LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A lawyer says eight of the 34 people who presented themselves to immigration officials at the Texas-Mexico border without legal documents on Monday have been released from custody.
Attorney David Bennion says that seven, including four minors and three parents, were released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Laredo around noon Tuesday. He said they were paroled from removal for one year after requesting asylum and would appear before immigration judges in the coming months.
A Honduran woman whom the group had met in the immigrant shelter where they were staying in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, was also released late Monday night. She was trying to enter the U.S. to get medical help for her 4-year-old daughter who is a U.S. citizen and has cerebral palsy.