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Illegal Immigrant Hopes to Stay at Lakeside High Under New Obama Policy

Senior Alexandra Alor, 17, was brought to the United States illegally as a child, and she plans to apply for deportation relief under a controversial new immigration policy.

A 17-year-old illegal immigrant at hopes to remain in the country under a controversial new policy the Obama administration announced in June.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a story this week that included Alexandra Alor, entering her senior year, who was brought into the United States illegally as a child.

From the story:

An illegal immigrant from Peru, Alor doesn’t venture out of her home in DeKalb County when she sees police setting up traffic stops nearby or hears about them on Hispanic radio stations. That system has worked for the 17-year-old Lakeside High School student ever since her grandmother illegally brought her to the United States about 10 years ago.

Now she sees an opportunity to remain here without the nerve-racking fear of deportation. She plans to apply for special consideration this week under a controversial new policy the Obama administration announced in June. The policy applies to illegal immigrants who were brought here as young children, who have not committed serious crimes and who are now in school or have graduated.

No doubt this is a controversial story (and somewhat surprising to see such a clear, hyper-local connection). I always say, "Read the rest of the story," but I'm going to implore to do so now before you comment. The story is decently well-reported.

So, again, read the AJC story for more details.

What do you think about Alexandra's plans to apply for relief, and what do you think of the new legislation? Tell us in the comments section below.

Ellie August 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM
I wish Alexandra and others in her situation all the best. She deserves to stay in this country. Why this is a "controversial topic", I'll never understand.
Tom August 23, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Why does America have borders? Liberals in this country will allow anyone who gets here to stay here. NO MATTER HOW THEY GOT HERE. This makes a total mockery of legal immigration. Hey Ellie - do you realise that there is a leagal way to enter this country you moron????? Legal immigraion is great. My wife immigrated to America LEGALLY. Liberals allow anyone ...criminals, lowlifes, and other liberals to enter the country illegally. It is absolutely insane thinking. I say ship her little rear end back to Peru where she belongs...

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