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Boy in deportation flap heads to Mexico

Associated Press/Sophia Tareen/November 12, 2006/ link

Reports that Saul Arellano - 7-year-old son of Elvira Arellano - is travelling to Mexico to ask the Mexican House and Senate to support her efforts to avoid being deported.

..."It's just another added pressure," said Emma Lozano, executive director of immigration-rights group Centro Sin Fronteras, who will accompany the boy. "We really believe Mexico could use its influence more in supporting people like Elvira."

Lozano and Saul will meet with Mexican human rights activist Rosario Ibarra, who is also a member of the Senate, in an effort to enlist her support.

The boy has been speaking at conferences and writing letters to political figures, including George W. Bush and Vicente Fox, asking for help...

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