Mexican illegal immigrant and activist
Elvira Arellano (born 1975) is president of La Familia Latina Unida (United Latino Family), a Mexican group that lobbies for families who face deportation.
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- Why do they take the taxes and accept my manual labor for nine years? Why do they accept my taxes but cannot accept the fact that I have human rights?
- I am not a criminal. I have nothing to be ashamed of. We are workers, mothers, human beings. We should be able to be proud of who we are.
- Hispanic Magazine (August 2007)