Elvira Arellano sanctuary anniversary marked; Mexican immigrant's stand at Chicago church sparked deportation debate

November 30, 2013 8:25:27 PM PST
Seven years ago Elvira Arellano took sanctuary inside Adalberto United Methodist church on West Division with her son in the face of a deportation order.

Seven years ago Elvira Arellano took sanctuary inside Adalberto United Methodist church on West Division with her son in the face of a deportation order.

She eventually returned to Mexico after confronting Congress on issue.

Saturday night the church's supporters gathered to once again declare itself as a sanctuary church.

They're demanding that President Obama change a law that they say continues to separate parents from their United States citizen children.


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