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UPDATE: Young immigrants protesting deportations detained at US-Mexico border

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent stands at the U.S.-Mexico border fence on February 26, 2013 in Nogales, Arizona. Various federal agencies are tasked with securing the border from drug smugglers and illegal immigration in the Tucson sector of Arizona. John Moore/Getty Images

Update Tuesday July 23:

Monday at a border entry point in Nogales, Arizona, 8 young people who were brought to the US illegally tried to re-renter the country without legal papers.

The protesters were detained at the border and are believed to be held at a detention center.  

Fronteras reporter Michel Marizco, joins the show again from the Tuscon bureau with an update.


Monday at the border, eight young immigrants are protesting the Obama administrations deportation policies in a unique way. They will cross the border into Mexico, even though the US government might not let them return. 

One of the participants is Lizbeth Mateo, who was brought to the U.S. as a child and hasn't seen her family in 15 years. 

"I know you’re going to think that I’m crazy for doing this, for leaving the U.S., for coming to Mexico," said Lizbeth Mateo said in a video she made from Oaxaca, Mexico. "But to be honest, I think it’s even crazier that I had to wait for 15 years to see my family. I did it not just for my own family, but I did it for the families that have been deported."

For more on that, we're joined by Fronteras reporter Michel Marizco, live from the pedestrian gate at the Nogales entry point. 


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