By IndyKids Staff

Elvira Arellano, a Mexican citizen and immigration activist, was arrested and deported on August 19 while visiting Los Angeles. Last year she took sanctuary in the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago to avoid arrest and deportation.

She stayed there for several months, and her case was widely followed in the media. She says she should not have to choose between leaving her 8-year-old son, who is a U.S. citizen, and taking him to Mexico.