DREAMers Who Voluntarily Left U.S. Arrested When Trying to Return

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Eight DREAMers, who left the United States to travel to Mexico, were detained on Monday upon trying to return to the states.

According to Fox News Latino, the undocumented activists left the U.S. in order to draw attention to the rise in deportations which have been carried out under the Obama administration.

The group of DREAMers were arrested when they reached the border at Nogales, AZ, and asked to be allowed back in on "humanitarian grounds."

Customs and Border Protection officials declined to comment on the specific case, but did say that under the current immigration law, all those seeking to be admitted back to the states must bear the burden of proof to establish their eligibility to enter the country.

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