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'All-American' track star/scholar slated for deportation; private bill pending

December 30, 2011 (1 min read)

"From the outside, Ayded Reyes seems like she's living the American dream.  The 20-year-old, who attends Southwestern College in Chula Vista near San Diego, is California's top-ranked women's junior college cross country athlete. She carries a 3.50 GPA and her goal is to become an obstetrician. She is also a community volunteer who has worked extensively with children and the elderly. She is a young woman many describe as sweet, effusive and energetic, the "All-American" type.  There's just one catch: She's in the United States illegally.  Reyes' parents brought her to the United States from Mexico illegally when she was 2 years old. She has no memory of Mexico."- espnW, Dec. 27, 2011.

Here's a link to the private bill, H.R. 3281, filed on her behalf by U.S. Rep. Bob Filner (D-Calif.).