Wednesday, April 13, 2011
UNDOCUMENTED PROTESTERS WILL NOT BE DEPORTED
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have decided not to take action against seven demonstrators who disclosed they were in the country illegally before they were arrested on charges of blocking downtown Atlanta traffic during a protest last week against a ban on undocumented immigrants attending some Georgia public colleges. Prior to their arrest, the protesters had declared they were illegally in the country and spoke in favor of the DREAM Act, which would allow them a a path to legal status if they enrolled in college or joined the military. The seven activists were instructed to perform community service after police charged them with obstructing traffic and prohibited conduct during assembly. At least a bit of good news for a few undocumented immigrants in Georgia.