Homeland Security To Allow DREAMers Pursuit of Asylum

The group of activists attempted to reenter the U.S. at the Nogales, Arizona trying to protest the thousands of people who have been deported under the Obama administration but they were arrested and have been in federal custody ever since.

An immigration judge will decide whether or not “DREAM 9” will be allowed to stay in U.S. In order for a person to seek political asylum they need to prove “that he or she belongs to a race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion,” according to Citizenship and Immigration Services guidelines.

Until an immigration judge is able to hear their case, it is most likely they will be released from detention in Arizona and could be eligible to apply for work permits in the future.