Skip to comments.Immigrants self-deport to Mexico, then ask to cross into U.S.
Posted on 07/22/2013 8:00:06 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
NOGALES, Ariz. Chanting, Undocumented, unafraid, three young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children staged an unorthodox and risky demonstration at the U.S.-Mexico border to protest U.S. deportation policies and call for immigration reform.
The three traveled to Mexico in recent weeks and on Monday walked up to the border crossing here and asked to be let into the United States. By early Monday afternoon, they were being interviewed by immigration authorities. It was unclear how long the interviews would last or how authorities would respond.
The action was organized by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, an activist group, and the immigrants were accompanied by an attorney. They planned to ask for humanitarian parole, which would allow them entry into the country and, failing that, asylum.
The three Lizbeth Mateo, Lulu Martinez and Marco Saavedra were joined by four other young immigrants who had gone south of the border not to make a political statement but because living conditions in the United States had compelled them to return to Mexico. A fifth woman who joined the group had been deported from Kansas.
Early Monday, the eight-person group gathered at a restaurant in Nogales, Mexico, and prepared to present themselves to U.S. immigration authorities. Im just really excited that the day is finally here, Martinez said as she signed pages and pages of documents for her humanitarian parole application.
Martinez, 24, attends the University of Illinois in Chicago. Were ready to go back home, she said.
Members of faith groups advocating immigration reform accompanied the immigrants. Before they left the restaurant for the Morley Port of Entry, someone said a prayer: We pray that you will open the gates, just like you did with the Red Sea.
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The illegal aliens don’t even have any respect for America these days. They mock America and Americans like THEY are some kind of super, superpower. Thanks Barry and the ‘RATS for turning my country into a two bit banana republic.
The action was organized by the National Ignorant Youth...
And we’re told to be compassionate to these illegals who flagrantly break our laws!!