A group of Mexican-born nationals known as DREAM 9 will be allowed to seek political asylum in the United States.
DREAM 9, is a group of nine who were born in Mexico but brought to the United States illegally when they were children and have cited fear of persecution if they are forced to return to Mexico.
Christopher Bentley, a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said DHS ruled that the immigrants have a "credible fear" of being persecuted if they are sent back to Mexico, according to Fox News Latino.
"The legal threshold for credible fear is broad and low, in order to ensure that individuals who may face a 'significant possibility' of persecution if removed have the opportunity to have their case heard before an immigration judge," Bentley said.