Elvira Arellano, Mexican lawmakers to push immigration "reform"

It looks like Elvira Arellano is going to be the gift that keeps on giving: she'll continue to push for an amnesty from Mexico, and she'll be assisted in that by Mexican politicians. Her radicalism (see the fifth update to that link) can be used to discredit all of her future efforts and those with whom she's linked; if we're lucky some additional U.S. leaders might decide to help her cause.

From this (via this):
...Mexican authorities and activists wasted no time in trying to capitalize on Arellano's new cachet, scrambling to align themselves with Arellano and gently suggesting what the newest chapter in her life should look like.

On Wednesday, Arellano, 32, plans to travel to Mexico City, where on Thursday she plans to stand with a group of Mexican congressmen to denounce the U.S. Congress for not passing more lenient immigration reforms.

Plans are also under way for Arellano to headline a Sept. 12 rally near Tijuana's border with California, an appearance meant to coincide with a demonstration planned in Washington...

...Rosario Ibarra, a prominent human-rights activist in Mexico City, suggested that Arellano use her celebrity to chastise the Mexican government for not providing enough economic opportunities to keep its people in the country.

Raul Rios, a Mexican congressman from Arellano's home state of Michoacan, suggested she should push Mexican consulates in the U.S. to do more to help undocumented immigrants. "We should start by fixing our own house," Rios said, adding he helped to create a nonpartisan coalition on immigration issues to work with Arellano.

"Elvira is an example, not just for those who live in the United States but for immigrants all over the world," said Jose Jacques [Medina], a Mexican congressman from California. "I think she can convert herself into an icon for a struggle that is even more global, that addresses the root causes of migration."
Yes, the "struggle".

UPDATE: From the AP:
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.

..."We cannot remain quiet in view of this injustice and must ask for firm action from our authorities," Mexican Sen. Humberto Zazue said.

He accused the United States of violating international deportation accords by denying her access to the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.

..."For me it is very important that our government take a strong stand to defend all of us who decide to migrate to another country," [EA] said.


Please Elvira, sneak back over the border again soon to illustrate what a joke deportation is when we have no border security whatsoever.

Her Adventures in Mexico sound like a Woody Allen movie. Funny and pathetic!

_...an be used to discredit all of her future efforts..._ While it won't hurt, you don't need any of that. It's patently absurd for some anointed, self-interested 'activist', an unskilled, unemployed Mexican, to be lecturing the US about what its immigration law ought to be. The woman really is too much. For someone who came to the US because she needed a job, she seems to have a lot of time on her hands. She's a walking poster woman for an end to birthright citizenship. The "root causes of migration" (most of it, anyway) are indeed economic -- people going from poor countries to rich(er) countries. BUT MEXICO IS POOR PRIMARILY BECAUSE IT IS FULL OF MEXICANS. (To cite just one specific example, but the most relevant one for the US, since there is a long shared border.) You can see some proof of this in the abysmal academic performance [1] of "Latinos" in the US (most of whom are Mexicans). Uneducated, unskilled people just cannot create significant wealth [2]. Massive immigration of "Latinos" is a disaster for the US.

[1] www.vdare.com/rubenstein/050713_nd.htm
[2] sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/09/BAG92FL9BD1.DTL

The root cause of any theft: they want what you have.

The root causes of Mexico's poor record are: a huge amount of corruption, very weak educational levels (reportedly, two-thirds of all Mexicans have only about a sixth grade education) and last but not least, foolish "machismo pride" that holds back much progress. Mexico is full of oil, natural resources, fertile farm land, great coastlines but yet, they still can't figure out how to utilize it all. They've made some improvement in recent years but way too little.

Pat is right what a joke, jay is right and Tanstaafl is dead on, "its about what you have", and what the third world wants from you, YOUR LIFE.

Read the Michelle Malkin story of what those criminaliens did to those students in NEWARK....then tell the freeloading lawbreaker to STiCK IT!!!

okay, okay, i read lonewacko everyday and am a strong believer that illegal immigration is the largest problem facing our country, for numerous reasons. however, "eh," you sound like an ignoprant redneck racist with your "but Mexico is poor primarily because it is full of Mexicans." give me a break! what does that statement even mean? you are the reason so many people stay away from the this debate -- your political beliefs are nothing more than a thin mask of bigotry. on the other hand, Jay makes some very salient, practical comments in half the space and without the bias. as passionate as i am about this subject, i find it very hard to align myself with people like you.

Where is the forceful letter from our Senate to their Senate? They demand "firm action from their authorities" against the United States? It's "important our government take a strong stand to defend all of us who decide to migrate to another country". With or without our countries permission is implied. Like Germany "migrated" into Poland? Illegal entry into Mexico is a felony that is harshly enforced, but illegal entry into our country is recognized as a protected "right" of their citizens? Well, okay, what has their senate just declared? Calderon needs to denounce the Mexican senate's statement and demand an immediate retraction. Bush, and our Senate should demand no less. And just where is that wall? Bush? Chertoff? Anybody?...

don't expect our politicians to stand up for our country -- they haven't in the past so why should we hold our collective breaths now. there's too much money at play for congress to be america-first on this issue.

I love you calypso catteraugus, you are the enemy you don't like people who can talk out against evil you want Mexico City rule/Bush/Bin Laden and Red China here and now why do we the Builders of a great Nation care about the enemies of freedom? this person hates freedom This person hates the ideals of duty and laws and all things that are American and loves the evil of that place of hell Mexico and want's that evil of the third world drug dealers here and now, sad fact is this person will get what he or she wants without a fight for the ideals of freedom. Buy Guns for the coming mass murder by the third worlds evil people who are be used by the drug dealers of mexico. see La Raza!

AND Calypso only using you for fun hey people its all over with just find a place for your families out of the main cities in the coming years its about to get real evil in this non Nation!

fred, you are a problem, sir. you and your misspelled, unpunctuated ramblings, replete with hatred, misrepresentations and falsehoods. your posts are virtually incomprehensible and have no substantive value whatsoever! who are you to point the finger? ugh!

The U.S. Government must protest any use of Ms. Arellano as a weapon against the people of the United States by any official of the government of Mexico. Ms Arellano is not a legitimate cause. She is being used by political coyotes to attack us.

Rumor. Our politicians balls are kept for ransom in a vault in Mexico City.

Horace my man you are wrong. You can't keep something in a vault any where that does not exist.

_however, "eh," you sound like an ignoprant redneck racist..._ Better to "sound like" something than to be it, I guess. Especially something like, say, a total jerk. Hopefully, sanctimonious, "ignoprant", rational argument-lacking ad hominem-izers like you will soon be told -- rhetorically, mind you -- to sit down and shut the fuck up. [1] _what does that statement even mean?_ Me being a "redneck" an' all, I might have trouble explaining. You being so worldly an' all, so unredneck-ish, I'm sure that if I post a few links (as I already did), you'll go there and read the material; if you do, then you'll have a good idea what it means. But just in case you don\'t [2], I'll give it a try. It's kinda like this: your average Japanese (for example) is a lot more intelligent than your average Mexican. This is the biggest reason why Japan is a stable, low crime, economic powerhouse where digital cameras are designed. And Mexico, well, isn't. In case you're still in the dark (pun definitely intended), the general idea is found in data like this: BLACK CHILDREN OF PARENTS WITH GRADUATE DEGREES HAVE LOWER SAT SCORES THAN WHITE CHILDREN OF PARENTS WITH A HIGH-SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR LESS. BLACK CHILDREN FROM THE WEALTHIEST FAMILIES HAVE MEAN SAT SCORES LOWER THAN WHITE CHILDREN FROM FAMILIES BELOW THE POVERTY LINE. [3]

[1] blog.vdare.com/archives/2007/08/23/national-review-race-is-a-perceptual-category-not-a-biological-one/
[2] isteve.blogspot.com/2007/07/iq-economist-gets-new-job-garett-jones.html
[3] www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/testing.htm