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Seattle DACA 'Dreamer' Arrested By ICE Report

The first case of many?

Ramirez had work authorization under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by former President Barack Obama's administration.

The Latest on the case of a Seattle area man taken into custody who brought to the US illegally as a child but protected from deportation by former President Barack Obama's administration.

Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the so-called Dreamers, many of whom have grown up in the United States and know no other country.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday said that 75 percent of the people detained last week in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids were "criminal aliens".

ICE spokeswoman Rose Richeson defended Ramirez's detention, telling NPR he is a "self-admitted gang member".

Since his election, president Trump has sent mixed messages about how his administration will treat DACA recipients. When the ICE agents entered the home, they asked Mr. Ramirez, "Are you legally here?"

The complaint filed by his attorneys says: "Mr. Ramirez was taken into custody by several ICE agents at or around 9 a.m. PST on Friday, February, 10, 2017". There will be a hearing on Friday. "Yet, they shipped him to the detention center in Tacoma".

The Seattle Times reports that "Medina's attorney, Mark Rosenbaum, said his client "unequivocally denies being in a gang" and said "he was repeatedly pressured" by ICE to 'falsely admit affiliation.'" Rosenbaum characterized ICE's statement to the contrary as "inaccurate".

Democrats have raised concerns over Mr Ramirez's situation, and called for his release. We are in contact with ICE for clarification of this detention. Ramirez had recently moved to Washington from California, where he had attended school, and he has a 3-year-old son, who is a US citizen.

"But President Trump's executive orders have taken a very expansive view of the term 'criminal, ' applying it in ways not seen before", she said.

Pictured: A worker shuts a gate at the privately-run Tacoma Northwest Detention Center which houses U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.

"The agents who arrested and questioned Mr. Ramirez were aware that he was a DACA recipient", the petitions reads, "yet they informed him that he would be arrested, detained, and deported anyway because he was 'not born in this country'".

The Feb. 13 suit, filed in Seattle federal court, claims violation of Ramirez's rights to due process and to be free from unlawful seizure.

"Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law, ensure that their privacy policies exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act regarding personally identifiable information."



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