LOS ANGELES — An immigration activist who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year to avoid being separated from her son has been deported to Mexico, the church's pastor said.
Elvira Arellano was arrested Sunday afternoon outside Our Lady Queen of Angels church in Los Angeles. She was deported several hours later, said the Rev. Walter Coleman, pastor of Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago, where Arellano had taken refuge.
"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."(link)
If she was really worried about 'separation' of families then she would have kept her family in their legal country. I feel sorrow and pity for people that will do anything to get here and make life better for their kids, but people like this make it that much harder. I WANT my border SECURE and I WANT people to follow the law, if that's too much to ask, then I don't really know what to do.