Thursday, March 2, 2017

Authorities Arrest 22-Year-Old Dreamer After She Speaks To Media

 “I feel like I am an American,” Daniela Vargas said.

By Dana Liebelson and Elise Foley, Huffington Post
March 1, 2017
WASHINGTON ― Federal immigration authorities arrested a 22-year-old woman in Jackson,
Mississippi, on Wednesday shortly after she spoke to the media about the detention of her family. Law enforcement had initially declined to arrest Daniela Vargas, who was previously granted deportation reprieve under the Obama administration’s deferred action program.

On Feb. 15, Vargas was half-asleep at home when Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents came for her family. Her father, a house painter, kissed her goodbye on his way to work and was apprehended in the driveway, Vargas told The Huffington Post last week. She says she never saw her brother, a construction worker who was also detained.

Vargas’ family came to the U.S. from Argentina over 15 years ago. She’d previously had protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program now has an uncertain future under President Donald Trump.[…]

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The Politics of Immigration: Questions & Answers said...

ICE now threatening to deport Daniela Vargas without a hearing.

You can sign a petition demanding her release.