Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I feel bad for this kid

The folks using this kid as a political tool should be ashamed of themselves.

Then again, it would be kind of difficult to explain to him that Mommy is a repeat offender criminal that has no business being in this country and if it weren't for an outdated law he wouldn't be a citizen and would have no reason to stay here, either.

An 8-year-old boy whose mother was deported to Mexico led a chanting crowd of about 150 pro-immigration activists through the halls of Congress on Wednesday. Capitol Police arrested two demonstrators for disorderly conduct.

Saul Arellano and other children carried a banner that read: "Born in the USA. Don't take our moms and dads away."

The boy's mother, Elvira Arellano, was deported last month after taking refuge in a Chicago church for a year.

In Tijuana, Mexico, across the border from San Diego, Elvira Arellano spoke about her son to several dozen demonstrators. Saul was scheduled to join her there Thursday.

"He is a boy who has been suffering because the U.S. government told his mother she couldn't stay in their country anymore because she was undocumented," she said.
WRONG. He is a boy who is suffering because his mother refuses to take responsibilities for her actions.

I never quite understood the left's simultaneous view of the Federal government as both all-fathering and all-evil until I subtracted the lens of maturity. It is suspiciously similar to the way a teenager views their parents, isn't it?