Even Ruben Navarrette - someone brazen enough to write a column defending his friend and Mexico's propagandist Rob Allyn - doesn't support the case of Elvira Arellano. Leaving aside the other things he says in his latest, he did do a bit of a public service by trying to get the take of the National Council of La Raza ("The Race"; NCLR) on her case. He doesn't appear to have gotten a straight answer from NCLR Vice President Cecilia Munoz:
"We have questions about whether going after people one at a time ultimately has much of a payoff in terms of effectiveness... What's the strategy behind our immigration enforcement? Are we trying to round up everyone and send them out? Because if that is our policy, then we're going to fail... We're not just sort of levitating people out of the country with no impact... We should be making deliberate judgments about what our immigration priorities are, and I'm not sure that going after workers who are also parents is our most effective strategy. It's certainly not a cost-free strategy... It is really very upsetting to see parents torn away from their children... And you wonder: If this is our enforcement strategy, what kind of country are we becoming?"
One might expect a "mainstream" group like NCLR - the one that Karl Rove pandered to a while back despite them funding extremists - to at least utter some verbage about how they don't support convicted criminal defying deportation orders, or about how they don't support someone using a false identity to gain work at an airport, yet I guess that was just a bit too difficult for them.
Immigration2007b · Sun, 08/26/2007 - 10:54 · Importance: 1