Originally posted by FMF
Is it true that the number of [different] illegal immigrants being apprehended and deported has increased under the current White House regime and that the number of people crossing into the U.S. illegally has decreased? Anyone got the actual figures for this?
Elvira Arellano: Obama’s Illegal Immigration Stance, Then and Now
By Tara Lynn Thompson
Elvira Arellano came to the US illegally. Twice. And in 2006, Obama’s illegal immigration stance had no problems sending her back home.
She worked at Chicago’s O’Hare airport cleaning planes. That was during her second illegal tenure. First, she came in 1997. Was captured. Deported. Then she came again, working under an illegal Social Security number and getting caught and convicted for document fraud after 9/11.
When she was ordered to be deported, Arellano claimed sanctuary in the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago for a year. She said it was to remain with her 8-year-old son Saul, though he eventually went to Mexico with her.
During her 15-minutes of fame, Arellano sought help to remain in the US from one of the Illinois Senators. Obama, a Senator at the time, wasn’t interested.
“We live in a country of laws,” Obama said. “We don’t do things that, sort of, based on, you know, one person’s situation no matter how painful.”
That was then. This is now.
The Obama administration has now established a team of top government lawyers to find a way around, through, or over Arizona’s illegal immigration law, even considering federal lawsuits.