- The Washington Times - Friday, April 17, 2009

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About a dozen U.S.-born children of deported immigrants are hoping to catch President Barack Obama’s attention during his visit to Mexico’s capital.

The children have given a letter to the U.S. Embassy asking the president to stop deportations of Mexican immigrants.

They gathered outside the embassy Thursday as Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Among them was 12-year-old Saul Arellano, the son of a woman who holed up for a year in a Chicago church before being deported in 2007.

Talks on immigration reform are likely to start this year but are not at the top of Obama’s agenda.

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