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    LA Immigration protest draws light crowd

    Immigration protest draws light crowd
    Daily News Wire Service
    Article Last Updated: 08/18/2007 05:09:29 PM PDT


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    Demonstrators chant during a pro-immigrant rights march and rally Saturday...

    A small, well-behaved crowd marched to Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday to protest immigration policies and hear from a woman who took refuge in a Chicago church to avoid being deported.

    Elvira Arellano told reporters at Los Angeles' La Placita Church downtown after the rally that her future "is in the hands of God."

    She has defied an order to report to the Department of Homeland Security to be deported a year ago, instead taking refuge in the Adalberto United Methodist Church in Chicago's Humboldt Park district.

    Arellano was joined by her son Saul, 8.

    Arellano has said she sought to remain in this country so her son, born in the United States and a citizen under provisions of the 14th Amendment, can get better medical care for his attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

    Arellano first came to the United States in 1997 and was deported to Mexico shortly afterward. She returned and moved to Illinois in 2000, taking a job cleaning planes at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

    Arellano was arrested in 2002 and later convicted of working under a false Social Security number, prompting the order for her to be deported.

    Arellano's supporters have likened her to Rosa

    Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat in a Montgomery, Ala., bus in 1955 helped spark the Civil Rights Movement.
    Some African American activists have criticized that comparison.

    Arellano announced plans this week to travel to Washington Sept. 12 to pray and attempt to persuade lawmakers to pass an immigration bill.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials played their hand close to the vest, and followed policies that do not allow them to talk about their operations in advance.

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    Arellano's supporters have likened her to Rosa
    ROTFLMAO! Not even close...

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    Why have they not thrown her in jail?

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    At her Chicago press conference about this, I believe she had the Reverend Jesse Jackson's wife by her side and of course the unsmiling Emma Lazano.

    I'd love to know what they meant by 'small crowd.' At least they put that!! I had thought many people would go to see Her...apparently I was wrong...and that is good.
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    what gets me mad is if i stole someones ss# i have a feeling i would be cooling my butt off in jail not key note speaker at a rally. didn't she steal 2 peoples ss# 's?

    deport her and her illegal welfare stealing son. take care of our citizens!!!!

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    Likened her to ROSA PARKS? That is an insult to a brave lady who WAS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.

    ELVIRA is just a piece of trash COMPARED TO ROSA.

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    Do we have an approximate amount on the turnout? How many did event organizers predict and how many showed. We need documentation if this is to be of use to us

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    August 18 mass protest called by LA immigrant rights movement
    August 2007


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    Los Angeles, CA - ‚ÄúThe struggle continues for legalization and to beat back the new attacks of the Bush administration, including the new policy of beefing up ICE enforcement at worksites and further militarization the border,‚Ä

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    The original parade permit called for only 5,000 people.

    The local radio is calling the turnout to be significantly less.


    http://www.kfi640.com/main.html

    news on the half

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    Heard on the radio that the turnout depends on who you talk to. One of the organizers said there were 4,000-5,000. But a police spokesperson said it was only a couple hundred.
    Which one do you believe?
    They had a permit for 5,000....not!
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