[ View the story "#Dream30 detained after public border crossing" on Storify] #Dream30 detained after public border crossing A group of undocumented immigrants crossed the US-Mexico border to protest deportation policy.
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It remains unclear whether the group will be released, deported or held for an extended amount of time. Many profiles are using the hashtags
to share any new updates.
#Dream30 still detained, still being processed. Have not been transferred yet. #BringThemHome!Elisa
#Dream30 have been detained. Still no info on whether they'll be released or deported. #BringThemHome!!Elisa
Activist leaders reported that U.S. immigration officials were anticipating today's action.
"Eloy detention center is already cleaning up the pods in anticipation of #BringThemHome action" via detainees who called @dreamactPrerna P. Lal
Prior to the border action, Instagram users shared images of the Dream 30's preparations.
Today they're going home #dream30 #bringthemhomeeileentruax
Last minutes before going home #dream30 #bringthemhomeeileentruax
the border crossing. The Dream 30 chanted "undocumented, unafraid" and "Where are we going? Home!" as they attempted to enter the US.
Bring Them HomeTheNIYA
The #Dream30 chant "Let's go home!" http://bit.ly/19dpWi8 #BringThemHome http://twitter.com/TheTinaVasquez/status/384755267725819904/photo/1Tina Vasquez
"Where are you going home to?" NY, Chicago, Cali, Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston!! #Dream30 #BringThemHomeJill Anderson
Friends and loved ones of the Dream 30 watched the border action take place.
Tearing up seeing my friend Raul about to cross #BringThemHome #Dream30 @TheNIYAMarisol Ramos
#Dream30 are crossing the Bridge as family in Georgia watches them come home. #BringThemHomeDulce Guerrero
One reporter at the crossing took a picture of one of the Dream 30's fathers, saying,
"Don Juan, Marco's dad, came from Dallas to support him. #dream30 #bringthemhome @ International Bridge."
Don Juan, papá de Marco, vino de Dallas para apoyarlo #dream30 #bringthemhome @ Puente Internacional I instagram.com/p/e5e4z4OemT/Eileen Truax
Many on Twitter expressed support for the activists.
With bravery, courage, and sheer guts it takes to do this action, the #DREAM30 are the new heroes of our movement. #TimeIsNow #BringThemHomeLeo Murrieta
We cross borders for love, to be with our loved ones. My blessings and support for #Dream30. #Bringthemhome #Not1MoreElizabeth Lara
No human being is illegal. #BringThemHome #Dream30Tina Vasquez
Some advocates of immigration reform disagreed.
@latinorebels @tedhesson @jorgeramosnews in the end they where brought here illegally. And crossing back the same way is not a step forwardDiana Bermudez
Its easy to forget folks who were either forcibly or self deported, #dream30 #BringThemHome effectively disrupts stalled #immigration debateMarisol Ramos
, the Dream 30 includes minors among the crossers, the youngest of whom are 13-year-old Ingrid Gallegos and her 16-year-old sister, Jessica. Some expressed concern about the involvement of children in the border action, citing dangerous conditions in immigration detention centers and complications the action would place on their status.
.@dcbennion Do you sanction presenting minors to border jails given this report by one of your own advocates? http://twitter.com/susanpai/status/384682331266883584/photo/1Susan Pai
The hypocrisy inherent in electing a young child to be thrust into these deplorable circumstances, separating her from her family, in order to use her as their tool to make a statement against separating families is sickening.tucsoncitizen.com
@stephenanuno @aurabogado @ricardonotes @susanpai Has a preliminary app 4 parole been filed?Its unconscionable 2send minors in2 ICE custodyDavid Leopold
One journalist covering the border action countered that parole applications for the minors were filed in advance of the crossing.
@DavidLeopold @stephenanuno @aurabogado @ricardonotes @susanpai The attorney filed the applications last friday for all. I wrote about itPilar Marrero
The Dream 30's border action is a larger follow-up to the Dream 9's attempted crossing last month. Currently the Dream 9 are
before immigration judges for asylum claims. Statistically, both the Dream 9 and Dream 30 have little chance at being granted asylum, as applications from Mexican nationals have a less than 1% approval rate.