Immigration agents arrest 'Dreamer' in Seattle

Immigration agents arrest 'Dreamer' in Seattle

Ethan Dettmer, one of the attorneys representing Ramirez, told Reuters that his client was pressured to say that he is in a gang.

"We are hoping this detention was a mistake", Dettmer said.

"Mr. Ramirez - a self-admitted gang member - was encountered at a residence in Des Moines, Washington, during an operation targeting a prior-deported felon".

The government claims Ramirez was arrested "based on his admitted gang affiliation and risk to public safety".

During his press conference on Thursday afternoon, Trump called some Dreamers "gang members" and "drug dealers too", which Antezana saw as an effort to divide the undocumented community.

ICE said in a statement Ramirez is a "self-admitted gang member" arrested on February 10 "during an operation targeting a prior-deported felon".

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid in Atlanta.

ICE did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

An ICE spokeswoman said the agency's "sensitive location" policy was followed, which requires agents to avoid arresting people at places of worship, schools and medical facilities. "They are here illegally". So far, despite an otherwise stringent approach to immigration, President Donald Trump has not said he will rescind it. I do have a big heart. "We're fine. They didn't take anyone inside my home because we all have our proper documents", Herrera said. "If they feel like they're going to be picked up to border patrol or customs", Montoya said. Daniel denies this. His Attorneys have filed a law suit against his continued detention. Court documents do not make clear why the father was taken into custody. Although law enforcement had no warrant for Ramirez, who was asleep when officers arrived, the agents asked him "are you legally here?" and eventually detained him, according to a lawsuit Ramirez's attorneys filed challenging his ongoing detention. Medina qualified and obtained a temporary work permit under Obama's DACA program since he was brought to the country illegally as a child.

Trump, a Republican who took office on January 20, has promised a crackdown on the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, most of whom come from Mexico and other Latin American countries.

Legal experts say that unless the Trump administration revokes the program, DACA recipients should still be protected.

Earlier this week lawyers for Ramirez Median filed a lawsuit against the department of homeland security challenging his detention, prompting USA magistrate judge to order the government to formally justify his detention by Thursday morning. "To me, it's one of the most hard subjects I have", said the president in a rare admission of uncertainly.

He was brought to the USA when he was seven. Or, in other words, those who have never been charged with any crime at all but merely committed an act that could be considered criminal. The previous administration created DACA to allow undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children - or "Dreamers" - to remain in the country.

The brief states Ramirez Medina originally wrote: "I came in and the officers said I have gang affiliation with gangs so I wear an orange uniform". This includes the more than 680 arrests of immigrants made by ICE agents last weekend.

Immigrant-rights groups have said Mr. Ramirez's case suggests no illegal immigrant is safe.

Ramirez also purportedly answered yes when asked if he had ever been arrested.

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