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US-raised immigrants try to return across border

US-raised immigrants try to return across border

By Czarina Nafarrate. CREATED Sep 30, 2013

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) - Nearly three dozen young immigrants raised in the United States are donning caps and gowns in preparation for their attempted return to the U.S. at a bridge on the Texas-Mexico border.

They carry perfect English, wardrobes that made them stick out in hometowns they never really knew and hope that their protest will allow them to reconnect with families scattered across the U.S.

The 32 trying to cross at the port of entry in Laredo, Texas, Monday hope to follow in the footsteps of the so-called Dream Nine who were released pending asylum hearings in Arizona in August after spending two weeks in detention.

The group spent a week of preparatory meetings and bonding at a migrant shelter here with a view of Texas.
 
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