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All 13 Arrested Alabama Immigration Protesters Released

Alabama Arrested

BOB JOHNSON   11/17/11 08:11 PM ET   AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — All 13 people arrested during a protest of Alabama's tough immigration law have been released from jail.

Ten were released on $300 bond each Thursday afternoon from the city jail and left out the front door of the Montgomery Police Department chanting "undocumented, unafraid." Attorney Mike Winter says the final two were let out later.

An arrested juvenile was released Tuesday night to her parents.

They all were arrested for sitting down in the middle of the street in front of Alabama's Statehouse Tuesday.

Those arrested are mostly college students who say they came to the U.S. as children and do not have proof they are here legally.

A spokesman for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the agency hasn't lodged a detainer against any of the protesters.


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