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Teen fights for immigration reform after his mother is deported

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Elvira Arellano moved to the United States illegally in 1997. She was an undocumented immigrant working as a cleaning woman at O'Hare.

In 2002, during a post-911 security sweep, she was arrested and convicted of social security fraud.

Arellano was supposed to go before immigration officials. Instead, she was held up inside a church in Humboldt Park for a year. That's when she was forced to go back to Mexico.

On the 4th of July, Arellano's 14 year-old son, Saul, was among the U.S. citizen children and dreamers opposed to recent raids that led to 22 immigrant arrests. Saul Arellano is fighting for them because he doesn't want another child to feel the way he did when his mother was deported.

Protestors chanting and marching for immigration reform say other Latino families won't be separated if congress passes comprehensive immigration reform laws.

They believe that might take too long and they're sending a plea of urgency to president Obama, the candidate who received their votes.

The group says each day 1400 people are deported and until reform laws are passed in the house, things could get worst. Dreamers such as Saul Arellano can only hope their dream don't become a nightmare.

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