Undocumented student's arrest called part of 'civil rights disaster' By Jessica Ravitz, CNN May 14, 2010 6:22 p.m. EDT pasting and commenting on some parts of the article. Why should an undocumented alien, no matter how straight she speaks English, or talks and walks and thinks like an American, have a case that is called a lightning rod in the immigration debate ? Undocumented is undocumented, and in any other country except maybe the US, there would be no sympathy for the undocumented alien. Mitigating circumstance: voluntary surrender. But wherein is the struggle ? Slaves struggle for freedom. The conquered and oppressed struggle for independence. The maltreated struggle for fairness. But where is the struggle of an undocumented alien ? Struggle for what ? To be exempted from the law of the country ? Crazy. Go figure. Was that right, or wrong ? And this guy's statement is another outrageous example of people trying to tell law enforcers how to enforce the law. What she was stopped for is not (of course) mentioned in the article. Why should it when the object is to portray law enforcers as eggheads and illegal aliens as martyrs ? But what she was stopped for, as far as I am concerned, more than justifies the discovery that here is a violator of the laws of this land. That is the end all and be all of this thing. I commend the cops, thumb my nose at the ACLU, tell the lawyer to go back to law school and find out what crimes are, and advice this girl to get documented and start being grateful she is being allowed to at least finish her studies.