Media alert: Elvira Arellano has left the sanctuary (L.A., DC on tour)
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Elvira Arellano - the illegal alien who was ordered to be deported after being convicted of using a false Social Security number and who's been holed up in a Chicago church for a year and who's only a sympathetic figure to those on the far-left - has left her "sanctuary" and is currently on a road trip.
The first stop: Los Angeles' La Placita Catholic Church, aka Our Lady Queen of Angels. They're already participating in the "new sanctuary movement", so perhaps they'll take her in. Apparently there will be a march tomorrow organized by the March 25 Coalition.
Along for the ride: the Rev. Walter "Slim" Coleman, husband of what could charitably be called Arellano's "agent", Emma Lozano of Centro Sin Fronteras. They refused to tell the AP whether "Citizen" Saul Arellano is with her; the Chicago Tribune says he flew ahead.
Next stop: Washington DC for a September 12 prayer meeting and lobbying effort.
In a normal world, the DHS would ignore her and perhaps try to undercut her case by, say, publicizing her court documents or discussing the various links of her associates. However, with corrupt officials like Michael Chertoff around, one cute trick they might play would be to arrest her in as public a fashion as possible in order to enrage the left.
While Mayor Richard Daley, Governor Rod Blagojevich, and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez are backers, Barack Obama and Dick Durbin unfortunately realize how much of a liability supporting her would be. But, perhaps if we worked at it they could be brought around to support "immigrants rights".