5 Indiana immigration protesters won't be deported

AP News
Posted: May 11, 2011 10:04 PM
5 Indiana immigration protesters won't be deported

Immigration officials say five illegal immigrants arrested during a protest at Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' office won't be deported.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Wednesday that it had determined it "was not the best use of the agency's resources" to try to deport them. The Indianapolis Star says the five appeared Wednesday in a Marion County court for a hearing on criminal trespass charges. They're all out on bond.

The five were part of group of protesters who sought to talk to Daniels about two immigration bills the Republican governor signed Tuesday.

The protest was similar to others staged recently in other states to draw attention to young adults who grew up in the U.S. after their parents brought them to the country as children.