Elvira Arellano FINALLY Arrested!
August 20, 2007, 12:24 AM
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You would think, given the headline, that illegal immigrant was arrested for protesting. In fact, she's being arrested, extremely late, for being an illegal alien. In fact, it's difficult to see any mention anywhere in the story of the fact that she's committing a crime just by being in the United States.

Immigration activist Arellano arrested

By Antonio Olivo [Send him mail] | Chicago Tribune 5:52 PM CDT, August 19, 2007

LOS ANGELES—An immigration activist who sought refuge inside a Chicago church for a year was arrested in Los Angeles this afternoon after taking her campaign on the road.

Elvira Arellano was arrested about 4:15 p.m. Chicago time by law-enforcement officials after leaving Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in downtown Los Angeles, said Emma Lozano, an adviser who was there during the arrest.

After talking to news media inside the church, Arellano and her supporters got into their van to head north to San Jose, where she was scheduled to speak at another church, Lozano said. Moments after they entered the van, an unmarked vehicle stopped them.