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ICE Releases Undocumented Immigrants into the Valley

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Posted: Apr 7, 2013 10:04 PM

Updated: Aug 1, 2013 1:09 PM

BROWNSVILLE- At least 12 undocumented immigrants once detained by federal authorities are now being released in the Rio Grande Valley. Several undocumented immigrants were found at Brownsville's bus terminal Sunday.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS spoke with some of the undocumented immigrants at the terminal. They said they were from countries like Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

ICE agents detained them for a few days before dropping them off at the bus depot.

"They gave me an immigration permit to travel where I needed to go. I have 30 days to see a lawyer and fix my immigration papers. If I have signed an order for deportation, I won't be stopped," said one of the undocumented immigrants.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS is working to get information as to why these undocumented immigrants were released. In the past, ICE has flown undocumented immigrants back to their native country.

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