Facing Deportation, Activist Says He Has No Regrets

EL PASO — Even before a judge confirmed Wednesday what Edgar Torres Hernandez knew was coming — that he would soon be deported to Mexico — Torres remained confident that his controversial actions were the right thing to do.

In September, Torres joined the so-called DREAM 34, a group of deported undocumented immigrants who had once lived in the U.S and marched to the Laredo port of entry to say U.S. immigration policies are unfair and to seek political asylum. Some, like Torres, were detained, while others were interviewed and subsequently released.

Critics, including some immigration attorneys and DREAMers in the ...

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