Jessica Colotl Detained On Two Year Old Conviction
COBB COUNTY – (WAOK/AJC) – Jessica Colotl, the Kennesaw State University graduate who set off a firestorm of debate over illegal immigration is wrapping up a three day sentence in jail. After a hearing Monday morning in Cobb county a judge decided that the 24-year old woman, should finish the remaining 11 hours of the sentence behind bars, on a misdemeanor conviction, of driving without a license. Colotl was stopped on campus in March of 20-10, and that’s when it was discovered she was in the country illegally. She was nearly deported, but was allowed to stay and complete her degree, then she was granted another deferment just several months ago. Last week, President Obama cleared up questions about illegal immigrants like Colotl and issued an order that allows young college immigrants, or those who are working or in the military to remain in the country, while seeking a work permit.