Some Real Crap About Elvira

Cross Posted from DeMediacratic Nation

Not much in the way of news on the “21st Century Rosa Parks,” these days. The msm tends to be quite supportive of “immigrants” rights; so the assumption is that they know a rotten egg when they see/smell one.

Emotionally, Arellano has both legs to stand on; legally, which is what should matter – she does not, which I believe is the main reason her story has not been abused and used like so many others.

This post is published to list a few quotes that I find pretty weak on the Elvia watch.

From the Chicago Sun-Times August 26, 2006, Vote If you Support Elvira Arellano:

Since I first heard about Arellano, the undocumented worker who has taken sanctuary in Adalberto United Methodist Church to avoid deportation to Mexico, my prevailing question has been this: What about the rights of her 7-year-old son, Saul, who is an American citizen? We should be concerned about his rights. You start trampling on the rights of one citizen, and where does it end?

Yes, where does it end? What about the rights of Saul? Well, the rights of the child, as far as citizenship is concerned have not been trampled on as much as Elvira has trampled on the laws of the U.S. Do we trample on the rights/expectations of the American citizenry or do we trample on the non-rights of an illegal alien?Forcing Elvira to leave will essentially effect the rights of an American citizen; Saul, her son:

an American citizen forced to leave the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. A child will have to choose between mom and his country of birth, the United States. That’s homeland security? I don’t think so.

Patriotic American that I am sure Saul is, I don’t think he will be making any choices. He is after all seven years old and will likely stick with Mom and that is the best place for him – family in Mexico? As for the “that’s homeland security,” remark? I don’t quite look at it the same way the author does and neither do most. Security of our homeland failed when Arellano entered this country illegally TWICE!

A lot of people have said we cannot make exceptions for one mother and one child. Sorry, that’s so shortsighted and denies the real family situations in this current battle over immigration.

Yeah, we cannot make an exception for one mother and one child as there are many more that would then be expecting something they shouldn’t – we may as well stop blathering about reform.

Where is the value of ripping American citizens away from their parents? And just as those children suffer, so does little Citizen Saul.

Citizen Saul, that’s cute. There is no value in it, but it’s awfully convenient if having children here after entering illegally is a sure fire bet to citizenship or at the least remaining. If we do pass any meaningful immigration reform, why on earth would anyone take it seriously?I realize Arellano came across the border illegally twice . For every comfortable U.S. citizen who tells me that, I wonder, how would you react if you and your family were so poor and hungry and just to the north there were jobs to end that misery? Desperate people do desperate things, especially with opportunity so close they can almost touch it.

And her point is……? I realize she has a point, but when does rule of law come into play? Desperate people have done desperate things, some get caught, others don’t – it still does not make their actions any more remotely legal than they were. I recently said in a post that I could understand the wanting of a better life and that YES, were I in their situation I might cross illegally. But, this still does not make it legal and nor should I or anyone else expect special treatment.
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From LA Weekly; “
Remember the Immigrant-Rights Movement?” 8/23/06:

“Like a persecuted pilgrim out of the Middle Ages, undocumented immigrant Elvira Arellano is taking the immigrant-rights movement to divine and desperate new heights. Since August 15, she has been holed up inside the Adalberto United Methodist Church in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago’s West Side, invoking the principle of sanctuary in her standoff with federal officials who seek her deportation. Arellano, 31, would be separated from her 7-year-old son, Saul, born an American citizen. She entered the immigration system after being caught in a 2002 raid at O’Hare International Airport, where she worked.”

“Arellano’s case gave a boost to the summertime malaise of the immigrant-rights movement and has sparked a minor media storm with all the echoes of a latter-day Rosa Parks scenario.”

Can anyone say rhetoric? The Rosa Parks comparison is despicable and like comparing apples to oranges, but not if you don’t really pay attention, which is what they’re shooting for. Read this if you must...
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Finally, last but not most we have an article from the Chicago Reporter, ” Terrorism Sting Busts Immigrants,” March 2003.

This article might be considered our introduction to Arellano – here are some cute quotes, there are many more, but the stupidity of this argument gets tiring.

After being swept up in Operation Chicagoland Skies, this is what Arellano said:

“I felt terrible because they were treating me like a criminal. Perhaps my only crime was to work to make a future for my son.”

Hey Vi, 1.) entering the U.S. undercover is breaking the law and is, oddly enough, considered illegal, so in reality YES, you are a criminal 2.) NO, see number one.

More from the Chicago Reporter:

an examination of Operation Chicagoland Skies, drawn from court files and a series of interviews by The Chicago Reporter, reveals that the “web of terrorism prevention” has largely come up empty.

Instead, after reviewing records for tens of thousands of workers at O’Hare and Midway airports, federal agents mostly rounded up undocumented immigrants, some of whom had obtained fake Social Security cards or passports. Others were U.S. citizens who had concealed prior criminal convictions.

Well, well, well of all the horrifying scenarios. Is this a case of this is not what you were looking for, so ignore it as has been done for so long.

Give it a glance, it’s some good and aggravating reading. We live in a strange time, when what is illegal is not really illegal; falsehoods are truth and you can’t get any story straight – at least from any of the msm.

After reading any of the above exercises in aggravation, take a spin over to the Daily Herald to read Chuck Goudie’s opinion piece, “‘Private Laws’ for Illegal Immigrants Unfair to Everyone.”

For more posts on the ludicrous that is “immigration” reform visit these CAII’ers:

Illegal Aliens, Money, Power, Crime and Politics” – from Take Back Georgia

and

U.S. Truckers Wanted: The Newest ‘Job Americans Don’t Want To Do’” – From CommonSenseAmerica

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**

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  1. Rodolfo

    I say “thank you Elvira Arellano” for reminding we Americans about how blessed we are. And I also say “stay around for awhile longer.” so that you can continue to speak for the 11 million plus illegal aliens who already reside and work in the U.S.

    As everyone already knows:

    • Elvira Arellano, in her first attempt to illegally sneak into the U.S., was soon caught and deported.

    • Elvira Arellano in her second attempt to illegally sneak into the U.S., was this time successful, though her initial illegal entry and deportation made her ineligible for reentry into the U.S.

    • Elvira Arellano had never bothered to apply for a U.S. visa, not even a working visa, but yet was able to reap seven years worth of benefits from being in the U.S.

    • Elvira Arellano has already proclaimed her intention to reap many more years worth of benefits.

    • Elvira Arellano has been in the U.S. for seven years and has yet to even begin learning English.

    • Elvira Arellano decided that because she believes that she has the right to stay and work in the U.S., she can defy our government and claim sanctuary from deportation by hiding in a church.

    • Elvira Arellano claims that her deportation will separate her from her child, though there is nothing that is stopping her from taking her child with her to Mexico.

    • Elvira Arellano claims that separating her from her child is inhumane but has said that “she is willing to sit in jail for 20 years.” if need be.

    • Elvira Arellano founded United Latino Families in order to spotlight the similar plights of illegal immigrant families like hers.

    And her list goes on.

    So I say, let’s allow Elvira Arellano to stay a little bit longer. In addition to reminding Americans how blessed we are, she can also continue to represent the 11 million plus illegal aliens already in the U.S. so that when the verdict of her case is announced, it can be heard as loud, as clear, and as wide-reaching as possible. Elvira Arellano claims to be the poster child in defense of illegal aliens already in the U.S., but in actuality, she is the poster child for WHY WE HAVE immigration policies in the first place. Her verdict can be understood without question by every U.S. citizen and illegal alien alike. If the U.S. government won’t deport those who enter under those conditions in which Elvira Arellano did, then who can we deport? If the U.S. government fails to deport, at the very least, Elvira Arellano, then this is proof that our U.S. immigration policy does not exist. Although Elvira Arellano is a reminder of the opportunities that the U.S. offers to rich and poor alike, making this country still the most desirable immigration destination, those exactly like her are who our immigration restriction policies were specifically designed for. Elvira Arellano, by bypassing the system that we set up to welcome those who enter legally, is the personification of how potential immigrants become illegal aliens. So, let’s allow Elvira Arellano to stay a bit longer and represent the 11 million plus illegal aliens already residing and working in the U.S. so that when our government boots her out, every illegal alien will hear loud and clear that during post 9-11, you can’t just come into the U.S. by simply walking across the border, faking a Social Security number, and then hoping that no one notices you.

    The U.S. standard of living that illegal aliens find so desirable are high only because of the laws that they circumvented. It’s time for the U.S. government to uphold our immigration laws. It’s time for Americans to stop taking our blessings for granted. And it’s time for those who desire to be American citizens to get back in line so the laws that have made this country so desirable to live in are still in place for them to uphold.

    Rodolfo: A Naturalized Citizen Who Stood In Line




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