There seems to be an extraordinary media blackout on the immigration status of Juan Manuel Alvarez, the Glendale train derailer. Law enforcement authorities are stonewalling even the formidable Michelle Malkin (who of course had the courage to ask).
But a reader emails today that Los Angeles Channel 7 has let slip that the man will be prosecuted and then—"sent home to Mexico"…
California Senator Dianne Feinstein, sometimes seen as relatively sane on immigration, was appalling during her appearance on January 28th CNN Tonight Show with Lou Dobbs.
Regarding amnesty and illegal immigration, Feinstein said:
1) Proposition 187 was never "found unconstitutional," its defense was sabotaged by Democratic Governor Gray Davis.
And no one—except possibly Feinstein, her Congressional colleagues and the Mexican ethnic identity lobby— is worried that a measure "similar" to Proposition 187 would be placed on the ballot. We would welcome it.
2) Feinstein's suggestion that those aliens who "missed the earlier amnesty" nearly twenty years ago are entitled to another one simply sends this message to aliens: just get to the US—and sooner or later you'll be legal.