NATIONAL—This is an update from the National Immigrant Youth Alliance on the status of the Dreamers who were detained yesterday at the Nogales Port of Entry:
The Dreamers were taken to Florence Detention Center late last night. They were moved to Eloy Detention Center this morning due to a lack of bed space. They are in high spirits and are making plans to organize inside the detention center. A ninth Dreamer was taken with the group to Eloy; biographical information on the ninth is forthcoming.
We are urging our supporters to call their representatives and ask them to support the Dreamers trying to come home. We have also launched a petition asking the Obama Administration to allow them to home home: http://action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome
The ICE Principal Legal Advisor Peter Vincent can be reached for comment at 202.732.5000.