No more sanctuary for Elvira Arellano, at least for now.


UPDATE:  H/T to Brennan at The American Pundit.  The Mexican Senate is displeased with the U.S. enforcing our immigrations laws.  I’m not surprised either, Brennan.


UPDATE:  Tammy Bruce is curious as to when we will see mom held accountable for her child abuse/neglect.  Maybe once she gets done basking in the spotlight

And, while we are at it, if the Mexican senate loves Elvira Arellano so much, why don’t they just keep her there, instead of wanting to get her back here?


UPDATE:  Michelle Malkin will be on The O’Reilly Factor at 8:00pm (EST) tonight to discuss the Elvira Arellano case, as well as sanctuary cities and crime.  It will be the usual three, Michelle, O’Reilly, and Powers.  Well, the Factor might be worth watching again tonight.

*NoteIs it just me or does anyone else seem to think the Fox may be grooming Michelle for her own show?  O’Reilly had said some time back that he didn’t know how much longer he would want to do the show.  The Malkin Factor.  Not a bad ring to it.  But, she might want something more original.


UPDATE:  Even the poll on the Los Angeles Times site to see if people believe Arellano should have been deported is overwhelmingly in favor of her deportation. 

Here are the results at 6:12pm (EST), when I cast my vote (Can you guess which way I voted?):

Your Vote

What do you think of the case of Elvira Arellano? The illegal immigrant from Mexico was deported late Sunday. Should she have been deported?

Yes. She broke the law.

(822 responses)

No. She should not be separated from her son.

(254 responses)

Doesn’t matter. This feels like a publicity stunt.

(90 responses)

1166 total responses

Well, they damned sure can’t say that the LAT is some right-leaning media outlet and their crazed readers who hate immigrants.  I think those results are just a hoot! 


UPDATE:  H/T to Michelle Malkin

Laura Ingraham had Geraldo Rivera on to blather about the Elvira Arellano arrest and deportation.  Audio is here for that exchange.

There is one interesting tidbit you might get from the segment, if nothing else.  Geraldo said he “invented” covering MS-13 gangs. 

Now we have Geraldo with MS-13 and Al Gore with the internet.  What’s next?


UPDATE:  A Chicago Tribune poll shows an overwhelming majority of respondents thought Elvira Arellano should have been arrested and deported.  The same goes for churches sheltering illegal aliens.

Now, where is that “outrage” to which the earlier video report alluded?  Anyone?


UPDATE:  You’ll have to forgive me, if I don’t see the “outrage” that they talk about in this video report on Arellano’s arrest and deportation. 

The only “outrage” I am hearing in my area is why it took ICE so long to do something, while Arellano thumbed her nose at U.S. law and got away with it.


UPDATE:  Say “cheese!”, Elvira.  Now comes her booking photo.

Elvira Arellano's booking photo 

Is there anyone out there interested in starting a pool on how long it will be, before Elvira Arellano turns back up in the U.S.?


H/T to Brennan at The American Pundit.

Yes.  Elvira Arellano has been arrested, after brazenly leaving her longtime hideout in a Chicago-area church to travel to Los Angeles, CA for one of her speaking engagements.

An illegal Mexican immigrant who sought refuge inside a Chicago church for a year was arrested in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon after taking her campaign on the road.

Elvira Arellano was arrested about 4:15 p.m. Chicago time by law enforcement officials after leaving Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in downtown Los Angeles, said Emma Lozano, an adviser who was there during the arrest.

After talking to news media inside the church, Arellano and her supporters got into their van to head north to San Jose, where she was scheduled to speak at another church, Lozano said. Moments after they got in the van, an unmarked vehicle stopped them. 

At this point is where Antonio Olivo, the Chicago Tribune staff writer, decides to inject his drama with a little creative license.

The driver of Arellano’s van, Roberto Lopez, poked his head out of the van because he wanted to see why they were being blocked. Several other unmarked vehicles surrounded their van.

Agents came out of all the cars screaming at the top of their lungs for her to get out, Lozano said. Her 8-year-old son, Saul, started to cry, and Arellano said to everyone in the car, “Calm down. Don’t have any fear. They can’t hurt me.”

Well, that almost sounded like the Gestapo had decended upon poor little Elvira and her cohorts, didn’t it?   Now, it was time for Antonio to show Elvira as the one being in charge.

Then she turned to the people who were about to arrest her and she said, “You’re going to have to give me a minute with my son,” Lozano said. She spent time with her son in the car, and then surrendered.

According to the article, ICE has Arellano in custody and is preparing to return her to Mexico on the original deportation order issued in 1997.  I am curious to see if they bungle this one.

As Michelle Malkin points out, “Keep an eye on ICE.”

How long will it take Elvira Arellano to sneak back into the U.S. for a third time, do you think?  Her eight year old son is still in the U.S. and Arellano is just across the border in Tiajuana.  Plus, she already had plans to make the pilgrimage to Washington D.C. in September.  Wouldn’t that be the icing on the cake for Chertoff and ICE to see her pop in in D.C.?  What will you do then, Mr. Chertoff?

If the U.S. Census Bureau had its way, Arellano never would have been deported at this time, I guess.

Interestingly enough, Arellano wasn’t too popular with other illegal aliens, because her shenanigans were perceived to be bringing too much attention to illegal immigration for their comfort.  Read the full Chicago Tribune article.

Bear in mind, as Allahpundit points out, “sanctuary” is not recognized by American law but, rather, is an archaic common law concept.


Others posting on this topic:  JamieWearingFool / Allahpundit / Narcissistic view on News/Politics / University Update / Don Surber / / Bill’s Bites / Gateway Pundit / Amy Ridenour / Independent Conservative / Captain’s Quarters / MAIA / Free Republic /


3 Responses to “No more sanctuary for Elvira Arellano, at least for now.”

  1. Arellano Deported : The American Pundit | News and Opinion With A Conservative View Says:

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  2. Thomas Says:

    The melodrama of Elvira Arellano’s year-long internment at a local church leaves unanswered many questions: Who is the father of her child? Where has he been since the child’s birth? To what extent is he fulfilling his parental responsibilities? Why hasn’t he shared the spotlight of media attention along with mother and son? His absence as a protagonist in this story confirms what many have already surmised: he is not a U.S. citizen. If that were not true, Ms. Arellano surely would have obtained U.S. citizenship for herself by marrying him, an outcome that would have rendered unnecessary her defiance of U.S. laws for the past 10 years.

    We must pressure our elected representatives to change our laws so that birthright citizenship is never bestowed upon children of illegal immigrants – an outcome that 14th Amendment authors arguably never intended.

  3. MortalKombat Says:

    $512 Says she will be back in U.S.A in January 08

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