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POLITICS ICE Agents Arrest Young Mexican Immigrant Covered By Obama’s DACA Program

February 15, 2017

huffingtonpost – excerpt

“It doesn’t matter, because you weren’t born in this country,” one of the agents reportedly said when Daniel Ramirez Medina disclosed his work permit.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child but later 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.

Ethan Dettmer, a partner in the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and one of the lawyers representing the man, Daniel Ramirez Medina, said he is not aware of any other DACA recipient who has been arrested… (more)

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