Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff described anti-amnesty Americans as being satisfied with nothing less than "the death penalty" for illegal aliens and recently warned of "some unhappy consequences" unless illegal aliens were granted amnesty. Yes, that Michael Chertoff — the guy in charge of keeping us safe from foreign invasions.
So it was curious when we were treated this week to a weeping Mexican woman on TV, claiming the U.S. government was tearing her from her infant son and saying she knew the American people would be outraged if she were deported. (I note that her message might have been more effective in English.)[1 Down, 11,999,999 to Go - HUMAN EVENTS]
But while there are many more obvious targets for deportation, like all the criminals, drunk drivers, and child molesters out there, Elvira is not actually a sympathetic character:
Still, if Elvira Arellano is the best they've got to change public opinion on deporting illegal aliens, don't expect public opinion to change anytime soon.
Arellano has already snuck into the country illegally twice (that we know of). After being deported in 1999 — under an administration that, astonishingly, was more serious about enforcing immigration law than the current one — she illegally ran across the border again a few days later.
Only after 9/11 was she arrested again and convicted for using a stolen Social Security number to get a job as a cleaning woman at an airport. In lieu of jail time, Arellano was to be deported. Instead she took refuge in a left-wing "church" and began to bellyache about being thrown out again.
Despite living in this country illegally for a decade, Arellano hasn't mastered the most rudimentary English. She doesn't want to assimilate and become a "Mexican-American." She wants to be a Mexican-Mexican living in and off America.
So far, the only thing Arellano has contributed to America is one illegitimate child.
Arellano is part of the advance wave of left-wing, Third World colonization of America. Democrats claim there are "two Americas." If they have their way, there will be two Latin Americas.
It's important to note that the reason Elvira could be deported the same day as she was arrested was that she had already been through all the deportation proceedings before she entered the church. She was also convicted on the fake Social Security card, and had thus agreed to be deported rather than go to jail. That's why she's gone now.