Eight "Dreamers" wearing their school graduation caps and gowns to show their desire to finish school in the U.S., march with linked arms to the U.S. port of entry where they planned to request humanitarian parole, in Nogales, Mexico, Monday, July 22, 2013. U.S. border officials later detained the group who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against the country’s immigration policies. (AP Photo/Samantha Sais)
Two weeks ago, at a border entry point in Nogales, Arizona, nine young people — now known as the Dream 9 — tried to re-renter the country without legal papers.
They had been brought to the U.S. as children but had crossed the border to protest the Obama administration's deportation policies. They've been detained ever since, but by yesterday afternoon, immigration asylum officers found that all 9 had valid reasons to seek asylum in this country.
Fronteras reporter Michel Marizco joined us to talk about the Dreamers current situation.