Mexico Vows to Support DACA Dreamer Detained by Trump

Protestors against deportation and immigration raids close off a section of Aliso Street in downtown L.A. on Feb. 9 2017

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is responding to the detention of a 23-year-old man in the USA illegally but covered by DACA, the executive order implement by President Obama which provides deferred deportation action of immigrants who entered the US illegally as children.

"Mr. Ramirez's unprecedented and unjustified detention violates the United States Constitution and the promise made to him that he could live and work in this country without being subject to arrest and deportation exclusively as a result of his immigration status", Ramirez's lawyers write in the complaint.

Trump hasn't canceled the DACA program - yet.

However, according to a Monday court filing by his lawyers, the agents told him that even though he was a DACA recipient 'he would be arrested, detained, and deported anyway, because he was not "born in this country"'.

A 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the USA illegally at the age of seven has been arrested and detained, despite having a valid work permit. "We're fine. They didn't take anyone inside my home because we all have our proper documents", Herrera said.

"While ICE has not provided an explanation of why they detained this young man, we do not want to create unwarranted concern", the organization said. "This case should not see the inside of a courtroom", Rosenbaum reportedly said.

Attorneys for Ramirez Medina are demanding his release.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued an urgent fraud alert on Thursday, warning immigrant communities in the state about reports of fraudsters impersonating Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to intimidate immigrants and demand money.

Ramirez-Medina is now awaiting removal proceedings before an immigration judge with the Justice Department's Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Ramirez's arrest last week has thrust him into a national debate over the immigration priorities of President Donald Trump.

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"This case illustrates the work ICE fugitive operations teams perform every day across the country to remove public safety threats from our communities when they encounter them".

Trump campaigned on a promise to roll back Obama's executive actions on immigration, but since assuming office he has kept his public comments on DACA vague.

Talking about DACA last month in an interview with ABC News, Trump said his administration was formulating a policy on how to deal with people covered under the program.

"They are here illegally". I do have a big heart. He most recently stated in December, "We're going to work something out that's going to make people happy and proud". "If they feel like they're going to be picked up to border patrol or customs", Montoya said.

Under DACA, the government collected information including participants' addresses that potentially could be used to locate and deport them if the program is reversed. A Washington State Patrol trooper said Ramirez went 5 miles over the speed limit in Thurston County, and Ramirez listed an Olympia address.

The complaint says Ramirez was twice granted DACA status and therefore determined to pose no threat to national security or public safety. He moved with his 3-year-old son to join his father in search of better economic opportunities, according to his lawyers.

Ramirez, in his petition, has asked for his immediate release and an injunction forbidding the government from arresting him again.

A hearing in Ramirez's case is set for the morning of February 17 before Magistrate Judge James P. Donohue of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

"While the actions themselves follow the kinds of pattern that ICE has been using for a lot of years, the number of people who fit the kind of criteria they're looking for is much much larger than it has been in the past", Barber says.

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