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Religion's Role in Immigration

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A small church in Humboldt Park attracted national attention last year when it opened its doors for Elvira Arellano.

Arellano is an undocumented immigrant who has been living in the church with her son since August.

By doing this, she's defying a deportation order.

Nationwide, more and more religious groups are playing a key role in the immigration debate.

But what's driving this phenomenon?

Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund is a professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo who has studied this trend.

She is also the author of Korean American Evangelicals: New Models for Civic Life.

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