Elvira Arellano vowes to keep fighting from Mexico
Is deported illegal alien Elvira Arellano the next Rosa Parks of the New Sanctuary Movement?
For the past year, Elvira Arellano has promoted an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws from inside a Chicago church, where the illegal immigrant sought refuge to avoid being separated from her U.S.-born son.
Now, after being deported Sunday by U.S. immigration officials, she is trying to stir sympathy from within her native Mexico.
She huddled less than 24 hours later with about a dozen activists to plan her next steps in Tijuana, just across the border from San Diego and only about 100 miles from where she says she entered the United States illegally in 1997. Her plans included a talk-radio show appearance Tuesday, a news conference at City Hall on Thursday and a rally Sept. 12.
“I have a fighting spirit, and I’m going to continue to fight,” Arellano, 32, said outside the second-floor apartment where she is living with a friend. Her 8-year-old son Saul will stay in Chicago with his godmother.
Activists and others appear to support the cause of Elvira Arellano, an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was arrested and deported Sunday, at a news conference at Los Angeles’ Plaza Church Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. From left are Alfred Falcon-Colin of the Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamerica (COFEM), Hee Joo Yoon of the Korean Resource Center, Angela Sanbrano of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities, and Javier Rodriguez of the March 25 Coalition. Arellano has been promoting an overhaul to U.S. immigration laws from inside a Chicago church where she sought refuge to avoid being separated from her 8-year-old, U.S.-born son.
Adios and good riddance.
Illegal Immigration Watch: Why Elvira Arellano Had to Go
Illegal Immigration Watch: Elvira Arellano Arrested And Deported to Mexico
Illegal Immigration Watch: Crackdown Will Hurt California?
Rudy Giuliani Watch: New Radio Ad Highlights Illegal Immigration
Rudy Giuliani Watch: Iâ€™ll Stop the Invasion
Illegal Immigration Watch: Crack Down?
Rudy Giuliani Watch: Mitt Romney HYPOCRITICALLY Attacks Giuliani on Illegal Immigration
Latino Activists Play Race Card Over Former California Governor Pete Wilson Statue
Mark Steyn Watch: Impudent Citizens Got Sen. Lotthornâ€™s Goat
Illegal Immigration Watch: Kill the Bill S. 1639 Part 3 – Breaking Down The Senate Vote
Technorati Tags: illegal immigration
, illegal aliensElvira Arellano