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Meet the new Elvira Arellano

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 29, 2008 08:06 AM

Another defiant deportation evader has stepped in to “pick up the torch” that illegal alien activist Elvira Arellano left behind. Sanctuary Nation or Sovereign Nation? Which would the presidential candidates choose? Will the feds let this drag out like they did with Arellano–making a national mockery of our deportation laws?:

Mexican woman says she is “picking up the torch” from another illegal resident who became a symbol for immigration reform when she took shelter in a Chicago church for a year before being deported.

Flor Crisostomo, 28, who paid a smuggler to drive her across the U.S. border in 2000, spurned a deportation order Monday and moved into Adalberto United Methodist Church.

She worked for IFCO, which was the subject of massive workplace rades in 2006. The Board of Immigration Appeals last year denied Crisostomo’s appeal and told her to leave the United States by Monday.

This is exactly right:

“It will give American citizens a great opportunity to see if Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is good at his word on strict immigration enforcement,” said Rosanna Pulido, a spokeswoman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which advocates tougher immigration enforcement.

The move to re-create the same sanctuary situation as Arellano will backfire, Pulido said.

“This tactic is ineffective,” she said. “This is creating more outrage, more bad feelings toward our government and toward people who are aiding and abetting illegals.”

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