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Elvira Support a Little Slim in Lost Angeles
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August 27, 2007, 12:08 AM
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For all the noisy squawking in the nuevo capital of Mexifornia about the deportation of convicted felon Elvira Arellano, Saturday`s street rally in support of her had only a few hundred participants. If the brain trust at La Raza thought that the church squatter was going to be a big draw as a sympathetic image of alien sob stories, maybe they should rethink.

It`s more likely that the huge crowds will not be back until Mexicans and Aztlan fellow-travelers can demand goodies that would directly benefit themselves, like amnesty. Standing up for a symbol many be too much of a stretch for illiterate peasants.

A crowd estimated at only 500 to 1,000 people, carrying large photographs of Arellano and her 8-year-old son, Saul, and signs reading "I Am Elvira" and "Keep Families Together," marched from Broadway and Olympic Boulevard to a rally at the U.S. Federal Building on Saturday afternoon.

March organizers had anticipated a stronger response after Arellano`s arrest and deportation. She chose to leave her U.S.-born son behind - putting him in the custody of a friend in Chicago where he is expected to enroll in school. [Immigration-rights support lagging? Los Angeles Daily News 8/26/07]

As we can see from the photo here, the commies and Marxicans at ANSWER (i.e. Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) were major organizers behind the march. `elvirarally.jpg`

To the credit of the article cited here, the concerns of local black citizens were used to balance the far left rantings of open-borders extremists. In particular, veterans of the civil rights movement don`t like the unworthy demands of illegal foreigners being equated to their struggle:

Some African-Americans in Los Angeles have also taken umbrage with the immigrant-rights groups` attempts to liken Arellano to [Rosa] Parks, a pioneer of the black civil-rights movement for refusing to sit in the back of a Montgomery, Ala. bus in 1955, sparking a historic bus boycott.

"(Arellano) was intoxicated with a false sense of power," said civil-rights activist Ted Hayes. "How dare they flaunt themselves like that in the face of the American people?"