Thursday, August 23, 2007

Surprise, Mexican Senate Sides With Deported Elvira Arellano

From the USA Today:

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.

Elvira Arellano, 32, became an activist and a national symbol for illegal immigrant parents by defying her deportation order and speaking out from her sanctuary in the Adalberto United Methodist Church. She announced last week that she was leaving to try to lobby U.S. lawmakers for immigration reform.

Maybe the Mexican Senate should concentrate on making life better for their citizens rather than trying to "export" them. When up to 10% of their population is in OUR country illegally this should be a low priority for them. Hey Mexico, how about trying to keep YOUR citizens from wanting to leave THEIR country.

We will take care of our business. Mexico should do the same.

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