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August 24, 2006

Immigration activist to seek order barring removal

Here is an update on the case of Elvira Arellano;

August 22, 2006, by the Associated Press, in the Suntimes;

"The attorney for an immigration activist who has taken refuge in a church in hopes of stopping the government from sending her back to Mexico said Tuesday that he will ask a judge to block her deportation.

Attorney Joseph Mathews said he planned to request a temporary injunction Wednesday in the case of 31-year-old Elvira Arellano, who was arrested four years ago after entering the country illegally.
Mathews said in a telephone interview he would ask the court to declare that deporting Arellano would effectively lead to the deportation of her 7-year-old son, Saul, and thus violate his rights as an American citizen.

Arellano was scheduled to surrender to authorities on Aug. 15 but sought sanctuary in a church instead. She and her supporters say only a court order can stop the government from forcibly removing her from the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago's heavily Puerto Rican Humboldt Park neighborhood.


Posted by VisaLawyer at August 24, 2006 08:58 AM


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