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

August 19, 2007


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 /


Census Bureau wants to halt immigration raids for 2010 census

August 18, 2007


I was watching Hannity & Colmes on the Fox News Channel last night and saw a segment on the U.S. Census Bureau wanting to halt immigration enforcement, until after the 2010 census.  I thought it was a joke of sorts, until they got into the segment.

Of course, Sean Hannity pointed out the stupidity of not enforcing our immigration laws, while Susan Estrich, sitting in for Alan Colmes, argued that it is a constitutional requirement to “count every person” and that the U.S. should suspend immigration enforcement for the census.

Now, this really is as stupid as it sounds. 

So, what is ICE’s response?

Immigration officials sharpened their message a day after being coy about whether they would agree to halt enforcement raids during the 2010 census. “We won’t entertain any request to scale back our efforts,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Kelly Nantel said Friday.

Census officials had planned to speak with immigration agents about curbing enforcement during the population count, the Census Bureau’s second-ranking official said in an interview earlier this week.

Raids during the population count would make an already distrustful group even less likely to cooperate with government workers who are supposed to include them in the headcount, Deputy Director Preston Jay Waite had said.

When asked Thursday if the immigration enforcement agency would consider suspending raids during the census, spokeswoman Pat Reilly said, “If we were, we wouldn’t talk about it.”

“We’re an investigative agency,” she added. “We don’t talk about how we target our enforcement activities.”

The Constitution requires the Census Bureau to count everyone, including illegal immigrants, in the census.

Immigration agents informally agreed to cooperate with the Census Bureau during the 2000 census by not conducting any large-scale raids, said Waite and Kenneth Prewitt, who directed the Census Bureau during the 2000 count.    more…

But, do note that there was cooperation in 2000, although it was done “informally”. 

My theory, keep rounding up the illegal aliens and just count the ones still here, that haven’t been deported, yet.  Sounds too simple?  It is simple.  You still take care of the law enforcement aspect of deporting illegal aliens that have violated our laws entering this country and you still get a count of them. 

Maybe, if the Census Bureau is nice, ICE will keep a count of how many they are able to capture and shuttle back to their home countries for them too.

There!  Problem solved.  Next issue?

Savage continues to draw protests for July remarks

August 18, 2007

Michael Savage via USA Today

It seems that Michael Savage is still drawing quite a bit of heat from his on-air comments on July 5th when he commented about a group of students who had announced they were “fasting in support of changes in immigration policy.”

“I would say, let them fast until they starve to death, then that solves the problem.”

In response, Gerardo Sandoval of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors categorized Savage’s comments as “symbolic of hatred and racism,” and introduced a failed resolution to condemn Savage

Gerardo Sandoval - District 11 Supervisor

The resolution Sadoval introduced to condemn Savage for his comments about illegal aliens failed.  But, in the interim, a group of mostly Hispanic protesters gathered outside Savage’s San Francisco radio station to demand his termination.

Now, as much as I tend not to like the way in which Savage conducts himself, a lot of the time, I do have to agree with him that “[t]o stop opinion by threatening legal action is akin to using the power of the State to control thought and speech”. 

I don’t guess that is too far removed from the Fairness Doctrine efforts, come to think of it, but that is for another post.

So, why did the resolution fail to reach the unanimous vote of all ten members?  Ed Jew, a Chinese-American whose grandfather immigrated to the U.S. several decades ago, voted against it and noted, “The First Amendment gives him the right to make those comments.”

Ed Jew - District 4 Supervisor

What a novel concept, huh?  Too bad the rest of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors didn’t get it.  Of course, Francisco Alvarado and the other organizers of the demonstration against Savage don’t get it either.

Instead, they wanted to stage a “die-in” and chanted “This is what you want! This is what you want!”, while protesters lay sprawled about the ground. 

Basically, it boils down to a couple of Constitutional rights, Savage’s right to free speech and the protesters’ right to assemble.

As for me, as much as I can’t believe I am siding with Savage, I want to see if the protesters have the fortitude to follow there fast through to the climax, when we don’t see immigration policy changed to allow them to return to the eating table as victors. 

Do I want to see anyone die from this situation?  Nope.  Am I going to lose sleep over it, if some of them do perish from their own foolishness?  Nope. 

It’s the protesters’ choice to assemble for this issue.  And, if the have the chutzpah to carry it through to that finale, so be it. 

Edwards’ wife fights for his candidacy. Why can’t he?

August 17, 2007

Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards takes a “swipe at Hillary” and calls Obama to task on his “holier than thou” attitude, according to NewsMax.

Elizabeth Edwards Takes Swipe at Hillary 

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic candidate John Edwards, lambastes his rival Barack Obama as “holier than thou” on the Iraq war and accuses Hillary Rodham Clinton of failing to show leadership on health care and Iraq.

As her husband trails Clinton and Obama in national polls, Elizabeth Edwards has been an outspoken critic of his opponents. Last month, she said her husband would be a better champion for women as president than Clinton and more recently said, “We can’t make John black, we can’t make him a woman. Those things get you a lot of press, worth a certain amount of fundraising dollars.”

In an interview published in the August issue of The Progressive magazine, Elizabeth Edwards complained about Obama, who opposed the war when he was a state legislator in Illinois and later as a Senate candidate but has since voted for funds for the military.   more…

I guess the “silk pony”, as Michelle Malkin affectionately calls him, needed to bring out the muscle, since he is too busy with his hypocrisy on taking money, predatory lending and, possibly, conspiring with Henry Reynolds on a smear campaign against an unnanounced Republican candidate. 

Can’t you fight for yourself, John. 

John Edwards via 

I bet, if he asks, Liz might show him how to stand up for himself, without mussing his mane too much.

Meanwhile, John will keep up with the focus of his campaign from the beginning,…


…himself.  No wonder Liz is having to do the fighting. 

The MSM scorecard

August 17, 2007

Randall Hoven at The American Thinker has begun “a scorecard to keep track of all the fallen journalists, journalistic mistakes and major and minor screw-ups in the media”.   

Well, that should keep him busy keeping it update, huh?

It falls in line, somewhat, with what I was reading at The American Pundit earlier, where I posted a couple of comments with links to previous stories, like:Penelope Trunk at the Huffington Post was so bold as to let us know that journalists have their own version of “the truth”.

I also noted the “highly contrived” article at Newsweek by Sharon Begley that prompted an immediate rebuttal from a Newsweek editor, Robert Samuelson, because of the validity of the story on global warming.

And, I mentioned how the MSM blames bloggers and the internet for journalists’ failed writing and research skills, down to something as simple as proper spelling.

People just tuning in in recent weeks may have thought Scott Thomas Beauchamp and The New Republic were just an isolated occurrence.  But, that is far from the way things are.

Is it just me or is Geraldo’s blathering nauseating?

August 17, 2007


UPDATE:  By the way, I have gotten tired of hearing Geraldo whine about how he “broke the story” of the murders on his show the other night, before anyone else was reporting on it.  Is that going to be his claim to fame?   Sorry.  I had to get that off my chest too.


While doing my evening viewing of the Fox News Channel the past few days, I have been obliged to endure Geraldo Rivera on The O’Reilly FactorHannity & Colmes and, now, Fox & Friends

Here he is on The O’Reilly Factor the other night.

He lost his cool with Sean Hannity the other night, when trying to spin the case on the charges leveled against Jose Carranza, an illegal alien, and was fronted out by Sean for trying to brush that aspect aside as a trivial point.  Here he is in an excerpt from Hannity & Colmes, when Sean got him so incited.

I thought Geraldo was going to burst a blood vessel.   

It was almost comical, if it were not for it being so damned annoying, that Geraldo, like so many of his Leftnut buddies, wishes to turn a blind eye to the problems that illegal immigration levies upon our society.

Michelle Malkin appeared on Fox & Friends yesterday with Kelly, Gretchen and Greg to discuss the gangland-style Newark, NJ murders and sanctuary city practices of Newark.

This morning, Geraldo showed up on Fox & Friends with Kelly, Gretchen and Brian to try and counter Michelle’s appearance yesterday on that show, where she was demonstrating the insanity in this having been a 100% preventable crime.  Geraldo was having none of that.

It’s probably better for him that he doesn’t try to go head-to-head with Michelle on the issues.  He doesn’t usually tend to come out too well on those situations.  As Bryan notes:

Geraldo resorted to emotional arguments throughout, and cited statistics without ever noting the source of those stats, and many of his stats aren’t even right. And he had to ignore some obvious things — such as the inherent criminality of illegal immigrants — to get anywhere near making a substantive point. Instead of making real points, he just kept ranting about “Pablo” and injecting race into the debate, and then accusing Michelle of injecting race when she clearly hadn’t.

Had Carranza been deported, in all likelihood, the three youths in Neward that were executed gangland style may well still be alive today.  But, he was not and they are not. 

At the very least, this predator could have been held without bail, pending a deportation hearing on his illegal immigration status, after being charged with raping a child, he would not have been out to commit the murders.

But, that doesn’t play well with Geraldo’s spin, so we should brush over it, as he sees it.  What a nimrod. 

I think Geraldo is full of the “bullcrapMichelle noted in her post and on television.  He doesn’t want to be reminded of all the other horrific crimes being perpetrated by criminal aliens in the U.S., like I have posted on here and here, just for recent examples.

By all means, when it comes to illegal aliens, especially criminal illegal aliens,…

Deport Them Now.

Storing up the anti-life agenda

August 17, 2007

Manhattan Storage Company billboared via 

H/T to Michelle Malkin

I’m glad to see that I wasn’t the only one that noticed the coat hanger in the Manhattan Mini Storage billboard advertisement promoting abortion.

These Leftnuts already have murder-on-demand with abortion legalized in the U.S., with our tax dollars even paying for it, and they still want to insinuate that someone is forced to use a coat hanger?

Ironically, when I clicked over to Reuters‘ story on the billboard campaign, I found an advertisement for an adoption agency.  

Ads by Google

Wonderful Families Waiting To Adopt All Expenses Paid, Open 24/7

I wonder what Manhattan Mini-Storage and their parent company, Edison Properties, think of that.

Bill Donohue with the Catholic Leauge makes a worthwhile observation about the hypocrisy of this crude advertisement in an article by LifeNews.

Those who like this billboard would no doubt be aghast at the sight of a billboard that featured a bloody baby who survived a botched abortion,” Donohue explained. “They would be even more incensed if the picture were accompanied by the remark, ‘This is what happens when abortion fails.'”

Let Manhattan Mini Storage know what you think about their advertisement strategy:

Is Hillary’s cleavage really news?

August 15, 2007

via The Washington Post

Come one, folks.  Is it really news that Hillary Clinton has breasts?  Robyn Givhan at the Washington Post seems to think so.

Now, if the story were broken that she had male genitalia, that might be news. 

Anyhow, Ann Althouse muses some more on Hillary and cleavage, if you’re up to it. (no pun intended…well, maybe a little)

WaPo is even blogging on Hillary’s bosom.  The recent Hillary Clinton fundraising letter is right in that it is “grossly inappropriate.”  It was so gross to me that the one photo of Hillary Clinton and her cleavage was enough to leave my lunch feeling less-than-settled. 

Anyone have a Tums?  Anyone?

Let’s get back to real news.  Let’s hear about Hillary’s socialist healthcare or her more recent venture for billions of dollars to have the government bail out homeowners who over-extend themselves with a socialist housing plan.  Let’s hear about what Hillary is hiding.  Let’s hear about her groveling to the leftwing nutroots and getting booed at the YearlyKos. 

There are too many boobs in government to worry about writing on Hillary’s cleavage or any other candidate’s.  There goes my lunch again.  I may never get these disturbing visions of Hillary and her cleavage out of my mind.  Thanks, guys. :-/

Shhh! Don’t mention that Manuel De Jesus Gonzalez-Geronimo is an “illegal alien”.

August 15, 2007

News of Manuel De Jesus Gonzalez-Geronimo and the horrific accident that took the lives of constructin workers on U.S. Route 29 in Maryland is being reported  on the local and national levels.  But, what seems to not be reported in many cases is that Mr. Gonzalez-Geronimo, by his own admission, is an illegal alien that has been in the U.S. for seven years.

But, surely, there is no agenda for leaving that small tidbit out of the news articles, right?

MSNBC doesn’t even hint at his immigration status.  Same goes for the Washington Post.  An area station, NBC4, in Maryland isn’t any better on their coverage.  It’s not just NBC.  An ABC station is neglecting to report the whole story too.  WABL, another NBC station, is the same.  The Gazette in Maryland, doesn’t mention the immigration status either. 

Now, WTOP, give you the full details, including the illegal immigration status.  The Baltimore Sun gives us a little bit on the illegal immigration status but to them he is an “undocumented worker from Guatemala”, not illegal alien.  But, they do go on to refer to “illegal aliens” in a subsequent sentence. 

Were it not for a few media outlets and the blogosphere reporting the full details, no one would ever know that another illegal alien has taken lives that an American wouldn’t.

I didn’t even find anything on the Fox News Channel.  Maybe, they have it on-air but not on the site yet.  Dunno.  It might pop up on there later.

NewsMax is silent on the story too. 

So, like Brennan at The American Pundit says, “Anyone up for any open borders rap?

Or, better yet, maybe someone would like to strut with Elvira Arellano, the illegal immigrant planning to come out of hiding in a church for ten years, to protest in an immigration march in a few days, as Michelle Malkin reports.

Yeah.  We get to hear politicians, like Rudy, talk about how they are going to secure the borders.  Of course, he continued the sanctuary city policy in New York as mayor and now wants us to believe he is going to do something about illegal aliens.  Maybe I am too skeptical.  I won’t believe it, until I see it.


Others posting on deaths resulting from illegal aliens:  HotAir / Right Voices / Four Pointer / Thunder Run / dpgi v.3 / Common Sense Journal / No More Spin / Beau Sams / Political Party Poop / La Shawn Barber /

First, “Hillarycare” and now “Hillestate”? What’s next?

August 14, 2007


H/T to Michelle Malkin.

Michelle outlines Hillary’s newest way to redistribute America’s wealth in her dream socialist country.  First, we got “Hillarycare“, with her socialized healthcare program that the other Dems are now tauting as a foundation of their campaign platforms.

Now, she is pledging $1,000,000,000 here and $1,000,000,000 there to underwrite people who are over-extending themselves in the realestate market.  What do we call this one – “Hillestate“? 

Now, folks, that is a lot of zeros.  And, for yours and my tax dollars to underwrite people that aren’t smart enough not to over-extend themselves in the housing market is ludicrous.  Fannie and Freddie have no business being in existence anyhow.  It is just another corrupt beauracracy that eats up our tax money and show nothing for it, except the need to funnel in more money.

You can check out Hillary’s “four-point plan” for yourself.   You can check her out on CNBC pressing her agenda.

Michelle brings us the roundup from some money savvy folks who see the obvious pitfalls with this type of endeavor.

Why not click on over to Hillary’s campaign blog and give her a story of how you chose to live within your means and bought property you could afford.  Apologize to her up front that you cannot give her some sob story, because you were too busy being responsible and not expecting Fannie, Freddie or the like to bail you out.

Can we file this one under “stupid with a huge price tage to the American people”?

Others posting on this topic:  American Pundit / Matt Carrothers / Jonathan Hoenig / SocalMtgGuy /