Monday, August 20, 2007

It's About National Security Folks...

An illegal Mexican immigrant who sought refuge inside a Chicago church for a year was arrested in Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon after taking her campaign on the road.

Elvira Arellano was arrested about 4:15 p.m. Chicago time by law enforcement officials after leaving Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in downtown Los Angeles, said Emma Lozano, an adviser who was there during the arrest.

After talking to news media inside the church, Arellano and her supporters got into their van to head north to San Jose, where she was scheduled to speak at another church, Lozano said. Moments after they got in the van, an unmarked vehicle stopped them. (source)
This woman has entered the US illegally twice. Folks, the deportation order under which she was arrested was issued in 1997! She was arrested in Chicago in 2002 where she had a job cleaning airplanes! What year was 9/11? Yeah, that's right, 2001. And here she was with daily access to airplanes. She could have secreted who knows what in these planes...bombs, weapons, etc.

I know, she didn't. And neither did hundreds, maybe thousands of others in similar situations. But the point is, if we don't know who is in the US how can we protect the country? Heck, just secure the airports, at least!

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