"For the past year, 32-year old Elvira Arellano was living inside a Chicago church as federal authorities were seeking to deport her. She was already deported once, but snuck back into the country from Mexico, delivered a baby, and used a phony social security number to work cleaning airplanes in Chicago. Over the weekend she traveled to L.A., where she was picked up and deported, while her 8-year old son remains in Chicago. The feds say Ms. Arellano actively broke the law, and allowing illegal aliens to work at airports under fake social security credentials would make it easy for terrorists to plant bombs on planes or do other damage. The pro-amnesty lobby says the feds are cruel, and that Ms. Arellano should be given sanctuary in the USA because her son is an American citizen and has attention deficit disorder. Talking Points feels badly for the boy, who should be with mother. But it was Ms. Arellano's choice not to take him to Mexico. I believe there was no choice but to deport the woman - she and her allies made a spectacle of defying the system. Elvira and her supporters believe she has a right to live in America and to do so with fraudulent credentials. If you believe that, you may be compassionate, but you are also misguided. Do you really want that kind of chaos?"News Link: Deported illegal alien mother stirs controversy
For more on the Elvira Arellano story, The Factor
welcomed FNC analysts Michelle Malkin and Kirsten Powers. "It is this woman's choice," Malkin declared, "to have her family separated. That boy should be with her instead of with total strangers. She entered this country illegally twice, and she defied a deportation order for twelve years." But Powers sided with Elvira Arellano and her supporters. "I have sympathy for anybody who is coming from another country and looking for a better life. So it is hard for me to look at her as this villain or criminal." The Factor
suggested that Arellano is being used as a pawn by open-borders advocates. "I think this was a stunt, and that Ms. Arellano is trying to convince Americans that compassion should override the law. I don't know another mother who would leave her 8-year old son behind."