Maybe we should do exactly what Elvira Arellano wants us to….
Recently arrested and deported immigration activist Elvira Arellano has decided to blame the U.S. and it’s failed immigration laws for her deportation (This would be the third time by the way). For those of you who might be questioning this reasoning…allow me to draw you an analogy.
Arellano, a repeat immigration offender and brazen activist for immigration reform, is employing what is commonly referred to as ‘circular logic.’ Here’s an example…
Only sick people need to take medicine, therefore, if you don’t take medicine, you will never be sick!
If only life were this easy.
I say let’s give Miss Arellano exactly what she wants. She claims that the U.S. isn’t enforcing immigration laws and allows immigration issues to purposefully fester (which I happen to completely agree with by the way), then maybe we should start enforcing the laws on the books starting with Miss Arellano. Elvira Arellano’s level of unchecked arrogance and contempt for the laws of this country is exactly why she and 20 million of her closest friends annually, are drawing fire from anti-immigration groups. Besides the fact that she has been arrested for identity theft and jumping the border two times, she also drew Medicaid illegally as some sources have confirmed.
What is the penalty for these crimes you ask? If pled out, the minimum Miss Arellano would receive would be seven years in a federal jail. I say let’s turn over a new leaf and begin to correct the “unfair bias against immigrants” and broken U.S. immigration laws, by executing an order of extradition, and demanding that Mexico hand her over to U.S. authorities. And as far as the Mexican government is concerned, if they do follow through on the proposed diplomatic letter to the U.S. protesting Elvira’s deportation, we can simple respond by telling them that we’ll read the letter when they make good on repaying all of their economic aid debt back to the U.S. I’ll be eating sandwiches and watching CNN everyday in joyful anticipation of that news.
A piece of advice for Elvira and the U.S. Congress – If you are really committed to immigration reform, how about you start by working together to elevate Mexico to a somewhat higher level than dirty-toilet-status as a nation on whole. Maybe, and I know this may sound wacky, people will actually want to stay at home and build a better life for themselves rather than breaking the law to do it here. You can start by repealing NAFTA and turn to a policy that institutes real worker rights and environmental reform in Mexico that has some teeth. Maybe then Elvira Arellano could work as an activist at home with her son instead of resort to squatting in churches in the U.S. to make her point. Either way, it’s not the problem of the U.S. that she decided to give birth to her son in this country and that she facing separation from him, it’s not the problem of the U.S. that Mexico is a corrupt wasteland, and it is certainly not the problem of the U.S. that citizens here do no want the blight and cancer that is the failed Mexican state, to envelop this nation. If my mother could emigrate to this country legally in 1955 as countless millions have since the 1870’s, then the Mexican people can as well. Civil disobedience is one thing – that was what Martin Luther King did. Elvira Arellano is a brazen criminal who wants to make her point by circumventing the law and impose her will on this countries immigration system. She is wrong and her deportation is completely justified. In light of her criminal acts, she should be arrested and jailed on sight if she is ever seen on this side of the border again.
Posted on August 24, 2007, in Immigration Policy, Politics and tagged church squatter, deportation, Elvira Arellano, illegal immigrants, Illegal Immigration, illegal Mexican immigrants, immigrant activist, immigration, Immigration Policy, immigration reform, Mexican immigrants, NAFTA, Politics, separation of families. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.