Monday, August 20, 2007

Arrellano Deported to Mexico

Bill Hing reported earlier today that Elvira Arrellano had been arrested in Los Angeles.  The N.Y. Times reports that Arellano, an undocumented immigrant who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year to avoid being separated from her U.S.-born citizen son, has been deported to Mexico, according to the church's pastor said. Arellano had just spoken at rally Los Angeles rally when she was arrested Sunday outside Our Lady Queen of Angels church.  Walter Coleman, pastor of Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago, where Arellano had been living is quoted by the Times as stating that ''She has been deported. She is free and in Tijuana,'' said Coleman, who said he spoke to her on the phone. ''She is in good spirits. She is ready to continue the struggle against the separation of families from the other side of the border.'' Her 8-year-old son, Saul, is now living with Coleman's family.

KJ

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I understand that Saul will be reunited with his mother in Mexio, as it should be. It was rather unseemly of her to use him as a pawn in here little game, so I'm glad that she's thought wiser of it. The separation delemma seems to have been solved, setting an example for others to follow.

Posted by: Horace | Aug 20, 2007 4:45:12 PM

'She is ready to continue the struggle against the separation of families from the other side of the border.'

What struggle? Just take your kid(s) with you. 'Separation of families' has got to be the most disingenuous issue out there because it's implied that it is the government doing the separating when, in fact, it is the deported parent who makes the choice whether to separate from his or her family.

Posted by: Jack | Aug 21, 2007 4:24:09 PM

Elvira Arrellano le hizo mas dano a los mejicanos cuando trato de estar por encima de la ley, y no obedecer las leyes de esta pais, nadie a la fuerza obliga un pais hacer lo que le conviene, debe quedarse donde ella pueda hacer lo que quiera

Posted by: Ruben Rivera | Aug 22, 2007 8:22:27 AM

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