Who or What is preventing Saul Arellano from moving to México?

In case anybody has forgotten, the Elvira Arellano saga continues to play out in the media, though her plight vies for attention against other more “newsworthy” items such as Britney’s latest antics or Bill Belichick’s Nixon-like machinations.

Seeming how Ms. Arellano currently resides in México (after her deportation), and cannot garner as much publicity as she would like here in the States, her son has taken her place and jumped into the advocacy fray:

“Boy leads protest over deported mother”

Some interesting quotes from the piece,

This from Ms. Arellano (speaking from México)

He is a boy who has been suffering because the U.S. government told his mother she couldn’t stay in their country anymore because she was undocumented

I would argue that the boy suffers (as any child would if separated from his mother) because of his mother’s choices: she entered illegally several times, conceived, used a false social security number, and defied court orders to report to her deportation hearing. Her comment reflects a victim mentality which has as its golden rule, that what happens to you is never a consequence of your actions but rather the fault of the hegemony. To be fair, I should add that this mentality is the natural bent of the fallen human mind.

Then there is this,

Demonstrators taped two oversize letters to Pelosi’s door — one in English and one in Spanish — warning her, “If Democrats expect our support in the next election, the Democrats must support us now.”

Under other circumstances, wouldn’t this be called extortion? So basically to support Democrats in the next election you want them to pander to folks who willfully defy U.S. law? You ask them to defy the law which they swear under oath to faithfully uphold? What madness is this?

Though there is no doubt that there are politicians on both sides of the aisle who would sell their firstborn to get a few votes, the expectations of these activists really speak for themselves, no?

Is this a fútbol game or a protest?

The crowd went to Pelosi’s office after a news conference where they prayed, denounced deportations and broke into chants of “Si, se puede!” or “Yes, we can!” Saul drew on a piece of paper and sometimes ducked behind a desk. Asked by a demonstrator whether he wanted to speak, he shook his head no.

I feel sorry for this poor boy, for it seems that he is being used to promote an agenda which ultimately undermines the law of the land. Ironically the same land which many of us have migrated to seeking the stability and prosperity not found in what seem to be our lawless native countries (México is a case study).

My question concerning him is what is preventing him from moving to México so he can be with his mother? If the issue is how much he suffers because of this separation, then why not just move down there?


3 Responses to Who or What is preventing Saul Arellano from moving to México?

  1. glide625 says:

    Being used to undermine the law of the land? The “law of the land” as concerns immigration hasn’t been enforced since 1965! The gov’t has been openly complicit in this as have both of the major political parties. Crying over this now is akin to closing the barn door 40 years after the horses got out. At this point the barn door can’t be closed because the hinges have rusted off and the door lies prone on the ground. And that’s precisely the case with regard to the Mexican immigration issue. I can well understand the Mexican outrage at the U.S. trying to retroactively apply a law it’s abrogated over time. This is not only a shameful approach, it’s disheartning and works to undermine the coveted principle of the “rule of law”. Some praatle on about “but it’s illegal, it’s illegal, what part of illegal don’t you understand?” My question to them is simply if you disregard the illegal actions of a great many people, both migrant non-citizen and citizen employer over a period of time greater than a third of a century, at what point would you suggest the statute of limitations apply? One hundred years? Two hundred years?

    If we’re going to do something about this we should first acknowledge the willing and self serving abrogation of the law and then work to pass fair regulations to undo whatever harms such abrogation might have caused; by that I mean identify, quantify and qualify. Find out who is here, find out how many and find out who have been otherwise law abiding and qualify to earn better status while at the same time identifying the bad actors and dealing with them in a meaningful manner such that they can do no more harm. Fair treatment will encourage the “good” to come forward and assist in this matter. But continued ranting, raving, meaningless flag waving and condemnation only serve to terrify and alienate.

    If blame must be placed somehwere and if compensation for damages is sought, place the blame where it belongs, the gov’t and the employers it winked at; sue both for diminishment of citizenship value, abrogation of soveriegnty and the attendant depreciation of property and civil rights without compensation! At least then we might be able to look into the faces of our English speaking grandchildren and say, yes, we stood idly by while the gov’t gave away our country, but we sued for compensation, here it is, and it’s enough for you to find yourself a new homeland, hopefully one with a gov’t that won’t treat on its own for the sake of the economic gain of it’s operatives.

  2. osipov says:

    glide625 – I have similar feelings as you. The immigration issue needs to be carefully studied. I live in North Alabama. Many of our friends that work at a local Mexican restaurant are being faced with similar problems. From what we’ve been able to understand, they cannot get a drivers license in Alabama (or neighboring Tennessee) because they have no SSN. It seems a SSN is now required for obtaining drivers licenses. Cities in our area have recently adopted the “no drivers license, we impound your vehicle” regulation. It seems Mexicans are unfairly being targeted. Several have been arrested and are forced to pay hundreds of dollars to get their vehicles back. I’m not sure others are being treated the same, i.e., people who have had licenses suspended, revoked, etc. One of the waitresses is so sad – her husband is scheduled to be returned to Mexico within the next week. Her son was born here. He’s 6 and is doing well in school – he doesn’t want to go back to Mexico. This is his home. But his parents are being forced back, so I’m sure he’ll go back too. I really do understand this “illegal” thing, but I think we’re (the U.S.) is targeting hardworking people for no good reason. Most are not here illegally – they just want to do better for themselves. They work hard and mind their own business. Contrast this to the Miami, FL, area. Batisians are flooding that area and causing trouble by the handfuls. For some reason, we (again, the U.S.) seems to welcome these people with open arms. If we want to crack down on illegals, we need to apply the same criteria to everyone.

  3. Laz says:

    There is enough blame to go around, no question about it. However, my question remains: What is keeping this poor boy from reuniting with his mother in México?

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