Nine young people who claimed asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border were granted parole on Wednesday, and released from an immigration detention center in Arizona.
The "Dream 9" crossed the border in late July as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies. While in detention, these young people organized other detainees and documented conditions. They also launched a hunger strike and one member of their group was reportedly placed in solitary confinement.
Their broader message: Any immigration reform bill should recognize the people who've been deported, most of whom have been non-criminals or people who committed low-level offenses.