Chicago Sanctuary Case Points Up Clash in U.S. Immigration Views


The struggle of Elvira Arellano, a Central American immigrant who has taken sanctuary in a Chicago church to avoid deportation by U.S. authorities, has brought into sharp focus many of the issues that divide the U.S. public in the immigation debate, the Christian Science Monitor reports.

Arellano is fighting deportation because her seven-year-old son, Saul, was born in the U.S. Her supporters say she and her son symbolize all the families who could be split by deportation. But critics also say Arellano as a symbol – of the sort of lawbreaker they say has no place in America.


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