Teen Who Drove Over 2 Little Girls in Leaf Pile Should Be Deported

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros is a 19-year-old woman from Oregon whose entire world may be turned upside down because of a horrible accident she caused and then a bad judgment call on her part. While driving her SUV in October, she pummeled through a huge leaf pile and accidentally struck and killed stepsisters Anna Dieter-Eckerdt, who was 6, and 11-year-old Abigail Robinson. The girls were playing at the time and were totally concealed by the foliage, according to reports. The incident was said to be an accident, but what happened next wasn't -- and it's the entire reason why Cinthya deserves to be deported back to Mexico.

According to prosecutors, Cinthya's brother returned to the scene of the crime moments later and learned the two children had been badly injured. He then went home and told his sister she may have hit the girls with her car. Instead of calling police, Cinthya chose to do nothing. Granted, I'm sure she was in a state of shock and denial -- who wouldn't be? But that isn't an excuse to not come forward and help police -- help a grieving family -- by confessing what you've done. Police arrested Cinthya the next day at her home.

The teen, who was brought to the United States at age 4, has temporary permission to remain here under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. BUT the program outlines specific rules that must be adhered to -- and one of them is that anyone convicted of a felony offense and some other crimes is not eligible for protection. Cinthya was found guilty in court of two counts of felony hit-and-run and was sentenced to three years of probation and 250 hours of community service. But rules are rules and that punishment does not sound fair. The teen is currently awaiting a bond hearing before an immigration judge. 

I rarely choose to get involved in heated discussions about immigration because I can often see both sides of the debate. But in this case -- in the case where two young children lost their lives because of a teen's negligence and then unwillingness to accept responsibility -- I feel deportation is a just and deserved consequence, as well as one that respects the current eligibility requirements stated in DACA.

What do you think? Should this teen be deported or kept in the U.S. since this was clearly an accident?


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Mark Cox

like you said...accident...but the aftermath wasnt..bye bye boo..but with barry o bomber in office she will most likely stay

Einyn Einyn

I'm confused. Why were two kids in the road covered by leaves? Does nobody parent their own children anhmore or teach their children basic life skills?

But yes she chose not to go back. She committed a felony and should be deported.

Joo Hee Bennett

If she had done the right thing and reported/went for help, etc, I would perhaps feel differently as it sounds like a horrible accident.  She should be deported.  

Rando... Randomlady

By not telling anyone she turned her accident into a crime. It was the stupidest thing she could have done. Why doesn't she get any jail time at all? It doesn't seem harsh enough.

calim... calimomma707

we cater to illegal immigrants, she will be no different. they will let her stay to kill more american kids.

nonmember avatar mel

Deport her. If she can't follow the rules of this country then get her out. Everyone knows if you run someone over you better call police. If not your asking for serious trouble. She knew better.

nonmember avatar Kristi

Well I guess it is too bad she wasn't deported BEFORE she killed two children.

Amber Richardson

To the people acting like she killed 2 kids on purpose. Think of it this way. The kids were playing in a pile of leaves, at night, in the road. It could have happened to anyone, including you. Yes she didnt come forward right away but how do you know she wasnt in shock and didnt believe she killed those kids. I dont believe she should be deported for a mistake either. She came here when she was 4. Do you expect her to know anything about her birth country? Do you expect her to know the language? Only difference between her and eny of us is she wasnt born here, but she did grow up here, its the only life she's ever known.

nonmember avatar mommy320

Why the f#@$ were 2 little girls completely covered in leaves in the roadway? I say arrest the parents for negligence. Let the poor girl stay more likely then not she does not have any family to go back too. I had a friend who was murdered 3 months after being deported, he barley spoke spanish and had no family left alive there. Drug cartel thought they could get ransom for him as he was "american" when they are brought over as a young child their case should be looked over extremely thoroughly. Send her to jail for a few years just like you would do if someone INTENTIONALLY ran them over. Sad accident

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