotl has always tried to keep a low profile — obeying the speed limit, making sure her car's lights work properly — knowing that a brush with law enforcement could lead to her deportation and cost her a college diploma.
After a few close calls, her fears were realized last spring, when she was stopped for a minor traffic violation, charged with driving without a license and turned over to immigration authorities. She spent 37 days in a detention center in Alabama before authorities let her out and said they would give her a year to finish her studies at Kennesaw State University.
Before her arrest, Colotl had revealed her immigration status only to her closest friends. In the five weeks she was held last spring, her sorority sisters marched to have her freed, her case went viral and she was thrust into the national spotlight.... (to see more click here )
anyways.. it goes on.. but all i can think about is her driving without a license.. what if she was in an accident, killed someone even??? insurance? all these thoughts come to mind. She's in college, she knows the laws, WHY is that mostly overlooked just because her sob story over imigration became noticed?
Answer by dullscissors at 10:35 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:56 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 7:43 AM on May. 12, 2011
The people in any accident she might have would be no more dead or hurt, if she were a citizen.
Well if she wasn't here illegally wouldn't it be hard to get in an accident and kill someone?
OP Mostly what details they use depend on what spin they want to put on it.
Answer by Charis76 at 8:57 AM on May. 12, 2011
Forgetting to put your ID in your purse is way different than not having one in the first place because you aren't supposed to be here. We have laws for a reason. If you don't like them, work to have them changed. However, until that law is changed you get to follow it or face the consequences. It's life. And if we should give her a break, what laws can I disregard and get a break from? What makes her more special than the next law breaker?
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:33 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 7:39 AM on May. 12, 2011
Her story is one of several million. I am sure that there are more just like her. Laws apply to everyone, not just the people that don't get the media attention. If you make it okay for some to ignore the laws, then you just set a president that other's don't have to follow the law either. What 'may have' happened doesn't matter to the media, because it's not what happened. She didn't have an accident and kill someone so it's a non issue to the media. Just makes for a better sob story. Makes it easier for readers to feel sorry for her.
I don't feel sorry for law breakers. There are consequences to every action and the world would be an easier place to live if everyone accepted their own consequences. JMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:06 AM on May. 12, 2011
Answer by bishopblack at 1:35 AM on May. 12, 2011