CHICAGO (AP) _ The son of an immigration activist who sought refuge in a Chicago church has his eyes on college and a career fighting for justice.
The Chicago Tribune reports Saul Arellano’s mother became a lightning rod in the U.S. immigration debate when she sought sanctuary a decade ago in a church while fighting her second deportation to Mexico.
Saul was born in the U.S. but spent a year in the church with his mother. Unlike his mother he could leave the church, and the pastor would sneak him out to go to a local Boys & Girls Club.
That’s where a couple heard about his story years later, saw his work ethic and offered to pay his college tuition. Now 18, Saul says he hopes to attend Northeastern Illinois University.
Information from: Chicago Tribune