DREAMer detained by ICE moments after speaking at immigration rally

Francisco Escobar-Orellana

On Wednesday, 22-year-old Daniela Vargas spoke at a news conference in Jackson, Mississippi, about her father and brother, who'd been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials two weeks prior.

Daniela Vargas, 22, who is originally from Argentina, was detained by ICE agents who pulled over a friend's auto on a nearby freeway after she left a coalition of clergy and civil rights lawyers in Jackson, Mississippi. When she was discovered by agents, she was temporarily handcuffed and then released.

Vargas, 22, came to the USA from Argentina when she was seven years old, according to Peterson. Vargas was previously a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - often referred to as "Dreamers" - but her status had recently expired. Vargas is in the process of renewing her legal status so she can stay in the country and spoke about her experience living in MS without documentation. Vargas barricaded herself in a closet as agents burst into the family's home, Peterson said.

"You know who we are, you know what we're here for", agents said, according to The Clarion-Ledger.

A federal immigration judge will decide if she is eligible for immigration relief, the statement further read. "Subsequent to this encounter, ICE verified that Ms. Vargas does not now have approved DACA status".

Thomas Byrd, a spokesman for ICE's New Orleans field office, which oversees immigration enforcement for multiple states in the Southeast including Alabama, said he does not have state-by-state detainment statistics.

The Trump administration has yet to dismantle the DACA program, which exists at the discretion of the president.

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Still, the detention of Vargas took many, including her attorney, by surprise.

Baraka said Newark was committed to remaining a sanctuary city despite Trump's executive order threatening to cut federal funding for jurisdictions that limit communication with federal immigration officials. Not an Insider? Watch Craig Cheatham's I-Team investigation Wednesday at 6 p.m.to hear what Butler County's sheriff thinks will fix a "broken system". Elmore said she does not have a criminal record.

"If somebody commits a crime, they're going to be arrested for that crime", Baraka said.

'Why they would move forward the way they have is, honestly, mind-boggling, ' she said.

FitzSimons said that his department does not honor ICE detainers, which are requests for local law enforcement to hold people in jail longer when they're suspected of being in the country illegally.

Escobar-Orellana was arrested near his home in Hope Mills, North Carolina, during a targeted operation in conjunction with ICE Homeland Security Investigations officers.

The FOIA request on California Legislature letterhead comes on the heels of claims by the Santa Cruz Police Department that ICE officials lied about a February raid.

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