A mother in Chicago, Elvira Arellano, who has managed to avoid deportation despite being an illegal alien and a high profile spokesperson for illegal aliens is now crying that her time has run out. Elvira Arellano was arrested in 2002 for being an illegal alien and managed to enlist the support of church groups and congressional representatives to keep her in the country even though she knowingly broke the law and knew the consequences of her actions if caught.
She recently received a letter to report for deportation. Her comeuppance has arrived.
She is now crying because she'll have to leave her son.
Elvira Arellano, who was arrested in 2002 during an immigration sweep at O'Hare International Airport, has received a letter from the Department of Homeland Security to report to its downtown Chicago offices Tuesday. Immigration officials say they intend to deport her to Mexico as soon as that day.
"I realize time is running out," said Arellano, 31. "I am nervous. I am practically shaking."
Arellano received a stay of deportation that allowed her to care for her son, a U.S. citizen who suffers from ADHD and other health problems. She helped found a group called United Latino Family, which lobbies for families with undocumented parents and U.S. citizen children.
Now some would call me callous. "How can you support separating a mother from a child." Well you know what? I have a solution!
Here is my solution to the issue above.
Stop giving American citizenship to illegal alien children
There, problem solved!
You kick them both out and there's no need to worry that a family may be separated. It's cut and dry. The parent came to this country illegally knowing that they could get kicked out and then knowingly had a child that they knew would be given US citizenship. A main reason for doing so is because they then have that "anchor" here and that they'll garner sympathy from a large amount of people at the situation imposed on them.
But this situation wasn't imposed on them. They willingly set this situation up. If anything they are selfish and now want to not take responsibility for putting their child in a precarious position. No one forced them into this situation.
This tact seems to be prevalent among illegal aliens from Mexico. They hop the border at the last minute popping out a kid so that they can have a US citizen in their family and gain benefits and sympathy. Either that or they come here and get pregnant as fast as possible.
The 14th amendment to the Constitution needs to be either reworked or interpreted as it was meant to be interpreted. The 14th amendment gave those born on US soil US citizenship so that when the slaves were freed they'd be US citizens. It was not meant so that some foreigner could break into our country illegally and obtain citizenship for their child and defraud taxpayers for years and years being rewarded for their illegal behaviour.
When I see these "heartfelt" stories, I see the truth behind them. That truth is that the mother is a criminal who broke the law and now doesn't want to have to pay the price for her actions. Here are what others are saying:
Where is the acceptance of personal responsibility? The acknowledgement that there are consequences for your actions, and that, if you bring them upon yourself, shut the #$@! up and take them like an adult.
I'm sure there are some out there who are say "but her poor son!" ME TOO! But don't whine to the government for actually doing what they are supposed to for once -- enforcing the law -- try talking to the person who is ultimately and solely responsible for this situation: MOM.
Where is the personal responsibility? There is none. As usual we are led to believe that this is America's fault, not the fault of the individual who broke the law.
Yes, illegal alien mothers predominently come to the US to have children who will be "citizens". They are not coming to the US to "take the jobs that Americans won't do". They have a strong network and know how to rape the system. The truth is that Hispanic medical clinics are open all over the place to pregnant woman who are automatically offered "presumptive eligibility" for Medicaid for their future citizen. This includes their prenatal care. This gives them carte blanche in our premier maternity centers. Yes, all illegal aliens need to be deported. We are sick of the manipulation. The family will not be broken up..Mama needs to take her kids back with her. Let the child return when he is an adult.. this will be included in the quota of immigrants allowed from that country. As I see it now, there are so many immigrants from Mexico in recent years, that their legal applicants must be halted. Comprendo? ON top of that, the bill for all social services received by this mother, including any education costs spent on her child, should be billed to Vicente Fox. They have stolen the American dream and cost the US taxpayers. So, let's not feel sympathy for those that have stolen our taxpayer dollars but rather try to recoup those dollars from the governments that sent them...
Posted by: Gerry on August 16, 2006 09:58 PM
Your articles about immigration and Elvira's case are disgusting. You are successfully showing how ignorant, racist and egocentric some people still are. Before you start playing around with people's life stories, read a little bit of U.S history.
Posted by: Athena on August 17, 2006 06:07 PM
Here is a little bit of U.S. history. In 1848 the U.S paid Mexico $15,000,000 for the land in the southwestern U.S. It was called the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The U.S. did not steal the land, as "La Raza" and other organizations like them want you to believe. The goddess of wisdom should know that.
Posted by: SK on August 22, 2006 04:22 AM
mexicanos are the bestes peoples in the u.s. we make very good money 4 all the lazy white people that dont go out to the fields, contruction site, restaurants,etc. to work. without us this cuontry would be the poorest. and if u dont belive me try watching "a day without mexicans." or go to hell.
Posted by: casimiro buenavista miralejos on August 23, 2007 02:13 AM
alright. You can be right about that, but not all immigrants come here with that intention. Do you know what happened to them before they came? Maybe it was their only choice to come to the US. Maybe they were starving to death and their only choice was to come here and help their family. If you think the way they think, you will see. Would you go to another country (if necessary) to save your family from dying because of your financial problems? Would you make a bill of US$10.000 to help your family?Knowing that if you didn't do anything about it, they would probably die? I think this kind of people are saviors. People only see their point of view. They don't want to see the other point of view. Now, If they get deported, there is a very big chance that they won't be able to find a job and they will go back to that same situation. I think you are right about what you said. Pople comming here to give their child citzenship. But, there is not just that point of view.So, think about it again.
Posted by: Weverson on December 3, 2007 01:46 PM
It is clear and now certain that most americans are indeed racist to a horrible extent and also, very much ignorant. There is good and bad in everything and in every kind of race. This country will never be perfect and illegal immigration is not the only problem and wont be the last. Im sure if you were born into poverty, you would do the unthinkable to acquire a better future for your family. Hate is a horrible disease that absolutely disgusts me. Of course, many people will never understand other points of views mainly because of pure ignorance and of how egocentric they truly are. I am no one to judge, but it is come to a point of complete disgrace of how cruel people certainly are. Life is a blessing and family only makes it more worth living. God bless EVERYONE and thier families!
Posted by: Angry American on June 9, 2008 12:17 PM
What a racist article all what it does it makes people hate other people and promote hate. As far as the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, you need to see that you could also get deported, since your great great great grand parents are foreigners too. So on the way, chances are that your citizenship could be taken away. For people like you is that there are wars and so much selfishness in the world.
I agree there are some people that do not deserve the citizenship doe to their behavior (which pretty obvious), but everyone deserves the right to be treated with respect.
I think you are just a hater, and there is nothing wrong with that. What is wrong is that you are promoting that hate. Its cool if you keep it to yourself.
In the other hand Fourteenth Amendment is a bless. Imagine a side effect of what you are asking, it could bring war, and a lot of crime to street!, because people would get in anyway, no-matter from where..is not like the country is sealed... then it would communist!!.. aren't you happy with america as it is now?
who knows! did you ever think about that?, since million would just be Illegal anyway, without any hopes, you never know what could be happening, I figure this would become something like Israel and Iran. this country is made of immigration and has always been.
if a hateful thought like yours are considered then this wouldn't be such a great country to stay.! its like asking you for example.. go back to England..! how random does that sounds? I imagine you as one of these jerks in high school who don't care about no one. And grew up, and has no life or an un-happy life, and wants to keep jerking around the web, instead of in the classroom, you miss these moments don't you.
get a life son. If you don't have anything to do, then let us know we can advise you to get a Hobie or something
Posted by: Jose cuervo on September 9, 2008 01:18 AM
this is stupid! my mother is an "illegal alien" as you say and so am i, we crossed over wen i was just 3 years old, and you have showed how increadibly stupid you are we came here beliving we had a second chance on life, if you know what so many people went thru in just one day, you would understand, my dear mom sacrifised not only money but herself, she saved up money for 5 fricking miserable years including selling drugs, prostitution, and selling her house and doing jobs that everybody would hate doing she did this for 5 years! just to get me, my sister and herself to what is suppose to be "The Land Of The Free" and we dont come here and "Feed on The American Soil" we come here to start a new life, and so many people dont care for what the goverment does for them like Public School for example, school in mexico is around 1,000 dollars and people are very poor and they dont even have a good school system, or books, and like the Food Stamps, do you think you will even get one cent from the goverment in mexico, they dont care aslong as they get money, they dont care you can have millions and im talking about millions of babies and they wont care, they wont give you one red cent over there you can starve for all they care, and like people here have so many opportunities, let me tell you the odds in mexico 1 out 5 people can read 4 out of 15 people go to school out of those 4 only 1 makes it past 3rd grade and 60 out of 100 people starve to death and heres the sad part many people in mexico dont eat meat like cow, pork, and turkey, simply cause its to expensive the only cheap meat that they have is chicken and fish and it cost approxamitly $1.30 (in american dollars) but alot people can only eat it once a week because its TOO expensive and not within their budget if you go there your gonna see that breakfast is eggs and beans, lunch is eggs and beans, and dinner is eggs and beans and thats if there is some left for dinner and thats if you have any money because if you dont have money its only beans and a slice of bread and you chug it down with a glass full of tap water that isnt healthy because theres alot of micro bacteria in that water ive seen kids that literaly they are used to starving for 3 straight days, no kid or human should have to go thru that, but there is not only stave but also some of these kids have gone thru rape, drug abuse and prostitution, what a person in "America" would go thru in its lifetime, they go thru that at a very early age some people even sell their one of their kids to the drug raid or prostitution chain just to feed the other kids that that person has, no parent should have the option of selling its kids to feed the other kids, but afraidly its there and you expect them to go back!? after all they went thru to be here after all they have sacrifised, i dont think so! these people shoudlnt have to go back to the slums of mexico they dont belong there, trust me if you were there you wouldnt last one week not even if you try to outsmart people, you cant cause they have been there, they were born there, and they know it better than you cause you are just used to being pampered, trust me you wouldnt last!
Posted by: tammy on July 12, 2009 07:57 AM
Yet after all that ranting and raving about Mexico Tammy, I'm sure you're one of those who parades around with a Mexican flag like you're proud of it.
The fact is the people of Mexico need to rise up and take their country back. America has been the safety valve for Mexico for far too long and as long as we continue to allow people to stream into our country there will continue to be people exploited south of the border.
If Mexican immigrants are so hard working how come they're not working hard at taking back their country?
I believe that everyone here has a point! They have the
Right to say whatever they want! It's a free country. Yes
My family came here illegaly and so did I! But I fought two
Wars for this country that I see as my own and they handed
Me my citizenship without any struggle! This country was
Built by immigrants and was also defended by immigrants.
Mexicans, Salvadorians,Hondurian, Asians, Jamaican, Africans
And more have rose up and fought for this country in its time
Posted by: Rube mora on April 29, 2010 09:07 PM
i cant believe people are so heartless. and maybe knowing that millions of children die a year makes you happy... shame on you we are all gods children but one time we are all going to be before god and he will judge all of our actions he wont judge immigrants for crossing the border but will judge you for being so heartless.. Jesus will be coming back soon remember that!!
Posted by: karina on September 21, 2010 11:38 AM
ummm nobody cares about what you racist people say and you know what ... they will never take citizenship from the kids born from immigrant parents because if they did then you would be illegal too because your mommys and daddys mommys, mommys mommys mommys mommys were immigrants too!! hahaha so you will have to get your butt out of this country too !! haha funny huh? and you know what else ? white people will be extinct just like the dinosaurs and you will only be seen behind a glass at the museum thats gonna say --->"(crakers 200 years ago)" hahahahaha SAD BUT TRUE !!
Posted by: dont worry about it!! on September 21, 2010 11:50 AM
The U.S. "bought" the land for $15,000,000. 525,000 SQUARE MILES for $15,000,000 even at that time was robbery. DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY CLASS YOU UNEDUCATED ASSHOLE.
Despite what the white government-approved high school history book told you, anyone who is educated on the issue knows this wasn't a friendly, willing purchase. President Santa Ana had no choice but to give that land up. Mexico had fallen due to the war, and continuing the war any further with the U.S. would have been detrimental to Mexico. The U.S. demanded nearly half of the Mexican land mass in order to end the war. CONVENIENTLY, the U.S. "paid" for the land so that for the rest of history, dumb, educated white Americans wouldn't know any better. $15,000,000 less than 10% of what the land was worth back then. It was robbery, but by giving them pretty much pennies for the land, America could say they "bought it" versus "stole it." Anyone who's ever taken a real U.S. History course outside of high school knows this. By saying we "bought" the land is almost as comical as saying there really is an Easter Bunny.
Santa Ana had to chose between dooming his entire country and all of his people OR giving up over 500,000 miles of land. Land vs. lives wasn't a hard decision, and the United States left them no choice. The U.S. has always done dirty business to get to where they are today: PICK UP A REAL HISTORY BOOK THAT HASN'T BEEN EDITED AND SCRUTINIZED BY THE GOVERNMENT TRYING TO PROTECT IT'S IMAGE TO THE FEW CITIZENS WHO ARE LEFT WHO DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER.
Also, maybe you didn't know this either, but did you know that part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was that ANY MEXICAN CITIZEN who resided in those states and all of their future descendants, were supposed to be granted U.S. Citizenship? That was part of the Treaty. It was the only thing Santa Ana could do to provide the citizens of his country some dignity in this forced forfeit, especially for those who owned land in those states and who's whole family had lived in those states for hundreds of years. All descendants of those families and the family members themselves were supposed to be citizens. If you actually read the original treaty, you will see this. However, is it ever mentioned in a high school history class? GOD NO. It's conveniently left out. If the U.S. WOULD HAVE BEEN HONORABLE AND HONORED THIS PART OF THE TREATY, OVER HALF OF THE MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE CITIZENS INSTEAD OF BEING CONSIDERED ILLEGAL.
BUT WHY DID THE GOVERNMENT NOT HONOR THIS PART OF THE TREATY?
BECAUSE GOD FORBID A HUGE POPULATION OF PEOPLE WHO'S SKIN IS NOT WHITE MAKE UP A LARGE PERCENT OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION. RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!
I could bet $15,000,000 dollars that every comment that someone will post against this will be prejudiced-based and not fact-based.
Before you respond, please take a day or two to pick up some real historical articles written by the real leading experts in history. Stop getting your information from your high school textbooks, racist parents, and conservative-rant websites. YOU GUYS ARE PATHETIC. More than horrible people, my heart goes out even more for your lack of a real education. I GUESS AMERICA HASN'T DONE FOR YOU AS MUCH AS YOU'VE THOUGHT. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Harvard PhD student in U.S. HISTORY
Committee Member for the "Bring Real History into K-12 Textbooks" founded in 2005.
Posted by: Rosey G on October 27, 2010 04:03 PM
For those of you bashing people for being racist, sure we all came from immigrants at some point. I know my family did. They came here LEGALLY. They went through the system and had children who then became legal citizens of the US. The 14th amendment wasn't designed to help illegal immigrants get their children born as US citizens. It was passed in 1868 to give former slaves who were BORN INTO SLAVERY citizenship the proper citizenship they deserved.
There's a difference between legal immigrants and illegal immigrants. Learn it.