A pretty sad immigration commentary after the Congress refused to pass The Dream Act.
If this were not an election year, I would think Obama’s immigration policy would be enjoined in the courts and the President facing impeachment.
Let’s just make sure that Obama is not re-elected.
News clip of Nancy Pelosi speaking with illegal immigrants and their familieis
I understand that Democrat Nancy Pelosi wants to pander to the Latino community for votes. But, Speaker if you do not like the laws of the United States – CHANGE THEM.
But, then again, Pelosi and the Democrats are good at symbolism over substance.
Several hundred demonstrators took to the streets of Los Angeles to protest the arrest and deportation of immigration activist Elvira Arellano, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007.
Flap wonders why these folks are protesting illegal activity?
Elvira Arellano is a convicted felon (fraudulant use of social security numbers) who has no inherent right to be in the United States.
The next Rosa Parks in the struggle for Civil Rights?
Several hundred demonstrators march down Broadway in downtown Los Angeles to protest the arrest and deportation of immigration activist Elvira Arellano, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007.
Elvira Arellano speaks to the Mexican Congress, August 22, 2007
President Bush, Build the Damn Wall.
A Mexican Senate committee passed a measure Wednesday urging President Felipe Calderon to send a diplomatic note to the United States protesting the deportation of an illegal migrant who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year.
The committee also approved a scholarship to help her 8-year-old U.S.-born son, Saul, who is an American citizen and stayed in the United States.
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Elvira Arellano in Mexico
Since Arellano was arrested in Los Angeles and returned to Mexico she’s engaged in a whirlwind of public appearances where she’s been heralded as a hero for defying U.S. authorities by taking sanctuary in a church.
In the United States, her yearlong battle made her a polarizing figure alternately viewed as an icon of immigrant rights or a selfish lawbreaker.
But in Mexico, Arellano’s experience is portrayed as a story of principled resistance, of a woman who fought before becoming one of the thousands of illegal immigrants who file sadly back into this border metropolis every year.
“You’ve become the voice of all the Elviras in the U.S.,” said Heriberto Garcia, of Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights, an independent organization. “The voice of female undocumented immigrants who pursue the dream of working and forming a family.”
No Rule of Law spoken in Tijuana.
Does this attitude toward breaking American immigration law give ANYONE a CLUE?
Mr. President, secure the southern border as you promised. Close it now.
Elvira Arellano vowes to keep fighting from Mexico
For the past year, Elvira Arellano has promoted an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws from inside a Chicago church, where the illegal immigrant sought refuge to avoid being separated from her U.S.-born son.
Now, after being deported Sunday by U.S. immigration officials, she is trying to stir sympathy from within her native Mexico.
She huddled less than 24 hours later with about a dozen activists to plan her next steps in Tijuana, just across the border from San Diego and only about 100 miles from where she says she entered the United States illegally in 1997. Her plans included a talk-radio show appearance Tuesday, a news conference at City Hall on Thursday and a rally Sept. 12.
“I have a fighting spirit, and I’m going to continue to fight,” Arellano, 32, said outside the second-floor apartment where she is living with a friend. Her 8-year-old son Saul will stay in Chicago with his godmother.
Activists and others appear to support the cause of Elvira Arellano, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was arrested and deported Sunday, at a news conference at Los Angeles’ Plaza Church Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. From left are Alfred Falcon-Colin of the Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamerica (COFEM), Hee Joo Yoon of the Korean Resource Center, Angela Sanbrano of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, and Javier Rodriguez of the March 25 Coalition. Arellano has been promoting an overhaul to U.S. immigration laws from inside a Chicago church where she sought refuge to avoid being separated from her 8-year-old, U.S.-born son.
Elvira Arellano, the Mexican citizen that sought refuge in a Chicago church and was finally deported by the United States, talks about what the future holds after she was reunited with her son, Saul, 8, at an apartment where she is staying in Tijuana, Mexico Monday Aug. 20, 2007.
It is called the RULE OF LAW.
Flap doesn’t think the September 12 immigration protest or the Los Angeles protests this weekend will draw much sympathy from most Americans – because most are fed up with the Bush Administration’s failure to enforce the law and secure the Mexican border.
Illegal alien activist Elvira Arellano has been arrested and deported back to Mexico.
Elvira Arellano, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who has taken refuge in a Chicago church to avoid deportation for the last year, speaks to media at Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles church in Los Angeles Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007. Arellano, was arrested Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, the church’s pastor said. Arellano was arrested in the afternoon outside Our Lady Queen of Angels church on L.A.’s historic Olvera Street where she had been speaking to reporters, said the Rev. Walter Coleman, pastor of Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago where she sought sanctuary
About damn time.
Arellano’s presence in the United States is an affront to the rule of law and is BULL.
Now, if the Bush Administration would enforce the existing law and start enhancing border security.
What happened to the National Guard on the border?
And Flap continues to be skeptical of the Bush Adminsistration.
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A Federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement agent searches an unidentified man, right, during a raid of a Swift and Company Beef Plant in Greeley, Colo.
More than 1,200 people were arrested for alleged immigration violations in Tuesday’s six-state raid on meat processing plants and about 65 of them face criminal charges, including identity theft, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said today.
Federal officials said Operation Wagon Train netted 1,282 individuals, the largest such crackdown on illegal immigration at a single worksite.
“This is not only a case about illegal immigration, which is bad enough,” Chertoff said at a news conference in Washington. “It’s a case about identity theft and violation of the privacy rights and the economic rights of innocent Americans.”
He said the cases involved the identify theft of hundreds of people.
“These individuals suffered very real consequences in their lives,” he said. “These are not victimless crimes.”
The target of the raids, Swift & Co., one of the world’s largest meat processors, shut down nearly all its U.S. operations after the crackdown.
The crackdown, involving 1,000 federal agents, occurred at Swift’s headquarters in Greeley, Colo., and its plants in Grand Island, Neb.; Cactus, Texas; Hyrum, Utah; Marshalltown, Iowa; and Worthington, Minn. Chertoff said the raids capped a 10-month investigation.
Swift, which has not been charged, denied knowledge of the alleged scheme.
An unidentified Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agent watches the back of the Greeley Beef Packing Plant for Swift & Co. in Greeley, Colorado December 12, 2006. ICE agents raided Swift & Co. meat plants in six states on Tuesday, temporarily shutting them down, as part of a 10-month investigation into identity theft involving illegal immigrants, federal officials said.
Right, the Swift & Co. corporate officers did not know about the employment of illegal aliens. The federal government has been LAX in allowing large companies to get away with hiring (of course for cheaper wages) people that are in the United States illegally and have no right to work.
“Swift has never condoned the employment of unauthorized workers, nor have we ever knowingly hired such individuals,” Swift President and CEO Sam Rovit said in a statement.
This is extremely doubtful.
The question Flap has: Why wasn’t this done previously?
Swift and its corporate management must be held accountable as well. Maybe a little time cuddling with Bubba would assure that these corporate “FAT CATS” like CEO Sam Rovit hire by the laws of the United States.
Swift & Co. said it would reopen its meat plants after Immigration and Customs Enforcement ends its operation, but that production would depend on the number of workers arrested or detained. The sites raided handle all of Swift’s domestic beef processing and 77% of its pork processing.