Mexican immigrant who sought U.S. sanctuary deported

Reuters/Kemp Powers/[[August 20, 2007]]/ link

Article about the Elvira Arellano case.

'The message we take from the federal government is that there will be no mercy toward the modern day slaves that are the undocumented workers,' said Juan Jose Gutierrez, coordinator of Latino Movement USA.

Gutierrez, who said Arellano is an immigrant rights activist, not a criminal, called for a national boycott of work, school and commerce on [[September 12, 2007]]. He also called for a mass march and rally in Los Angeles on [[October 12, 2007]].

...Raids and deportations of illegal immigrants are 'draconian practices' tearing families apart, Gutierrez said...