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'Dream 9' Released From Immigration Detention
Nine activists arrested after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. in protest of American immigration policy were released Wednesday from federal custody in Arizona.
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FILE - In this July 22, 2013 file photo, immigration rights activists, wearing their school graduation caps and gowns to show their desire to finish school in the U.S., march with linked arms to the U.S. port of entry where they planned to request humanitarian parole in Nogales, Mexico. The activists, known as the "Dream 9," were later arrested after attempting to cross the border. They were released from federal custody in Arizona on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Samantha Sais, File)

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Immigration rights activist Lulu Martinez is handcuffed and led into a van by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Nogales, Ariz., on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was detained with seven other activists from various states who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Perla Trevizo) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Immigration rights activist Lizbeth Mateo, 29, center, waits her turn to try and re-enter the United States through the Morley Gate Port of Entry from Nogales, Sonora, to Nogales, Ariz, on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was detained with seven other activists from various states who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Immigration rights activists Marco Saavedra, 23, front, and Luis Leon, 20, in back, are handcuffed and led into a van by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents in Nogales, Ariz., on Monday, July 22, 2013. They were among the eight activists from various states who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Nick Oza) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES
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People gather in support of immigration rights activists from various states who were detained after asking to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies, Monday, July 22, 2013 in Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Nick Oza) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

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Lailani Clark, 24, screams out in support of immigration rights activists from various states who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies, Monday, July 22, 2013 in Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Nick Oza) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

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Immigration rights activist Maria Peniche, 22, cries while she talks to her family, saying "I love you guys," before she joined a group of eight activists from various states who were detained after asking to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies, Monday, July 22, 2013 in Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Nick Oza) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

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Immigration rights activist Lulu Martinez, 23, waits with seven other activists who tried to cross from Nogales, Sonora to U.S. Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., Monday, July 22, 2013 in Nogales, Ariz. Customs and Border Protection officials detained eight activists Monday after they filed applications for humanitarian parole at the Nogales border crossing to try to return to the United States. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Nick Oza) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2013 photo, detained Mexican immigrant Maria Peniche poses for a portrait inside the Eloy Detention Center in Eloy, Ariz. Peniche and eight other activists arrested after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. in protest of American immigration policy were released Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, from federal custody in Arizona. (AP Photo/Nick Oza, File)

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Maria Peniche, 22, draws a sketch of a detention cell as she explains she was segregated from other detainees into this area after chanting and passing information to other women at the Eloy Detention Center in Eloy, Arizona, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. The Homeland Security Department took the highly unusual step of tentatively approved asylum requests for nine Mexican immigrants, including Peniche, who left the U.S. and attempted to re-enter as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies. An immigration judge will have the final say whether they can remain permanently in the United States, but such a ruling could take years. (AP Photo/Nick Oza)

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Liliana Ruiz, center below, chants into a megaphone, as supporters cheer on the eight immigration rights activists who were detained at the Morley Gate Port of Entry while try to cross into the U.S. from Nogales, Sonora, on Monday, July 23, 2013 in Nogales, Ariz. on Monday, July 22, 2013. U.S. authorities have detained eight activists who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Luis Leon, second from left, shouts out as he lines up with fellow activists to attempt to enter the Unites States through the Morley Gate Port of Entry from Nogales, Sonora, into Nogales, Ariz. on Monday, July 22, 2013. U.S. authorities have detained eight activists who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; PAC-12 OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

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Detained Mexican immigrant Maria Peniche poses for a portrait with the gesture of "Rosie the riveter" inside the Eloy Detention Center in Eloy, Arizona, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. The Homeland Security Department took the highly unusual step of tentatively approved asylum requests for nine Mexican immigrants, including Peniche, who left the U.S. and attempted to re-enter as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies. Peniche, 22, said she felt like Rosie the riveter, the face of a campaign by the U.S. government to recruit female workers during World War II. (AP Photo/Nick Oza)
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'Dream 9' Released From Immigration Detention

Nine activists arrested after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. in protest of American immigration policy were released Wednesday from federal custody in Arizona.

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