Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Elvira Arellano Celebrity Tour

This is really unbelievable.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican Senate committee passed a measure Wednesday urging President Felipe Calderon to send a diplomatic note to the United States protesting the deportation of an illegal migrant who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year.
The committee also approved a scholarship to help her 8-year-old U.S.-born son, Saul, who is an American citizen and stayed in the United States.

Elvira Arellano, 32, became an activist and a national symbol for illegal immigrant parents by defying her deportation order and speaking out from her sanctuary in the Adalberto United Methodist Church. She announced last week that she was leaving to try to lobby U.S. lawmakers for immigration reform.

On Sunday, shortly after she spoke at a rally in a Los Angeles church, she was arrested and deported to Tijuana, across the border from San Diego.

"We cannot remain quiet in view of this injustice and must ask for firm action from our authorities," Mexican Sen. Humberto Zazue said.

Arellano, who was at the committee's session, said Saul is in Chicago in the care of his godmother and will attend a Sept. 12 rally for immigration reform in Washington. She said she would help organize a rally in Tijuana that same day to demand Mexican authorities do more to protect migrants.

"For me it is very important that our government take a strong stand to defend all of us who decide to migrate to another country," she said.

What!? Why doesn't Mexico "decide" to fix their own corrupt country so millions of its citizens don't want to illegally move here.

This Arellano lady, is a perfect representative of Mexico's government. Both morally and economically corrupt. (She used a phony, Social Security number to get a job.)

This situation, as well as the Newark murders represent the turning point in the immigration debate.

Mexico's lazy legislature better stop flapping their lips unless they want their precious safety valve of "sanctuary cities" and endless remittances shut down for good. That's the direction we're headed because the American people are quickly becoming outraged by an issue that a few years ago could only be described as a minor concern, if it was on the American people's radar at all.

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Anonymous said...

Our government should consider a formal protest to the Mexican government if Ms. Arellano is used by Mexican government officials to insult the U.S.A..

Shannonymous said...

you're right, kids don't go to Newark to drink, but they do go there to get booze because so many places don't card. I even remember a restaurant in Newark that would deliver beer to nearby towns, no questions asked.

Shannonymous said...

sorry- just realized my comment above was supposed to go after the post about Newark (duh). =)