Poster Child For Illegal Immigration
It's been over a year since the story of Francisco Javier Serrano, an illegal alien was found living in a Minnesota school auditorium. At the time he was heralded as someone who was being "wronged" by the immigration system (he overstayed his visa), and a campaign took place to free him; with people contribuiting to his cause by providing food, shelter and an immigration attorerny. The Minnesapolis Tribune has this article on Serrano (Last update: April 12, 2006 – 5:49 PM):
Serrano, whose odyssey from Connecticut to Apple Valley High School to a jail cell to a benefactor's home has made national news, was to move Saturday into a Minneapolis apartment provided by businessman and developer Basim Sabri.
Serrano's journey to homelessness began in Connecticut, where he had an argument with his father and decided to leave. "My father and I disagreed with some things so I decided to move on and start over," said Serrano, a native of Mexico.
And now, the rest of the story…from CNN News:
A young illegal immigrant who became a cause celebre in Minnesota after secretly living in a high school for weeks has been arrested here on home invasion charges, months after he was supposed to have left the country.
Francisco Javier Serrano, 22, had waved goodbye to supporters and journalists who saw him off at the Minneapolis airport in January, but he apparently never boarded his plane for his home country of Mexico.
Two weeks ago, police arrested him after finding him with a knife in an apartment in Boston's North End, struggling with the tenant, who was unharmed, The Boston Globe reported Thursday. He remained in Suffolk County Jail facing home invasion charges and eventual deportation.
As of this time, there is no followup on Serrano's current "adventures" in Massachusetts. I wonder why.