NEW YORK (AP) - Immigration authorities have freed a Mexican husband and wife who were arrested when they tried to visit their pregnant daughter at an Army fort in upstate New York.
The couple's Brooklyn family paid a $20,000 bond to gain their release after 19 days in detention. They are now awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge.
Concepción and Margarito Silva were arrested July 4 after trying to make a holiday visit to their daughter and enlisted-son in law at Fort Drum near Watertown. They were released Monday.
The couple lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years without authorization.
In a video posted online by the activist group Make the Road New York, Concepción Silva says she was looking forward to seeing her children and grandchildren again.
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