DREAM9 Take Big Step In Fight For Asylum
The 9 undocuented immigrants who've been able to bring the hard questions to the immigration debate are a step close to coming home.
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WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department tentatively approved asylum requests for nine Mexican immigrants, including some who were living in the United States illegally but left and attempted to re-enter as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies.
Christopher Bentley, a spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said DHS ruled that the immigrants have a "credible fear" of being persecuted if they are sent back to Mexico.
"The legal threshold for credible fear is broad and low, in order to ensure that individuals who may face a `significant possibility' of persecution if removed have the opportunity to have their case heard before an immigration judge," Bentley said.