Deported Immigrant Activist's Son Speaks at Rally

CHICAGO (AP) -- The son of a woman who sought sanctuary inside a Chicago church before she was deported says immigration legislation is needed so people who have been deported "can come home" to the U.S.

Fourteen-year-old Saul Arrellano spoke at the annual May Day rally Wednesday in Chicago in favor of easing the country's immigration laws. He's asking President Barack Obama to end deportations.

He is the U.S. citizen son of Elvira Arellano. The pair holed up inside Aldalberto United Methodist Church for a year. Elvira Arellano defied a deportation order so she wouldn't be separated from her son. She ended her sanctuary and was deported to Mexico in 2007.

Both mother and son are now advocates for immigrant rights.


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