First 'Dreamer' protected by Obama's DACA order arrested in Trump immigration raid

First 'Dreamer' protected by Obama's DACA order arrested in Trump immigration raid

First 'Dreamer' protected by Obama's DACA order arrested in Trump immigration raid

A man brought to the USA from Mexico as a child is being detained by immigration authorities despite having been granted a work permit under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan, Fusion reports.

DACA benefits young immigrants brought to the minors, without authorization, which means, in most cases, their parents are undocumented.

Ramirez, 23, was arrested Friday by immigration enforcement agents near Seattle in the northwestern state of Washington.

His petition, obtained by The Stranger, notes that DHS maintains a toll-free "Law Enforcement Support Center Hotline" for DACA holders who believe they have been unlawfully arrested.

A Mexican man who was seven-years-old when he illegally moved to the USA has been arrested and detained, despite holding a valid work permit.

That was dismissed by Mark Rosenbaum, one of Ramirez's lawyers, who said Ramirez "unequivocally denies being in a gang" and is the victim of a witch-hunt.

Ramirez's detention may be the first arrest of an immigrant covered by Obama's program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to the immigrant's lawyers.

During the Obama administration, ICE agents generally arrested wanted immigration fugitives and convicted criminals.

In a statement, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the country should not waste time and resources on deporting law-abiding members of communities.

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USA immigration officers last week arrested more than 680 people in the country illegally. They tell CNN that the detention occurred while they were serving an arrest warrant for Ramirez's father.

Ramirez-Medina, who is being held in Tacoma, challenged his detention a Seattle court, saying that his Fourth Amendment Rights had been violated, Fox News reported. The government granted him a DACA card in 2014 and renewed it in 2016, finding that he was no threat to public safety. But despite his reassurances, activists and attorneys have expressed concern that he would roll back the DACA program and potentially use information from it to deport the almost 750,000 young people who have enrolled since Obama created it in 2012.

Trump campaigned on the progress to halt undocumented immigration, particularly from Mexico, and to roll back Obama-era programs that provide amnesty to immigrants already living in the country.

"We're sincerely hoping that this is a mistake and it's going to be rectified", Dettmer said.

His arrest is the first involving recipients of DACA.

"They are here illegally". They shouldn't be very anxious. In my heart, I knew that today was different than in the past. "We're going to have a very strong border", Trump said. There will be a hearing on Friday.

"We can not faithfully execute the immigration laws of the United States if we exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement", the order states.

Ramirez in his lawsuit is seeking his immediate release and an injunction forbidding the government from arresting him again.

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