Method #68: Sanctuary

Elvira Arellano

Elvira Arellano. Image credit: Chicago Tribune

In 2006, Elvira Arellano, a Chicago mother, was facing deportation and possible separation from her son, a US citizen. She sought sanctuary in Adalberto United Methodist Church, where she remained for almost a year before she was deported. In 2014, she crossed into the United States once more to claim asylum, as part of an initiative by the National Immigration Youth Alliance.

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