The press is making much of Saul Arellano, a 7-year-old “American citizen” who yesterday lobbied Mexican legislators to lobby the U.S. administration on behalf of his illegal immigrant mother, who is holed up in a Chicago church to avoid her legal deportation for violating this country’s immigration laws. One can’t help but root for the spunky little guy, but I have some questions:
1. What right does Mexico have in this, since it is Mexico that dumps millions of its people here rather than reform its own corrupt house? The boy should lobby here, not there.
2. Why do kids of illegals gain citizenship here? If the parents are illegal, then the children should be, too, so that we don’t face these kinds of dilemmas.
3. Why does this church continue to openly defy duly passed (and basically moral) laws of the United States? There are times when civil disobedience is called for, but this isn’t one of them. This church should lose its tax-exempt status.