Activist Immigrants Hurting Their Cause, Lawyer Says

EL PASO — Activist immigrants who were deported or returned to Mexico of their own accord and then returned to U.S. ports of entry seeking asylum as a means of legal entry are hurting the cases of asylum-seekers with legitimate claims of fear, said a top immigration lawyer along the border.

Carlos Spector, who represents more than 100 Mexican families seeking asylum, said Monday that the tactics of groups like the DREAM 9 in Arizona or the DREAM 34 in Texas betray the cause of comprehensive immigration reform that they seek to champion.

“Both groups did not consult the work ...

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