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

November 30, 2013 (CHICAGO)

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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