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Posted by aogFriday, 31 August 2007 at 19:10 TrackBack Ping URL

I didn’t pay much attention to the saga of Elvira Arrellano the first time around, but these two posts go great together and fit one of my themes.

From Hot Air

bq..“I will continue to tell him about the beauties of my country,” she said. “He will know that he will have a marvelous future here.”…

Arellano said Monday that she has no intention of trying to return either legally or illegally to the United States. She has already received a job offer in Mexico.

“I am in my country. I can walk through the streets free, without fear,” she said.

OK, that’s nice. One is left wondering why she didn’t grab that free trip back a year earlier, but hey — people are strange.

Yet now we have this via Wiz Bang

The recently deported illegal migrant and activist who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year, has asked the Mexico’s president to appoint her “peace and justice” ambassador so she can return to the United States.

I guess that job offer fell through. I wonder how many of the Elian Gonzalez crew will agitate to return Arellano’s son to her in her country so that his mom doesn’ t have to live in an inferior country.

The theme? How often in contentious issues like this that the poster person for the movement is far more likely to turn people against the cause than for it. If I were promoting immigration or amnesty, she’d be quite a ways down the list of desireable images to keep in front of the American Street.

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