Ga. college student a reluctant immigration symbol

Less than 1 percent of Georgia's public college students were illegal immigrants.

Jessica Colotl has always tried to keep a low profile–obeying the speed limit, making sure her 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 they let her out and said they would give her a year to finish her studies at Kennesaw State University.…Read More