Immigrant activists await word on parole - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Immigrant activists await word on parole

Posted: Updated:

By BRIAN SKOLOFF
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - Nine activists in federal custody in Arizona for more than a week after attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the U.S. in protest of American immigration policy are now awaiting word on whether they'll be granted asylum.

Domenic Powell, a spokesman with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, says the group is awaiting formal notification on their applications for humanitarian parole but is also seeking asylum based on "credible fear" of persecution should they return to Mexico.

Should asylum be considered, the group may be released into the U.S. temporarily pending hearings before an immigration judge on their ability to remain.

The group crossed the border in Nogales last week trying to call attention to hundreds of thousands who have been deported during President Barack Obama's time in the White House.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices