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Elvira Arrellano Leaves Sanctuary, Placed Under Arrest

Elvira Arrellano Elvira Arrellano, an immigrant rights activist who defied a deportation order for more than a year by declaring sanctuary at Chicago's Adalberto United Methodist Church in Humboldt Park, was arrested Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles.

Arrellano's arrest came just one day after she ended her sanctuary to travel ultimately to Washington DC to advocate on behalf of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Arrellano launched an impromptu speaking and media tour across the United States, slated to begin in California and progress eastward towards Washington, when she was placed under arrest outside a Los Angeles church.

Emergency solidarity actions are being and have been organized by the immigrant rights community in Chicago. More Coverage and Protest Actions: 1 | 2 | 3 | LA Indymedia coverage | San Diego Indymedia coverage | Statement by Elvira Arrellano: Aug. 15 | La Raza report (Spanish)
| Solidarity Protest in San Diego | coverage

UPDATE: The Guardian of London reports that Arrellano has been deported to Tijuana.


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