ICE Officers Arrest "Dreamer" After She Speaks Out About Immigrant Rights

March 3, 2017

 

 

Yesterday ICE officers arrested and detained a 22-year old immigrant from Argentina after she talked in a news conference about immigrant rights. Her name is Daniela Vargas and she is a “dreamer” — which means she was brought into the country illegally as a child by her family.

 

The family came from Argentina on a visitor’s visa, which only lasted 3 months —  and stayed past the visa and has lived “illegally” in Mississippi since. 

 

Daniela had legal status to be in America because of her dreamer/DACA visa, and was supposed to keep her status as a dreamer by re-applying for an extension in her visa — but she missed the deadline last November. She said didn’t have the $495 for the application fee at the time — but have applied/paid the fee a few weeks ago. 

 

Two weeks ago, her father and brother was arrested by ICE officers at their home in Mississippi. She decided to do a news conference yesterday to speak out against immigration raids/deportations. After she left the conference (drove away in her car) — two law enforcement cars pulled her over, handcuffed her, and she is now detained. 

 

ICE said Daniela overstayed her dreamer/DACA visa and that’s why she is detained. Daniela’s lawyers hope she will be released and then appear before a federal immigration judge to decide if she will be exempt from deportation and allowed to stay.

 

This is a hot issue because of Daniela’s status as a dreamer/DACA — a category in which Trump said the government would be “easy” on — and because it appears she was targeted by ICE officers since she spoke out at a news conference. 

 

ICE has said her visa did lapse, and it appears the ICE is very serious about any lapses in visas, even if they are dreamers. 

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/02/ice-nabs-young-dreamer-applicant-after-she-speaks-out-at-a-news-conference/?utm_term=.d465841323c0

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