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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Undocumented youths arrested during immigration protest won't be deported

Here's some morning news that, considering the comments that immigration posts generate, will either warm your heart or make your blood boil.

The seven undocumented youths who were arrested last week near Georgia State University after they blocked traffic to protest the state's immigration laws won't be deported by federal officials. Via the AJC:

The Associated Press reported the seven activists were instructed to perform community service after police charged them with obstructing traffic and prohibited conduct during assembly.

Another ICE official referred The Atlanta Journal-Constitution to a speech Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made this month in Washington. In response to a question from someone in the audience, Napolitano indicated people who would qualify for the DREAM Act are not an enforcement priority for ICE. ICE officials have repeatedly said they are focusing first on deporting violent illegal immigrants.

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