Immigration activists released from custody

Published: Aug. 7, 2013 at 8:46 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:21 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Nine immigration activists arrested at the Nogales border last month have been released from and Eloy prison, according to the activists' Facebook page.

The federal government approved asylum requests Tuesday for the so-called "Dream Nine," student protestors detained when they tried to cross into the United States from Mexico.

Organizers said it was a test of the Obama Administration's deportation policy on young illegal immigrants.

A judge will determine whether or not they can stay in the U.S.

They arrived at the Tucson Greyhound Station around 4:30 p.m.

"It's amazing. I feel so much freedom and I already feel that I can be myself and not feel afraid," one Dream Nine member told Tucson News Now.

Kevin Adger is at the Tucson Greyhound Station where the "Dreamers" have arrived. Look for his live report on KOLD News 13 at 6 p.m.

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