Dream 9 Are Out!

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By admin August 8, 2013 23:08

Dream 9 Are Out!

Mexico US Immigrant YouthTUCSON, Ariz. — Nine activists arrested after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. in protest of American immigration policy were released Wednesday from federal custody in Arizona.

The National Immigrant Youth Alliance announced that the so-called “Dream 9” were freed from the Eloy Detention Center.

They were arrested July 22 in Nogales, Ariz., as they tried to call attention to hundreds of thousands who have been deported during President Barack Obama’s administration.

Earlier this week, the Homeland Security Department tentatively approved asylum requests for the nine immigrants. The department ruled the nine have a “credible fear” of being persecuted if they are sent back to Mexico.

An immigration judge will have the final say on whether they can remain permanently in the U.S., but such a ruling could take years.

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