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immigration activist arellano allowed to remain in united states for another year

bergin said arellano met the "credible fear test," which qualified her to seek asylum. she was granted parole to await a hearing, he said. last year, he asked ice to extend that parole for a year while she continued to wait. he will ask for another extension on wednesday."she's actually in good shape because she filed for political asylum and they still have not dealt with that," he said. "there's nothing they can do to her because that's all pending."still, bergin concedes that because the rules are changing, nothing is guaranteed. arellano is not worried. previous check-ins have gone smoothly, she said. after every check-in, she has been able to renew her work permit and continue building a life in the u.s.right now, arellano, who has a legal work permit, holds down two jobs — one preparing food at a puerto rican restaurant and another delivering the chicago tribune at dawn. emiliano's father and saul, who is set to graduate from high school in june, also work several jobs to help make ends meet. only english is spoken at home with emiliano, and so she is slowly learning the language herself.but on a recent sunday, arellano stepped to the pulpit of lincoln united methodist church in pilsen and delivered a stirring rallying cry in spanish. she urged mexican nationals in the pews to vote in that country's 2018 election to affect change."right now in (mexico) there's also a political change," she said. "now we're given the opportunity here as mexicans to vote...