November 17, 2006, - 12:30 pm

Why Won’t ICE’s Julie Myers Deport Elvira Arellano?: Well Past Time to Raid the Church

By Debbie Schlussel
Remember all the outcry over the House Immigration bill (legislation which is now all but dead)? Critics shrieked all over the place about criminalizing those who help illegal aliens. We were told that innocent members of the clergy could go to jail for giving a sip of water to an illegal alien fresh from the parching desert.
Well, now, we see why priests and rabbis (and definitely, imams) must not be immune or considered untouchable by authorities. Exhibit A: Elvira Arellano, now a resident of Chicago’s Adalberto United Methodist Church.
An illegal alien, she got here after illegally crossing into the USA in 1997, and has been here ever since. Like many illegal aliens, she used a false social security number so that she could work as a cleaning woman at O’Hare International Airport (a security risk? ya think). She was ordered deported, but has lived at the Methodist Church since August 15th, the day she was supposed to surrender for deportation.


Elvira Arellano & Son Saul

Arellano is a textbook study in the usual problems with U.S. Immigration law and the unwillingness of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to enforce it.
When she was caught and convicted of working under a false Social Security number at O’Hare, she wasn’t immediately deported. Nope. Arellano was permitted to stay here so she could serve three years of probation. Only after that was Arellano ordered to appear at the Chicago ICE Detention and Removal Operations office in Chicago for deportation.
And, like many illegal aliens, Arellano gave birth to an anchor baby. Her son, Saul Arellano, has no father in his life, like many illegal aliens’ anchor babies. Seven years old and a U.S. citizen by virtue of birth here, he lives with Mommy at the church, when he’s not on international speaking engagements.
The way Ms. Arellano is using her son is disgusting. She’s produced signs that say, “Don’t Let the Migra Take My Mommy Away.”
This week, Saul, a 2nd-grader in our tax-supported schools, was in Mexico City getting the Mexican Chamber of Deputies to pass a resolution calling on America to stop deporting illegal aliens who have U.S. citizen children. Saul and his mother claim she should not have to choose between leaving her son or taking away his opportunities here.
But she made that choice long ago. She made that choice when she crossed the border illegally. She made that choice when she stayed here illegally. She made that choice when she used a false social security number. She made that choice when she took a job using that false social security number. She made that choice when she had sex with Saul’s father, whoever he is. And she made that choice when she gave birth to Saul on U.S. soil.
Elvira Arellano made several choices, all of them deliberate. It has been up to the U.S. for decades to make the right choice and match other countries’ immigration laws, under which illegal aliens’ children do not get automatic citizenship merely because of the luck of birth location. Congress has not made the right choice, and hasn’t emulated those laws.
Now, it’s up to ICE officials to make the choice to enforce immigration laws, which so far ICE chieftess Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” won’t.
There is no reason–but for wimpitude in the face of likely bad press–for ICE to allow Elvira to remain a fugitive in the Adalberto United Methodist Church. There is no legal sanctuary from immigration enforcement in churches, synagogues, mosques, ashrams, communes, or any other such place of worship.
ICE and Homeland Security spokespeople told the press that there is nothing to prevent them from arresting Arellano. So why the heck haven’t they? By refusing to do so in the face of bad publicity they are making that the de facto law.
Gail Montenegro of ICE told AP that “We will arrest and deport her as required by law at an appropriate time and place.”
That time was anytime after August 15th, when Elvira Arellano didn’t surrender, and the place is the Methodist Church. Time for ICE to show us they’re serious.
Otherwise, expect churches, synagogues, and mosques to become the new Motel 6s of illegal aliens under deportation orders.
They’ll leave the light on for you.

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10 Responses

C’mon now, Debbie; are you REALLY asking this question, or do you know the answer already?
Let’s face the facts here, folks: Julie Myers is just about on her way out – With the Dems now in power, her re-nomination as Assistant Secretary is all but about to go bust (just like her uterus when she gives birth in December/January); why “ruin” her “glorious” tenure as Assistant Secretary with negative publicity, a lawsuit and unemployability in the private sector with a messy botch job involving a church and a government agency? In addition, speaking of the Dems, do you really think they are not going to try to curry favor with the immigrant community by telling ICE to “stand down” and just let the situation fester? Do you think that the Dems want another mess like what happened with Elian Gonzalez under Clinton/Reno? HELL, NO !!! The Dems are going to try to do everything they can to appease, cover up and hope this mess blows over (given the VERY short memories of the American voter). Bee the bye, do you think that ANY ICE Special Agent or DRO officer wants ANYTHING to do with this mess? I personally know one of the legacy INS agents sued in the aftermath of the Elian affair, and his life was on hold for three (yes, folks, THREE LONG, F**KING) years living with the stress that comes with a constitutional tort claim breathing down your neck. NO, THANKS, Debbie !!!
In conclusion, you are absolutely right in that Ms. Arellano broke the laws – both administratively AND criminally. You are also absolutely right in that ICE (and, to be fair, here, DOJ) do not want to do their jobs in enforcing/prosecuting her (and others similarly situated) because it is either not “sexy” enough or too politically sensitive to pursue. So, as ICE Special Agents are bailing out of this abortion of an agency in SPADES, you need to look no further than this situation to get one of your significant answers (besides lack of leadership, lack of mission and lack of adequate funding) as to why.
Negligent at a minimun, and damn well near criminal. It doesn’t get any worse than this, folks.

4EVERCUSTOMS on November 17, 2006 at 2:22 pm

It appears that the solution is to break up ICE and reconstitute the original law enforcement agencies that existed before 9/11. But, don’t hold your breath.
This invader has to go back to the primitive shithole from whence she came ASAP! (And take your anchor-baby spawn with you).

Thee_Bruno on November 17, 2006 at 3:11 pm

Anchor Babies are a sham and should be treated the same way sham marriages are treated. This is a loophole that needs to be ended ASAP. I won’t hold my breath.

Johnny Two Dog on November 17, 2006 at 10:04 pm

Can anyone spell WACO or »lian Gonzales?
After all, Janet el Reno took “full rsponsibility” and yet was STILL allowed to inflict herself on America for years afterward.
It’s time that Republicans found some stones.
Oh, and I’m glad that this criminal is hiding out in a Methodist church. For years it has been my own Catholics who have been guilty of harboring illegals – all in plain view of course. That chick is no more “Methodist” than I am.

Rocketman on November 18, 2006 at 12:26 pm

Conspiracy theory time and this is why I believe religion is bullshit. Why won’t the INS go in the church? What was Karl Marx say?: Religion is the opiate of the masses. Look back in history, The church controlled the people. The church was the governent and back in the 1800s, during the Salem witch trials, women were hanged, water boarded and so on for being witches. Remember the Spanish Inquisition? This is my theory but the reason why Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Cunt” won’t go after the illegal is because, the church can control the illegal and use them as slaves. They do all the church bullshit and can’t leave the grounds. Say that the illegal becomes a citizen, because of the kindness of the church’s heart, they will be indebted to the church for the rest of their lives. If the government can’t control the illegals, why not work with the leaders of the church to control them inside the temples? Bullshit you say? Why the fuck then am I‚Äîan athiest‚Äîpaying my tax money to some goddamn church after Bush created the Faith-Based initiative? I don’t want to pay but I’m paying for it and it’s not a tax write off.
Get it?

KOAJaps on November 18, 2006 at 4:51 pm

Myers is the niece of General Myers and was given the position because he was lap dog for Bush. She was not qualified for the position and hasn’t a clue of what she is doing. Want to see a real mess, let Julia try and resolve this mess.

fedup on November 20, 2006 at 1:17 pm

As bad as she, Gonzales and pinhead Chertoff are, Julie Myers is only part of the problem. The problem would be solved if Mr. Open Borders Bush put the Army on the Southern Border to stop illegal alien entry and drugs and other contraband from entering. The lefties would have a hissy fit, but the Army would get the job done. With orders of “shoot to kill” if fired upon, soon most of the illegal entry would stop. At the same time, ICE and the BP would do interior enforcement and shut down businesses that hire illegals. Currently, they’re just doing a hit here and a hit there. Why not go for the jugular? Why not hit all the MacDonald’s and Burger Kings in the U.S.? Sure close to a million illegals could be found working (illegally) there! Also, throw all illegals with fraudulent docs and stolen American citizen’s IDs in jail for an automatic 2 years. Alright–5 years!! Whatever it takes. Sheriff Joe Arpaio has it right. Why not follow his leader?

levotb on November 21, 2006 at 3:12 am

Federal law must be enforced and enforced equally or the law is meaningless. If the law is meaningless, then government is meaningless. I guess we are all anarchists now, we don’t have to follow any laws we disagree with. Chaos will follow soon, and I think that, too, is a part of the bush plan. Why should anyone respect a government that lets the president determine which laws will and will not be enforced? Congress passes the law, the prez should enforce them. Secure the border, deport ALL illegals, every single one. Do it now. Respect the law or resign, bush! Let someone who is capable of respecting our laws take over. No Amnesty, no discussion, just get busy.

jeebie on November 21, 2006 at 9:40 pm

OK America! Come Sept 12 we need to take back our country from “illegal” (law-breaking for all you morons who do not know the definition) immigrants… when they walk out on their jobs, we need to walk in! These Mexicans are destroying our economy just like they did in Mexico, by driving down wages from major companies. Hotels, Restaurants, Factories, and many more! The Mexicans don’t even want this SCUM anymore. I’ve had enough, and waving the Mexican flag in OUR AMERICA is the final stage of rabies for me! Just think how much less energy this country will be using each day with 20 million less SCUM??? Not too mention the health care costs, lives saved from gangs, drug dealers, and drunk drivers, and so on! Come on America WAKE UP to the damage being done by this SCUM!!!!

Julie on August 21, 2007 at 5:01 am

leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #8 tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid 5000.00 dollars to obtain a US tourist visa. she is now applying for citizenship.

anonymous on March 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm

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