Saturday, July 27, 2013

'DREAM 9' supporters call for humanitarian parole (with video)

Steve Palm-Houser, Examiner
July 27, 2013

As nine deported immigration reform activists remain in custody at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona this week, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) has been organizing vigils around the country to call for humanitarian parole for the detainees — known as the "DREAM 9" in social media — which would give them temporary legal residence status.

The DREAM 9 were taken into custody on Monday when they attempted to re-enter the United States at the Nogales, Arizona port of entry. Three of the detainees — Lizbeth Mateo, Marco Saavedra and Lulu Martinez — self-deported last week and re-entered the U.S. with the other six in order to test the Obama administration's policy on deported immigrants. [...]

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