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Pat Perez
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3:31pm
Mon Mar 28, 2011

Police, Legislators Speak Out Against Immigrant Deportation Program (VIDEO)

It's ironic that a pregnant Susana Chinchilla was turned away from the Thompson Center because she didn't have a valid I.D. Chinchilla, a Salvadoran who is facing deportation, was supposed to speak at a press conference in the 15th floor Blue Room to support an upcoming bill that will reform the controversial "Secure Communities" federal immigration program. But Chinchilla never got upstairs. She is a mom from South Holland who was arrested for allegedly running a stop sign on her way to buy medicine for her sick 3-year-old son who is a U.S. citizen.