Mexico trying to get visa for Elvira Arellano
Posted Tue, Sep 9, 2007 at 6:19 pm
The gift that is recently deported illegal alien Elvira Arellano just keeps giving:
The Mexican government said Tuesday it is talking with U.S. officials about whether a deported illegal migrant and activist could return to the United States.Mexico says it hasn't heard back yet, but they're apparently waiting by the phone. The U.S. says it can't comment. Meanwhile, Saul (aka "Saulito", aka "Citizen Saul") has flown to Mexico; he'll be back in the U.S. this month to act in the role of a prop in an illegal immigration march.
...Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa said she approached U.S. authorities on Arellano's behalf after the 32-year-old asked Mexican President Felipe Calderon to help her return to the United States legally as a "peace and justice" ambassador.
Espinosa did not say whether Mexico planned to give Arellano the diplomatic post, but said officials were trying to determine if there was any way should could go back to Chicago.
Arellano said she would not back down from her request and was angered that Mexico was seeking a U.S. visa, adding that the Mexican government should not have to ask permission to send her north of the border.It'd be great if Howard Dean or another major Democratic leader could be encouraged to lend her support; readers who have accounts at DailyKos and other sites might want to subtly nudge them towards that position.
"I'm not asking for any visa," she said. "I want a diplomatic post as ambassador of peace and justice, and I won't accept anything less."