CNN, Reuters, the New York Times, and others were on the case immediately.
US immigration officials have detained a 23-year-old man from Washington state, who was authorized to remain in the country under a program established by the Obama administration.
The man, Daniel Ramirez Medina, has twice been granted deferred action and employment authorization under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, his lawyers said. The program, announced in 2012, is meant to temporarily shield qualified individuals from deportation.
The case raises questions about what it could mean for Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. Ramirez came to the US from Mexico when he was 7 years old and became a DACA recipient in 2014 and renewed in 2016, according to court papers filed by his attorneys.
Immigration rights groups say they believe this may be the first time a Dreamer has been arrested without cause.Nooooooo!
U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court.
The man's lawyers say this could be the first time under U.S. President Donald Trump that a person covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has been taken into immigration custody. The program was established in 2012 by Democratic President Barack Obama to allow those brought to the country while young to attend school and work.
From the New York Times:
More than two years ago, Daniel Ramirez Medina, an unauthorized immigrant, applied for a special program created under the Obama administration that would allow him to stay and work in the United States.
But on Friday morning, when federal immigration agents showed up at his home in Seattle to detain his father, they took Mr. Ramirez, 23, as well. His lawyers have now sued the federal government, arguing that he is being held in custody unconstitutionally, in an “unprecedented and unjustified” case.
“This is a clear violation of his rights,” said Mark Rosenbaum, a lawyer with Public Counsel, a pro bono law firm, who helped file the case on Monday in Federal District Court in Seattle. “There was a solemn promise from the executive branch that they would be protected. People have staked their lives and well-being on that promise.”What was that mean racist, sexist, xenophobic Hitler up to? Who does he think he is enforcing the law like that?
From Franco Ordoñez of McClatchy newspapers:
DHS says ‘Dreamer’ arrested in Trump immigration raid was gang member
A young immigrant protected from deportation under an executive order issued by President Barack Obama because he’d been brought into the country as a child faces deportation following sweeping raids launched by the Trump administration.
Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal record, was taken into custody in Seattle as part of last week’s raids that led to the arrest of 680 people, 75 percent of whom, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Monday, had been convicted of a crime.So it wasn't some innocent child (albeit a 23-year-old "child") who was picked up but a hoodlum. A gangbanger.
To be fair, the New York Times article mentioned this -- in Paragraph Nine.
That was misleading and so imbalanced that it serves only as more anti-Trump, anti-American propaganda.
The real story is not all the "Dreamers" are good guys who deserve to be here.
Just shine the damned light, media, and the people will find their way.
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