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Woman goes to church to duck deportation
AP ^ | 8-16-06 | TARA BURGHART

Posted on 08/16/2006 12:13:05 PM PDT by JustPiper

Arellano, who was deported shortly after illegally crossing into the United States in 1997, is president of United Latino Family, which lobbies for families that could be split by deportation.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: aliens; church; illegal; immigrantlist; immigration; lawbreaker; sanctuary
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I've been following this locally and I am fuming she dare bait DHS into arresting her in a church, there is so much more to this story than a woman with an anchor baby
1 posted on 08/16/2006 12:13:07 PM PDT by JustPiper
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To: WestCoastGal; MamaDearest; FairOpinion; Pro-Bush; exhaustedmomma; HiJinx; Brad's Gramma; ...

2 posted on 08/16/2006 12:14:38 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Jus' pingin' through...this is a follow-up to an earlier story on this woman, isn't it?


3 posted on 08/16/2006 12:15:57 PM PDT by HiJinx (Have you hugged a soldier today? Try it, you'll like it!)
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Activist defies deportation, takes refuge in church

By Oscar Avila
Tribune staff reporter
August 16, 2006 07:01 AM

A prominent advocate for illegal immigrants began a second day of refuge in a West Side church in defiance of federal authorities in Chicago who are trying to deport her.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/newsroom/chi-060816deport,1,3808252.story?coll=chi-news-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true


4 posted on 08/16/2006 12:16:12 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper

Hey there!

sure is a great statement about one's organization when the leaders are criminals......

sick of this victim claim from invaders....


5 posted on 08/16/2006 12:16:36 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT)
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To: HiJinx

Long time Jinx~

I heard a guy on Prager today say what will it take for 'us' to gather 50 million in March against illegals especially considering the stats released from Census

In Chgo we have 32%
LA has 1 of every 3 who are hispanic


In your opinion my friend what will happen if as she said in an interview here today, she will make this like Elian and it will make the DHS look like fools


6 posted on 08/16/2006 12:18:19 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: eeevil conservative

Hiya girlie ;) long timeeeeeeee

Well hopefully she pisses DHS off enough hey?


7 posted on 08/16/2006 12:18:54 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper
"I want to stay here for my son. I want to give him a better future, a better life," she said.

There are 8 billion others out there who would like to do the same. Sorry, I have no feeling for this woman.

8 posted on 08/16/2006 12:19:07 PM PDT by TheLion
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To: JustPiper
Woman goes to church to duck deportation

So we can deport waterfowl in a place of worship but we can't pray in schools or send illegal human immigrants back where they came from.

There truly is no hope.

9 posted on 08/16/2006 12:19:41 PM PDT by keat (I'm carbon neutral - how 'bout you?)
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To: keat

What is way down in the Trib article is that she had fake documentation and was working at O'Hare...she has been previously deported and comes back to defy but I was pleased this was in the liberal Trib...

Arellano, a cleaning woman at O'Hare International Airport, was arrested in 2002 during an immigration sweep aimed at securing the nation's aviation system after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Authorities discovered she had been using a fake Social Security number to work and had previously been deported and re-entered the country illegally.


I think Durbie is scared to go to bat for her again..

Also..

"If Homeland Security chooses to send agents to a holy place, I would know that God wants me to serve as an example of the hatred and hypocrisy of the current administration," Arellano said.

Spare me chickie!


10 posted on 08/16/2006 12:22:45 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper



You can't claim Sanctuary. We don't live in a theocracy.


11 posted on 08/16/2006 12:25:09 PM PDT by LauraleeBraswell (Try reading the article before you post)
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12 posted on 08/16/2006 12:25:14 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper

Pardon me, but the church isn't to be used for criminal activity. This is the ploy used by terrorists. Law enforcement needs to go in and get this b*tch post-haste and deport her a** ASAP.


13 posted on 08/16/2006 12:25:35 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: LauraleeBraswell

I know but she is using it to illicit sympathy from the big bad DHS


14 posted on 08/16/2006 12:25:41 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: TheLion

I am as compassionate as the next man, but then I live next to a cemetery.


15 posted on 08/16/2006 12:26:45 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: lilylangtree; All

You said it best!

She is no terrorist, she is a mother....

She's a mother alright...

Elvira Arellano, who became a national spokeswoman for families facing deportation became a symbol for the state's 400,000 illegal immigrants.


~Liberal rioters here in my city

Humboldt Pk is the singlemost gang territory here
churches and synagogues harbored illegal immigrants and they should also be arrested!
(some religious leaders have said recently they are not bound to follow tough immigration laws they consider immoral-Cardinal Roger Mahony in Los Angeles for startes)

Carlina Tapia-Ruano, a Chicago immigration attorney, said the defiance might make homeland security officials more determined to take action so they aren't viewed as soft on illegal immigration.

"Any attention given to this case makes the next step unpredictable, whether it is by the agency or whether it is by Elvira," said Tapia-Ruano, president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Arellano's supporters say that if agents do try to make an arrest at the church, they want it to be a chaotic scene, much like the 2000 raid in which federal agents seized 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez to return him to his father in Cuba.

If I have to spend 10 or 20 years in jail, I don't care," Arellano insisted
~Bye bye tell DHS you support them


16 posted on 08/16/2006 12:30:27 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Old Professer

One of my favorite places


17 posted on 08/16/2006 12:30:52 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper
As Taranto might ask, "are churches deporting ducks now?" What kind of spectator sport is that?

/AFLAC

18 posted on 08/16/2006 12:31:19 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tom Gallagher - the anti-Crist [FL Governor, 2006 primary])
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To: Larousse2

~ping


19 posted on 08/16/2006 12:31:21 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: NonValueAdded

LMAO excellent!


20 posted on 08/16/2006 12:31:44 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: LucyT; wardaddy

~ping


21 posted on 08/16/2006 12:33:34 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper

If she doesn't mind spending 10-15 years in jail, neither do we. So, INS arrest this criminal!


22 posted on 08/16/2006 12:35:11 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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Church shelters immigrant; feds vow to arrest her

"I knew my church wouldn't abandon me in my moment of desperation," Arellano said in Spanish.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-deport16.html#


23 posted on 08/16/2006 12:35:29 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper

I love how this woman is an "activist" and that's probably how she got busted.

The darn INS should be at every pro-illegal rally and arrest everyone there.

Enough.


24 posted on 08/16/2006 12:35:54 PM PDT by GianniV
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To: JustPiper

when did churches become sanctuary from the law???


25 posted on 08/16/2006 12:36:04 PM PDT by GeronL (flogerloon.blogspot.com -------------> Rise of the Hate Party)
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To: JustPiper
If this woman thinks that there is no precident for our government breaking into a church she better think again....

Pres Clinton had Janet Reno not only break down the doors to a church, but in donig so, they incenerated all in there along with 40+ children.

While I don't think a Catholic church in Chicago would suffer the same fate...there is precident for it and I am sure that there are those in govt who would carry out the order.

26 posted on 08/16/2006 12:36:34 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Islam, liberalism and abortions are terminal..)
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To: lilylangtree

Senate Passes Border Fencing Amendment

On Wednesday, August 2, the Senate overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the FY 07 Department of Defense appropriations bill (H.R. 5631) that would appropriate $1.8 billion for the construction of border fencing and vehicle barriers along the southern border.

http://www.numbersusa.com/index


27 posted on 08/16/2006 12:36:34 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: GianniV

Think of the thousands they could have gotten just in their two protests here


28 posted on 08/16/2006 12:37:14 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: GeronL

in her mind
~they did it in the civil war


29 posted on 08/16/2006 12:37:39 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Old Professer

"but then I live next to a cemetery."

Me too!

I love my neighbors.


30 posted on 08/16/2006 12:37:55 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: JustPiper

You know its a series and hugh protest when they bring out the lolipops


31 posted on 08/16/2006 12:38:00 PM PDT by GeronL (flogerloon.blogspot.com -------------> Rise of the Hate Party)
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To: B.O. Plenty; Right_Handed_Writer

I see a large riot in the future if they do this in Humboldt park, it is ALL hispanic and predominantly gangs


32 posted on 08/16/2006 12:38:31 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: Cindy

~ping


33 posted on 08/16/2006 12:38:59 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: TheLion

WE already have given her son a better life. Time to ship her law breaking rear back.


34 posted on 08/16/2006 12:40:46 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys / Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims)
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Comparisons of 20th Century U.S. Population Growth by Decade
35 posted on 08/16/2006 12:41:12 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper
How does taking her son with her back where she belong "split them up"?

Mexican logic?

36 posted on 08/16/2006 12:42:00 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: Proudly Republican
WE already have given her son a better life.

That was our first mistake!


37 posted on 08/16/2006 12:42:46 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper

It's the "amnesty/”temporary” worker proposal (S. 2611)" that has me worried.


38 posted on 08/16/2006 12:43:09 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: JustPiper
I wish the anti-illegal movement was as good at garnering sympathy and getting media coverage as the criminals are.
39 posted on 08/16/2006 12:43:33 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys / Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims)
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To: TheLion

"There are 8 billion others out there who would like to [stay in America and give their children a better life]. Sorry, I have no feeling for this woman."

You are right. Most Americans have never witnessed the large crowds and long lines in front of U.S. embassies in cities like Manila and Beijing. The whole world(!) wants to come to America.

The liberals need to face it. The whole world just can't come to America. Immigration quotas must be based on the needs of the United States as a nation (YES, SOVEREIGNTY STILL MATTERS), the limits must be calculated carefully and set so as not to damage the hopes of those already here legally (and not to steal from those who are already here legally). Immigration limits must be strictly enforced, and foreign nationals must be absolutely restricted to legally established procedures for entry into the United States. Otherwise we have nothing but a deepening and broadening chaos.


40 posted on 08/16/2006 12:45:20 PM PDT by Free Baptist
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To: JustPiper
"I knew my church wouldn't abandon me in my moment of desperation," Arellano said in Spanish.

So is the church going to start defending all criminals in their moments of desperation so no one will be jailed?

41 posted on 08/16/2006 12:45:23 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys / Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims)
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To: Proudly Republican

Any church that participates in this type of activity should lose its tax exempt status. Additionally, the priest, ministers and other church elders and officials should stand trial for aiding criminal activity.


42 posted on 08/16/2006 12:48:26 PM PDT by politicalwit (Freedom doesn't mean a Free Pass.)
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To: politicalwit; All

Lou Dobbs Tonight
Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Join Lou for an hour of news, debate and opinion. Tonight, can
an outspoken immigration advocate hide from Immigration and
Customs Enforcement in a church?

We’ll have a full report tonight on an illegal alien and major
advocate for other illegal aliens that has taken refuge at a
local church to try and avoid deportation herself. Elvira
Arellano says she will continue to fight to stay in this
country with her seven-year-old son, who is a U.S. citizen.
Immigration officials say she is now considered a fugitive from
the law and that they will carry out deportation at time and
place of their choosing.

We'll also continue to bring you the latest developments in the
case of two U.S. border patrol agents who are facing 20 years
in prison for enforcing border security. Tonight, the president
of the National Border Patrol Council, T.J. Bonner, tells us
how he's defending the agents against outrageous prosecution.

Visit http://cnn.com/loudobbstonight for more on
tonight’s show. And stop by the CNN.com main page or the LDT
show page to read Lou’s latest commentary.


43 posted on 08/16/2006 12:49:40 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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HOMELAND INSECURITY -U.S. braces for waves of sky terror suspects- Predicts 1,000s will get past no-fly-list airport screening

44 posted on 08/16/2006 12:52:08 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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RFID SPYCHIPS IN PASSPORTS MAY BE JUST THE START

http://www.newswithviews.com/McIntyre/Liz10.htm


45 posted on 08/16/2006 12:54:27 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper

They're deporting ducks now? How odd.


46 posted on 08/16/2006 12:58:26 PM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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Chicago Stop Invasion" Billboard Debuts As Campaign Reaches 30 Million People


47 posted on 08/16/2006 12:59:15 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: JustPiper

Why would anyone want to deport ducks?

Oh! Nevermind. :)


48 posted on 08/16/2006 12:59:37 PM PDT by Outland (Socialism IS the enemy.)
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Hispanic Population in the United States 2004 March CPS

-pewhispanic center

49 posted on 08/16/2006 1:02:28 PM PDT by JustPiper ("I have one voice, one vote to make a difference.")
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To: politicalwit
Any church that participates in this type of activity should lose its tax exempt status. Additionally, the priest, ministers and other church elders and officials should stand trial for aiding criminal activity.

Agreed.

50 posted on 08/16/2006 1:04:34 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys / Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims)
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