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November 14, 2006

Boy lobbies in Mexico to stop mom's deportation

Here is an article which shows how current immigration law forces families to break the law. The United States is one of the few countries in the world which allows deportation of parents of its U.S. citizen children;

Associated Press, November 14, 2006 Mexico City

“When reporters caught up with him Monday, seven-year-old Saul Arellano still didn't know what he was going to say to members of Mexico's Congress when he addresses them today.

The Chicago boy will be talking to politicians in his mother's native country about the family's fight to keep her from being deported.
After spending yesterday in jeans, he said he plans to dress up in a new tan suit today.

The second-grader is a U-S citizen, but his mother, Elvira, is an undocumented Mexican migrant.

The two have been living at the Adalberto United Methodist Church on Chicago's West Side since August, when they took refuge there to avoid her deportation…”.

At; http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4755886

Posted by VisaLawyer at November 14, 2006 07:49 AM

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