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Illegals At McCain Office Face Deportation

From an outraged New York Times:

Illegal Immigrant Students Protest at McCain Office


May 17, 2010

In an escalation of protest tactics, five immigrants dressed in caps and gowns held a sit-in on Monday at the Tucson offices of Senator John McCain, calling on him to sponsor legislation to open a path to legal status for young illegal immigrants.

Four of the protesters, including three who are in the country illegally, were arrested Monday evening on misdemeanor trespassing charges. The three were expected to face deportation proceedings.

That is beautiful. Of course the actual deporations will probably never happen. (Cf. Aunt Zeituni.)

It was the first time students have directly risked deportation in an effort to prompt Congress to take up a bill that would benefit illegal immigrant youths

Let’s hope it’s not the last, with great results like this. 

Brooke Buchanan, a spokeswoman for Mr. McCain, said of the protesters, “The individuals have a right to peacefully protest in the senator’s office,” and added that Mr. McCain “understands the students’ frustrations.”

Sure he does. And that is a big part of his problem.

But she said: “Elections have consequences, and they should focus their efforts on the president and the Democrats that control the agenda in Congress.”

Let’s hope that Ms. Buchanan and her boss faces unemployment as a consequence of next November’s elections. Maybe they can get jobs picking lettuce for $50 an hour.

Mr. McCain, a Republican, has in years past repeatedly sponsored a bill that would offer legalization for illegal immigrant students who were brought to the United States as children by their parents, known to its supporters as the Dream Act. But this year he has not. Mr. McCain is facing a primary challenge from J.D Hayworth, a talk show host who has taken a tough stand on illegal immigrants.

Isn’t it odd the way the New York Times put this. It sounds almost like ’cause and effect.’ But, of course, Mr. McCain has always been a man of principle – not a creature of political expediency. At least, according to The Times.

The students protesting in Mr. McCain’s office said they wanted to increase pressure on Congress to pass the Dream Act this year, even if lawmakers do not take up a broader overhaul of the immigration system…

Ms. Mateo, who came to the United States when she was 14, said she paid full tuition to earn a degree from California State University, Northridge, the first member of her family to graduate from college. She said her plans to attend law school had failed because she lacked legal status.

Since tuition covers only a fraction of the costs of a college degree, we taxpayers have already subsidized Ms. Mateo’s undergraduate work. And now we are supposed to pay for her law degree as well?

Are their no law schools in her native country? And why should Ms. Mateo be allowed to study the law anyway, when she so obviously scoffs at the rule of law in real life?

Ms. Mateo was arrested, along with Mohammad Abdollahi, 24, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Yahaira Carrillo, 25, of Kansas City, Mo. All three are illegal immigrants.

Also arrested was Raúl Alcaraz, 27, an immigrant from Mexico who is a legal resident and a counselor at a Tucson high school

Naturally. Mr. Alcaraz is probably a whiz at ‘Raza’ studies, too.

Tania Unzueta, 26, who is from Los Angeles, joined the sit-in, but she said the group decided she should leave the protest in order to avoid arrest.

Did the reporters ask these students who paid for their transportation to Arizona from all over the country – Michigan, Missouri, Los Angeles? And, more importantly, don’t these ‘activists’ realize that travel to Arizona is forbidden?

Mr. Abdollahi said he could not return to Iran, where he was born, because he is gay and feared persecution there.

Gosh, that’s rough. Still, why doesn’t Mr. Abdollahi go back to Iran and protest? After all, isn’t protecting his fellow homosexuals from discrimination and even death a far more worthy cause than trying to get US taxpayers to pay for his college education?

On the other hand, maybe Mr. Obama’s aunt will put him in touch with her (taxpayer funded) attorney. She seems to be able to work wonders.

Margo Cowan, a lawyer representing the students, said that the Tucson police said they would advise federal immigration authorities of the arrests, and that she expected the students would be put in immigration detention.

So these ‘students’ can afford a lawyer. – Or are we taxpayers providing their legal counsel, too?

But imagine that. The Tucson police are going to follow federal law. How despicable. No wonder they are hated around the globe.

Nevertheless, that all of this transpired in Juan McCain’s offices is just too wonderful for words.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Illegals At McCain Office Face Deportation”

  1. NoNeoCommies says:

    This would be such a great opportunity for America and Arizona to prove to the world that they are fair and firm by deporting these illegals.
    They are the poster children for “how to get deported”.
    Once upon a time, illegals knew that sticking your neck out got you kicked out, now they think they can march in the streets to affect our politics and legal system with impunity.
    Letting them skate will only make things worse by proving to illegals that they can abuse almost any of our laws without fear of consequences.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I question their “right” to assemble and protest based largely on their lack of citizenship in the first place. What they are doing is actually unlawfully assembling. That is punishable by fines and/or jailtime.

    Once again, the soft, squishy sound of the left will come up with deportation stories of questionable validity, much as they did for the medical horror stories that turned out to be untrue. All that in an attempt to garner more soft, squishy-minded people to think that immigration laws are “racist”.

    If they are so racist, why do so many millions of people a year still come here?

    I guess in the long run, when the regime is fully in control, and all the newly absolved illegal immigrants are full citizens, they will realize the error of their ways when they find themselves in the “obama security force”.

    Yeah….that’s the ticket.

  3. JS says:

    I am surprised the “Maverick” himself didn’t call the police. I mean now that he has adopted a no non-sense approach to illegal immigration with his “walk along the wall” commercial.

    You would think going from a Presidential bid (a failed one at that) to fighting to survive your primary would speak truth to power in the office of Sen. McCain, but it seems only deafening silence is heard.

    • Right of the People says:


      He just can’t break old habits no matter how hard he tries. His liberal side keeps popping up at the most inopportune times. I greatly respect his service in the military but I fear that Juan McLame is just another RINO.

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      “but I fear that Juan McLame is just another RINO.”


      There’s no doubt in my mind whatsoever that he’s a RINO, and there hasn’t been for quite a while.

  4. JohnMG says:

    …..”Are their no law schools in her native country?…..”

    In a country where there doesn’t seem to be any laws, it would be pointless to study for a career with a non-existent future. At least here there are ambulances to chase. And illegals to defend!

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