9 DREAMers detained after re-entry attempt from Mexico to U.S.

NBC Latino

Nine DREAmers attempted to cross the U.S.-Mexico Border through a legal port of entry in order to start a movement and send a message on immigration and the need for reform.

They have been detained in Nogales by U.S Customs and Border Protection officials since Monday evening.

According to the Associated Press, Margo Cowan the lawyer of the group said that they are seeking humanitarian parole and if that plea were to be rejected they will apply for asylum.

“On Monday, I walked into a port of entry in Nogales, Mexico with seven other Dreamers and asked the Obama administration to use its discretion to allow us to return to the United States. As you read this, I may be in a detention center,” wrote Lizbeth Mateo in a blog post on the Huffington Post website.

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