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9 Actions By DREAMers That Have Advanced Immigration Reform

TO GO WITH FILE INM EEUU-DREAM ACT - FILE -  In this file photo taken Aug. 24, 2011, undocumented student Alma Castrejon, ori
TO GO WITH FILE INM EEUU-DREAM ACT - FILE - In this file photo taken Aug. 24, 2011, undocumented student Alma Castrejon, originally from Mexico, who has two college degrees but is unable to work, joins other undocumented students and community members protesting outside the Unites States Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices calling for the termination of the "Secure Communities Program" in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

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.

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