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Youth brought to US illegally leave to test law

Posted: July 17, 2013 5:42 p.m.
Updated: July 17, 2013 5:42 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three immigrant activists who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children are planning to challenge the country's immigration laws by traveling to Mexico and then trying to get back in.

The members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance want to protest deportations carried out under the Obama administration and reaffirm their attachment to the country where they were raised.

Domenic Powell, one of the Alliance's founders, says one activist traveled to Mexico a week ago, while two others were heading there Wednesday.

The protest comes as U.S. lawmakers are debating an overhaul to the country's immigration system.

A message was left for Customs and Border Protection.

Powell declined to say where or how the activists would try to re-enter the country Monday.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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