Feds decline to renew former GA student’s deportation protection again

ATLANTA (AP) – Federal immigration authorities have once again declined to renew the protection from deportation granted to a Mexican woman whose case grabbed national headlines when she was a Georgia college student seven years ago.

Federal government lawyers said in a court filing Wednesday that the government had re-evaluated 29-year-old Jessica Colotl’s protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and decided not to renew it.

The government previously revoked Colotl’s DACA status in May. Her lawyers argued the government did so illegally, without notice, without due process and without a reasoned explanation.

A federal judge in June ordered the government to reconsider that revocation and her application for renewal of the protected status. The government said in the filing that it has done so and that the case should be dismissed.

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