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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.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/arellano22.html

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

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