When I saw this report, the first thought was: "DeGaulle of that woman!"
Elvira Arellano was kicked out of the United States last week after she entered the country illegally -- twice -- and defied a deportation order for years.
The United States is the one who broke the law first. By letting people cross over without documents. By letting people pay taxes.
In the idiom of Mexico: "You're taking my hair!" (That's the English-translated cultural equivalent of "You're pulling my leg.")
Maybe if the U.S. just shot people crossing the border illegally that wouldn't be "breaking the law." Yeah, I'm sure the Mexican government would love that.
Now she's taken her case to the Mexican Senate, which has quickly proven that idiocy in the political class knows no nation.
A Mexican Senate committee passed a measure Wednesday urging President Felipe Calderon to send a diplomatic note to the United States protesting the deportation of an illegal migrant who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year.
The committee also approved a scholarship to help her 8-year-old U.S.-born son, Saul, who is an American citizen and stayed in the United States.
Don't you love the Mexican government? They're so good at failing people who stay in their country that they can afford a scholarship for an American citizen whose mother only got that birthright for him by breaking the law.
"For me it is very important that our government take a strong stand to defend all of us who decide to migrate to another country," she said.
Legally. Illegally. Whatever.
Once again, maybe Mexico ought to consider removing the plank from its own eye before it attempts to extricate the speck from the United States.