ICE, ICE, Baby!

Elvira Arellano, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, was arrested over the weekend by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents after making a trip to Los Angeles. While this may not seem like it's all that big of a deal, it's being played out like it is.

Elvira has been in this country illegally since 1997, and during the last year has been holed up inside of a church in Chicago basically defying the Feds to come and get her. She's been there with her 8 year old son, who was born in the USA and became her anchor baby. So the left wing press has been having a field day trying to turn her into the "Cindy Sheehan" of the immigration movement. Their main issue is that "we separated her from her son".

There's a serious problem here folks. Nobody is forcing her to separate from her son. She made that decision on her own when she was deported. There was nothing stopping her from saying "yes, bring my son too". Instead she CHOSE to leave him behind. Nobody forced her to come here, knowingly violate our laws, just so she could give birth knowing she's exploiting one of the biggest loopholes in immigration law. And what about the father? Where is he in all of this? Shouldn't he be having some kind of role to play other than being completely absent from the scene?

Though the liberal press is trying to make it out like she's a victim here, nothing could be further from the truth. She's been arrested and deported once before, back in 1997. She broke the law again when she snuck back in in 2000 and moved to Chicago. She got a job there cleaning planes at O'Hare - except she used a fake Social Security number to do it and got busted in 2002. She was convicted for working with a false ID and was ordered to surrender to authorities. Well guess what - instead of doing that she chose to run and hide in a church. She knew exactly what she was doing and how to game the system for her benefit.

So why is anyone surprised she got arrested in LA? When she chose to become an activist and start this whole "trip to DC" thing of hers, she must have known ICE would be waiting for her. I can only conclude then that she did this on purpose, or she's a supreme moron and actually thought she'd get away with it. Either way, when you live a life of crime you're going to get nailed sooner or later. When you put yourself in the public spotlight as a criminal, you won't last long.

Score one for our side. And someone find that kid's father and set him straight while you're at it.
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"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil

Well. I guess that's that then.

       
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Posted on Aug 20, 2007 7:12 am by Samson in: | 5 comment(s) [Closed]
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Well, it certainly does sound like she's tried awfully hard to get busted.. *shrug*

       
Well, leaving her son in the US was on obvious choice and no sane person would've done otherwise.

While I'm here, I'm often amused at how you bash the liberal media when the conservatives are just as bad. In fact, there is no media that isn't bad. None. Zero.

       
As it turns out she didn't leave her son in the US. She took him with her to Tijuana. However it was reported that she's going to send him back to live with the priest at the church she hid out at. Sane or not, she's got no standing to claim WE are separating her from her family when SHE is the one sending the kid back. ICE has been more than fair in all this.

And I bash the liberal media because they're so transparently biased it's sickening. I've not seen that kind of thing from the so-called conservative media. Fox News isn't conservative by any stretch. I'd describe them as centrist. I don't always agree with their stands on certain things, but at least with them you actually get both sides of a debate. They also challenge people on both sides when they have folks in to be interviewed for whatever it is. That's the big reason why you won't ever see Hilary Clinton there because someone like O'Reilly won't let her get away with spewing socialist crap like would happen on CNN.

       
The fact that you're using words like "transparently biased" and "so-called" to describe opposing views shows how transparently biased you are to the so-called opposing view. Try to tell me with a straight face and a clear conscious that you believe any program out there does not bias towards one thing or another and slant their reporting in that direction.

To be completely honest, this isn't even newsworthy. Another illegal got deported, who the hell cares? That just shows you how desperate the media is to get sheep in their pens. It may be the liberal media this time, but it will be the conservative media next time. Round and round we go, dancing in our spiral of social devolution.

       
Transparently biased because it's the truth. Do the research.

So-called because as far as I see there's no true conservative TV news. As I said, not even Fox qualifies for that.

If you want conservative media, you need to go to talk radio. I don't know what kind of conservative media you have available to you but what I listen to out here isn't anywhere close to the wacko fringe that runs the liberal media. Wacko fringe right-wingers do exist, but they're not conservatives.

       
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