Who or What is preventing Saul Arellano from moving to México?
September 13, 2007 3 Comments
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:
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?