Discussing Elvira Arellano: Immigrant Hero? Elvira Arellano is known to some as the Rosa Parks of the immigrants' rights movement. Arellano was recently deported to Mexico after refusing to leave the United States willingly for fear of being separated from her American-born son. Her stardom as the "representative" of immigrants continues to be debated.
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Discussing Elvira Arellano: Immigrant Hero?

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Discussing Elvira Arellano: Immigrant Hero?

Discussing Elvira Arellano: Immigrant Hero?

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Elvira Arellano is known to some as the Rosa Parks of the immigrants' rights movement. Arellano was recently deported to Mexico after refusing to leave the United States willingly for fear of being separated from her American-born son. Her stardom as the "representative" of immigrants continues to be debated.

Chicago Spanish-language radio host Javier Salas is joined by immigrant activist Joshua Hoyt to discuss the case.

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