L.A. Weekly -- March 26, 2010
Incredible!: Schwarzenegger backs Villaraigosa's DWP rate hikes
On a day when the Los Angeles Times reported that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed DWP rate hikes of as much as 28.4 percent are only the tip of the iceberg for L.A.'s electricity customers, [turncoat RINO] Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued an endorsement of the mayor's plan...
Walter Moore's Newsletter -- Los Angeles -- March 26, 2010
Yet another reason to recall Antonio 'MEChA Boy' Villaraigosa
Remember when [Los Angeles mayor, traitor, and rabid open-borders fanatic] Villaraigosa planned to raise your DWP rates for power by 24%? That was so 24 hours ago. -- Now he wants to raise them by 37%, and you're supposed to like it because Al Gore says so... [See Recall City Hall]
Los Angeles Mayor's Office -- March 24, 2010
'MEChA-Boy' enviro-ripoff DWP scheme endorsed by green kook Al Gore
[E-mail received 3/23/10 from illegal alien-bloated Los Angeles mayor Antonio Antonio Villaraigosa...]: Good news! -- Today, we got two big endorsements for our Carbon Reduction Surcharge plan to create 18,000 green jobs and turn the DWP into the greenest utility in the country... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
Los Angeles Times -- March 1, 2010
"MEChA-Boy" Villaraigosa considers a "carbon surcharge" for DWP customers
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is moving ahead with a plan requiring customers of the Department of Water and Power to pay higher bills to help the utility tap more sources of renewable energy. While Villaraigosa has been talking publicly about the need for the city to tighten its belt...
Sasha Abramsky -- London Guardian -- February 26, 2010
Illegal alien-bloated Los Angeles on brink of abyss
Two and a half years after the official start of the worst economic downturn and fiscal crisis in nearly 80 years, America's economy is supposedly growing again, the stock market is halfway recovered from the lows of 2008 and early 2009, and the unemployment plunge seems to have been halted... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
Associated Press -- February 24, 2010
Cash-strapped, illegal alien-bloated LA going after unlicensed dogs
Cash-strapped Los Angeles is going to the dogs -- literally. -- The City Council voted Tuesday to have two departments share information in order to track down people who haven't licensed their pets. -- Council President Eric Garcetti estimates two-thirds of the city's dogs are unlicensed... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
Associated Press -- February 23, 2010
Moody's issues negative outlook for finances of invader-overrun Los Angeles
A major credit-rating agency has issued a gloomy outlook for the financial situation in Los Angeles. -- Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday reduced its opinion of the city's finances from "stable" to "negative" because the city has delayed addressing its $212 million budget deficit...
Los Angeles Daily News -- February 20, 2010
"MEChA-Boy" Villaraigosa eliminates two city divisions in invader-packed L.A.
Exercising his executive authority, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday ordered the elimination of two city departments - a move designed to cut 56 jobs and shave $3.2 million from the ballooning budget deficit. The Human Services and Environmental Affairs departments will be dissolved...
Los Angeles Times -- February 11, 2010
Pro-invasion 'MEChA-Boy' mayor plans more job cuts, says services will be fewer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he is planning a second major wave of City Hall job cuts, moving to eliminate between 1,200 and 2,000 positions to get the struggling city through the remainder of the calendar year... [See Cal Meltdown Watch & 'Change' Watch]
KTTV -- Los Angeles -- February 4, 2010
"MECha-Boy" Villaraigosa orders 1,000 L.A. employees laid off
Los Angeles -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday ordered the layoffs of 1,000 city employees to help balance the city's budget, although about 360 of the targeted employees may be able to transfer to other positions to avoid losing their jobs... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
Associated Press -- November 30, 2009
'MEChA Boy' Villaraigosa visits Mexico, spews more poppycock
Mexico, DF -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says politicians in the United States should focus on building bridges instead of walls on the U.S. border with Mexico. -- Villaraigosa says Los Angeles has greatly benefited from the cultural diversity of its residents...
National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers -- November 30, 2009
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border
The President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, and the Mayor of Los Angeles, California [rabid Reconquista Antonio Villaraigosa], met today in Mexico's capital and talked about various issues, among them the migratory reform boosted by Barack Obama. At the meeting, Calderón acknowledged "he posture of the mayor of Los Angeles" in favor of an integral migratory reform...
Los Angeles Daily News -- November 27, 2009
'MEChA-Boy' Mayor of cash-strapped L.A. heading to book fair in Mexico
Los Angeles Mayor [and Mexican Reconquista zealot] Antonio Villaraigosa today begins a four-day trip to Mexico, where he will lead a delegation of artists to the 2009 Guadalajara International Book Fair. --- Villargaigosa will be the guest of honor at the festival...
NewsMax.com -- July 18, 2009
L.A.'s bumbling 'MEChA-Boy' mayor at center of Jackson fonation flap
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was not in the country on the day of Michael Jackson's memorial service, but his grinning face popped up on his Twitter site with a message urging fans to help the financially desperate city pay the tab for police and services...
Los Angeles Times -- July 15, 2009
'MEChA-Boy' Villaraigosa's lawyer chosen to lead God-awful MALDEF
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief counsel, Thomas Saenz, has been tapped to become president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the organization announced Tuesday. -- Saenz has been one of Villaraigosa's closest advisors since taking the post in August 2005...
Reuters -- June 22, 2009
'MEChA-Boy' Villaraigosa says he won't run for governor
Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles and a popular Latino politician, said on Monday he would not run for governor of California next year, avoiding a crowded field of political heavyweights. -- "I can't leave this city in the middle of a crisis," Villaraigosa, a Democrat, said in an interview with CNN...
Los Angeles Times -- Junev 21, 2009
"MEChA-Boy" Villaraigosa's future, once bright, now tarnished
Days from the start of his second term, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has earned tepid job approval ratings from city voters and a plurality opposes his entrance into the upcoming race for governor, according to a new Los Angeles Times poll....
Earl Ofari Hutchinson -- Los Angeles Daily News -- June 4, 2009
Time to end Villaraigosa's gubernatorial pipe dream
Team Villaraigosa has hotly denied that the mayor has thrown in the towel in his bid for governor. But that's the mandatory stiff upper lip talk from a damaged politician's insider crew. -- Antonio Villaraigosa has a better chance of winning Mega Millions without buying a ticket than of bagging the Democratic gubernatorial nomination - let alone winning the top spot...
Doug McIntyre (of KABC Radio, L.A.) -- Los Angeles Daily News -- May 26, 2009
How a failed mayor can win
From the time we are little kids and see that first big red "F" scrawled across the top of a quiz, we try to steer clear of failure. Failure is personal - which is why Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa must be very unhappy these days. -- A trip to the grocery store or even his beloved LAX newsstands will be joyless for the entire month of June...
KABC-TV -- May 22, 2009
Flashback: Bratton denies racial motivation in murders of blacks in L.A.
An arrogant LAPD Chief William "if you don't like it leave the state" Bratton, one of MEChA-Boy Villaraigosa's pet lackeys, last year told KABC's Leo Stallworth at a news conference that Latino gang-bangers weren't targeting blacks in a string of vicious murders.... including the murder of Jamiel Shaw... [See L.A. area sweep for racist gang members] [Thanks to 'StephenLone Wolf' for uploading the video to YouTube] [More on Bratton]
Los Angeles Times -- May 21, 2009
Weiss' defeat a stinging blow to City Hall ally "MEChA-Boy" Villaraigosa
Los Angeles -- Former prosecutor Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich's come-from-behind victory in the race for Los Angeles city attorney served as the latest in a string of setbacks that could complicate Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's decision on whether to run for governor...
Jack Dunphy -- National Review -- May 4, 2009
How serious a crime should it take to get an illegal alien deported?
One of the occasional frustrations of being a police officer is having to sit idly by as the law is subordinated to transient political expediency. Here in Los Angeles, for example, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has made no secret of his sympathies for the cause of illegal aliens. Those sympathies are reflected in the management ranks of the LAPD...
Los Angeles Times -- March 25, 2009
'MEChA Boy' Villaraigosa aiding and abetting invaders again
Juan Murillo used to spend hundreds of dollars a year at check-cashing outlets because he was too intimidated by the U.S. banking system to open an account and did not speak enough English to write a check himself. -- When he finally summoned the courage to open a checking account at Bank of America, he found that he could withdraw cash...
Los Angeles Times -- March 4, 2009
Businessmen accused of laundering money to "MEChA-Boy's" campaign
Two Florida businessmen who allegedly hoped to win lucrative concession contracts from Los Angeles International Airport were charged Wednesday with conspiring to launder more than $25,000 in political donations to Antonio Villaraigosa's 2005 mayoral campaign, authorities said...
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers -- March 4, 2009
Voters return rabid Reconquista to City Hall
With an unbeatable $2.9 million campaign war chest and a lack of serious competition, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa coasted to a second term Tuesday at the helm of the nation's second-largest city. -- There were 10 candidates on the mayoral ballot, but none stood much of a chance against the well-financed incumbent...
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles -- February 19, 2009
Walter Moore's TV Ads: No chickens were harmed... except Villaraigosa
The election is less than two weeks away, and it's time to launch our secret weapon: TV commercials about how and why Villaraigosa is too chicken to debate me. "Operation Polloraigosa" begins today. -- You can see the ads right now....
City Watch -- Los Angeles -- February 17, 2009
Immigration issue sparks fireworks
...The candidates were universal in condemning the Villaraigosa for the worst decision that he made as Mayor: not spending his time doing the job he was elected to do... being Mayor of LA. Although you got the feeling that maybe the candidates didn't feel that was such a bad thing given the things he did do while Mayor...
The Hill -- Washington -- February 11, 2009
'MEChA-Boy' Villaraigosa wants to cut state out of stimulus boondoggle
Mayors from around the country voiced cautious optimism Saturday in the initial draft of new stimulus legislation, hoping that Congress will provide billions in aid directly to the nation's metropolitan areas. --- ...If money goes to the states instead, argued Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D), "it diffuses through the state and it doesn't go where it is needed most."
Los Angeles Daily News -- February 8, 2009
Cowardly Reconquista Villaraigosa refuses to debate opponents
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's campaign has said he will not debate or in any way share a stage with the nine people challenging him during the municipal primary. -- Why should he? With the power of incumbency, more than $2.7 million in contributions and the backing of the city's major power brokers, he figures he's got re-election in the bag - without a runoff....
UPI -- February 7, 2009
Reconquista Villaraigosa signs questionable deal with Mexicans
Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission signed an agreement with Los Angeles to allow Mexico's state-owned power company to sell electricity to the U.S. city. -- Electricity will be generated at Mexico's Cerro Prieto geothermal power plant in Mexicali and then sold to the LADWP, according to the memorandum of understanding signed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...
American Patrol Feature -- February 4, 2009
Cowardly Reconquista: "MEChA-boy" Villaraigosa won't debate Moore
.... Does Villaraigosa honestly believe he's performed so brilliantly as mayor that he shouldn't have to answer to his challengers? -- Sure, [Walter] Moore can't match Villaraigosa's purse. But he has collected roughly $200,000 in donations, making him the only one of several obscure candidates to come anywhere near qualifying for matching funds...
Sacramento Bee -- February 2, 2009
God Help Us: 'MEChA Boy' Villaraigosa's star "on the rise again"
...[T]he Los Angeles mayor [Reconquista zealot Antonio Villaraigosa] is soaring again in the City of Angels. He is running virtually unchallenged for re-election in March against a field of under-funded unknowns. He is widely discussed as a likely 2010 gubernatorial candidate. [Vote Moore for Mayor 2009]
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles -- January 26, 2009
Violent crime up 10% in Los Angeles
Villaraigosa and Bratton are quick to hold self-congratulatory press conferences whenever crime rates dip. Yet they say absolutely nothing when crime rates go up. If they claim credit for good news, shouldn't they accept responsibility for bad news?....
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of L. A. -- December 23, 2008
Walter Moore's online L. A. budget survey
You may have heard how Mayor Villaraigosa has set up an on-line survey, ostensibly to let L.A.'s citizens -- along with anyone else on the internet -- tell City Hall where to make budget cuts. -- Villaragosa's "survey" however, is not a survey at all. Instead, it is a classic "push poll," right out of Spinology 101....
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of L. A. -- December 18, 2008
The $24 Million Question: Whom is Villaraigosa hiding?
The L.A. Weekly reports that Mayor Villaraigosa appointed 50 people to decide how to dole out $24 million per year of our tax money for "anti-gang" programs. -- Who was on this "blue ribbon" panel, you ask? Good question. Villaraigosa refuses to say...
Los Angeles Times -- December 2, 2008
'MEChA-Boy' Villaraigosa won't join Hussein Obama administration
Despite increased speculation that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa may be heading to Washington, he said Monday that he would not be joining President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. -- Villaraigosa said he had a "conversation" with Obama in mid-November about joining the new Democratic administration but...
Los Angeles Times -- November 22, 2008
Mayor calls for 'emergency overhaul' of illegal alien-packed L.A.'s budget
L. A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday called for an "emergency overhaul" of the city's budget, saying most departments must cut 3% of their costs through the end of the fiscal year. -- One day after the city's top financial expert proposed reductions to libraries, tree trimming and other services... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
American Patrol Feature -- November 8, 2008
Now Comes the Truth: Illegal Immigration State faces meltdown
Santa Barbara, Calif. -- While Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for increases in the sales tax and cuts in services to reduce the budget deficit of $11.2 billion, a population group has noted that the shortfall is about the same as the costs of illegal immigration to the state...[Hussein Obama has selected mumbling MEChA-Boy Mexican Reconquista Villaraigosa for a seat on his financial transition team]
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles -- November 7, 2008
It's Moore vs. 'MEChA-boy' Villaraigosa (aka Tony Villar)
[E-mail from Moore for L. A. Mayor] -- Billionarie Republican developer Rick Caruso has announced he is NOT running for Mayor of Los Angeles. Click here for his press release. -- That means that for all intents and purposes, it's just Villaraigosa and me, my friends. -- We're going to do this. We're going to fix this City.
Los Angeles Times -- October 12, 2008
Outlook is dismal for L.A.'s future budgets
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offered a bleak financial forecast for city government over the next two years on Saturday, warning that deep cuts to services and other belt-tightening measures would be unavoidable because of the worsening economic downturn... [See Cal Meltdown Watch]
Matthew Vadum -- Canada Free Press -- Toronto -- October 1, 2008
ACORN rent-A-mob demands more welfare housing in L.A.
The vote fraud factory known as ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is apparently supporting Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's crazy push for $5 billion in so-called affordable housing...
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles -- September 30, 2008
Deconstructing Villaraigosa's housing scheme
You've probably heard the reports, based on the Mayor's two-page press release, that he has just unveiled an "ambitious" new $5 billion plan to provide "affordable housing." Having read the glossy 42-page booklet describing the plan, I'd like to share with you a few thoughts about the proposal...
Associated Press -- September 30, 2008
'MEChA-Boy' Villaraigosa announces 'bold housing plan'
Mayor [and vehement Mexican Reconquista fanatic] Antonio Villaraigosa unveiled a $5 billion plan to provide 20,000 affordable homes in the city over the next five years, but acknowledged he'll have to reach far and wide to raise the funds amid the financial meltdown...
Los Angeles Times -- September 25, 2008
Mayor "MEChA Boy" to call on presidential candidates to address poverty
[Sanctuary city] Mayor [and Mexican Reconquista zealot] Antonio Villaraigosa and other mayors from across the country will meet in Watts today and call on the presidential candidates to make poverty a central issue in the national economic debate. [This mumbling fool has done more to import poverty than practically anyone else in the state. Vote Walter Moore for L. A. Mayor in 2009]
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles -- September 15, 2008
Villaraigosa's crazy calendar
I hope that by now you've read "The All-About-Me Mayor: Antonio Villaraigosa's Frenetic Self-Promotion" by Patrick Range McDonald, in the L.A. Weekly, about how little time Villaraigosa actually spends doing his job...
L. A. Weekly -- September 11, 2008
How Mexican Reconquista Villaraigosa spends his workdays
L. A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa logged roughly 900 hours of work during a 10-week period from May 21 to August 1, a time during which he repeatedly touted his 16-to-18-hour, seven- day-a- week workload. -- L.A. Weekly found that his days actually average about 13 hours, and we sorted the approximately 900 total hours into five categories....
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles -- August 1, 2008
Guess where Villaraigosa got his $1.6 million?
Villaraigosa has raised $1.6 million for his re-election campaign. Guess how much came from people who actually live in the City of Los Angeles? The correct answer is: approximately 37%....
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles -- July 31, 2008
L. A. "selling" four ambulances to Mexico for $4
Mayor Villaraigosa and the City Council are supposedly too busy even to put Jamiel's Law on their agenda, or to otherwise show the least bit of respect to the Shaw Family, whose son was murdered by an illegal alien gang banger. -- How many murders and other crimes could Jamiel's Law prev ent?
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles -- July 29, 2008
Villaraigosa embroils L. A. in losing lawsuits
You and I, as taxpayers, will be paying dearly for Villaraigosa's inability to pass the bar exam -- despite four tries. -- He keeps adopting unconstitutional and unfair policies that embroil the City of Los Angeles in litigation and deter employers from trying to do business here...
Walter Moore, Candidate For Mayor of Los Angeles -- July 27, 2008
Don't re-elect Newsom and Villaraigosa... indict them
Mayors Villaraigosa of Los Angeles and Newsom of San Francisco both want to become California's next governor. -- Both men, moreover, have granted "sanctuary" to all illegal aliens -- even gang members like those who shattered the lives of the Shaw Family, the Bologna Family, and Heaven only knows how many other families...
Los Angeles Times -- July 24, 2008
'MEChA-Boy' Villaraigosa seeks to build Latino support for Obama
When a Spanish-language radio ad slammed presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama for just discovering the "importance of the Latino vote," his campaign called on Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to knock the attack down. -- Villaraigosa issued a public statement praising Obama as a "champion of the Latino community"...
Los Angeles Times -- July 13, 2008
'MEChA-Boy' Villaraigosa praises Obama at La Raza conference
San Diego -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, speaking Saturday to the nation's largest Latino civil rights organization, urged its members to campaign hard for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, saying the presumptive nominee was their best hope for reforming federal immigration policies. [See: Walter Moore for Mayor of Los Angeles]
Fox News -- July 3, 2008
Critics: 'MEChA-Boy' Villaraigosa contradicts himself on immigration policy
...Rick Oltman, spokesman for the immigration advocacy group Californians for Population Stabilization, said the mayor [reconquista fanatic Villaraigosa] can't have it both ways. -- "The mayor wants his police not to be involved in immigration enforcement, yet he wants to harangue the federal government for coming after the criminal aliens in his town which he has virtually set up as a sanctuary city..."
USA Today -- June 20, 2008
'MEChA Boy' Villaraigosa, two other mayors fight ICE raids
Three West Coast mayors are asking the leaders of other cities to take a stand against workplace immigration raids that they say hurt local economies and may force companies to relocate. -- At the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week in Miami, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio (Uh, Uh, Duh) Villaraigosa, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums and Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels will ask their colleagues to....
Jack Dunphy -- National Review -- May 7, 2008
Politics and police work
...A recent high-profile murder prompted City Councilman Dennis Zine, a retired LAPD sergeant, to propose a modest amendment to the regulation [Special Order 40] that would authorize officers to report illegal-alien gang members to federal immigration authorities. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a man openly and enthusiastically sympathetic to illegal [aliens], has been vocal in his opposition to such a change...
Sandy Sand -- OpEd News -- May 7, 2008
L.A.'s mayor is neither shoeshine guy or agent... he's a toilet cleaner
...A year or so ago Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stood on the City Hall steps and declared, "We clean your toilets," as part of his defense of L.A.'s Sanctuary City policies, giving illegal aliens more rights than we have, and almost literally being on the payroll of illegal alien gang bangers who run the City.... [More idiocy from the MEChA-boy mayor]
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- May 3, 2008 Video Report
MEChA-boy Villaraigosa wants to have it both ways
On Friday LA officials held a press conference, celebrating the successful "immigrant rights" march. -- At the press conference mayor Villaraigosa [aka Tony Villar or Tony VillaLaRaza], the weasel, who flunked the CA bar exams four times (but he was good enough for the ACLU)...
American Patrol Report Feature -- May 2, 2008
L. A. Invites Invaders
Mayor Ignores Law and Law Day
Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- May 1
William Bratton, LAPD Chief: We, the police, will be here to ensure that the immigrant community and its supporters can exercise their First Amendment rights in a peaceful way. So we encourage you tomorrow to come to these rallies, to come and enjoy.
Antonio Villaraigosa, L. A. Mayor: We're committed in this city to embracing every Angeleno, whether they're born here or not, whether they're legal or not.
Lou Dobbs: Well absolutely. Now I got a little confused there. Was that Bill Bratton saying come down and have a great demonstration basically enjoy the food, enjoy the day?
Casey Wian: Absolutely. Both he and the mayor encouraged everybody in Los Angeles to come out and support the agenda of these folks. The mayor said that. Chief Bratton didn't. He encouraged people to come out and no matter their legal status, you know exercise their First Amendment rights, as he said.
Watch L. A. / Law Day Transcript
Walter Moore -- MooreIsBetter.com -- April 11, 2008
Jamiel's Law: A motion and a debate challenge
I am challenging L. A. Mayor Villaraigosa to debate Jamiel's Law with me, on May 1, 2008. I want a Lincoln-Douglas style debate: a 10-minute opening argument from each of us; three or five minutes of cross- examination; and five-minute closing statements, followed by question- and-answers from the public and press.....
American Patrol Report Feature -- April 11, 2008
Mexican 'MEChA-boy reconquista mayor demands surrender
From the April 10, 2008 CNN show 'Lou Dobbs Tonight': Wian: Villaraigosa says he wants ICE to focus on arresting illegal alien criminals and gang members. Yet he still supports the Los Angeles Police Department's policy of not arresting known gang members for solely immigration law violations....
Associated Press -- April 10, 2008
Reconquista LA mayor asks Chertoff to reconsider crackdowns
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is asking federal officials to rethink their policy on workplace immigration crackdowns that involve established businesses and to focus on employers that mistreat workers instead. -- The mayor said in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff that work-site raids by ICE could have "severe and long-lasting effects" on the local economy...
Associated Press -- August 21, 2007
Villaraigosa, meddling Mexicans twist facts in Arellano case
...LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Monday that Elvira Arellano's removal from the US to Mexico demonstrated the need for legislators to change U.S. immigration laws. -- Mexican authorities echoed Villaraigosa, saying the deportation highlighted a need to overhaul U.S. immigration laws that divide families [The felon refused to take the kid with her].