8.20.2007

FLASH: Elvira Arellano Has Been Deported

The AP is reporting that Elvira was arrested Sunday outside Our Lady Queen of Angels Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles and deported.

"She has been deported. She is free and in Tijuana," said Rev. Walter Coleman, pastor of Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago, where Arellano had been living.

"She is in good spirits. She is ready to continue the struggle against the separation of families from the other side of the border."
Elvira's 8 year old son Saul--an American citizen--was left under the care of the Pastor Coleman and his wife.

What a tragedy!

Clearly, the U.S. government--and its rightwingers--wanted to silence Elvira. While they have unlimited propaganda capacity, a single undocumented woman, the mother of a U.S. citizen, operating without resources and out of a storefront church in Chicago, was too much of a challenge.

For these people, the maid should always keep her mouth shut.

I can see the screechers and haters patting themselves on the back as they boast about taking down Elvira. What a splendid victory. What a trophy.

Q: Have they truly silenced Elvira?

Absolutely not!

She is now free to take her story to the world. Given all that the U.S. has chosen to represent to the peoples of the world, Elvira's story will now confirm.

Way to go guys!