Lawyer: Detained immigrant to be deported without hearing

  • Lawyer: Detained immigrant to be deported without hearing

Lawyer: Detained immigrant to be deported without hearing

Immigration authorities detained Vargas's father and brother last month and questioned her after finding her hiding in a closet, but they released her after Vargas, who came to the USA from Argentina when she was 7-years-old, claimed she was in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Although she is a documented immigrant of long-standing, she wakes up every morning afraid that new federal policies on immigrants will result in her being hassled by over-zealous Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agents.

After speaking about her experience and the detention of her family at the news conference, Vargas left with a friend.

She eventually made a decision to speak at the news conference because, according to a friend, "She thought sharing her story might help people".

Prior to being taken by ICE, Vargas planned to move out of the state with her brother to pursue a career as a math professor.

Vargas spoke at the press conference about her hopes of amnesty for illegal immigrants now living in the country. Vargas couldn't immediately afford the $495 renewal application fee so she didn't reapply till February.

Law enforcement originally declines to detain Daniela Vargas, who was previously granted reprieve from deportation under the previous Obaba administration's program for deferred action. However, agents reportedly told Peterson that Vargas was a "visa overstay" and will be detained. "That would have been her father and mother".

"One of our concerns was that districts collect a lot of information on students and that information goes into student records that are maintained largely at the local district level, but also to a certain extent at the California Department of Education", said Rick Pratt, a consultant for the education committee of the California State Assembly.

It will now be up to a federal judge to decide if she will be deported or given any kind of relief. "ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement in compliance with federal law and agency policy".

On Feb. 15 ICE agents arrested Vargas' father and brother during a raid on their home.

The lawyers for an Argentina-born young woman who was arrested Wednesday by immigration agents are making a last-ditch effort to stop her deportation.

Kelly's memo includes reinstating the 287 (g) program as part of Trump's expanded enforcement of immigration laws.

Sen. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., tweeted, "Talking publicly about fears of deportation is not a crime and should not get someone detained #ICEraids".

"She was 7 years old at the time she came to the U.S. She didn't waive those rights, her parents waived those rights".

"Both my parents began working in poultry plants where most days the cold was unbearable".

"It could be retaliation", her lawyer, Abby Peterson, told the Huffington Post.

Many of those who turned out at the county Administration Building in Cape May Court House applauded each speaker after they took their turn at the podium. "Those like Ms. Vargas just want a better life for themselves and their families and are true believers in the American dream - they should not be pushed further into the shadows". As a DACA recipient she should be allowed to stay here. Some legal residents were deported, and even for those allowed to return to the United States, they often lost jobs due to their long absences.

Vargas, who was born in Argentina, applied to have her status as a "dreamer" renewed after she allowed it to lapse before she was detained. She figured government agents were coming for her.

"During that time, I couldn't even breathe, honestly", she told the Clarion-Ledger.

"I've had one individual yesterday". There's so much that I can bring to the table, so much, like I can even teach music, I'm an excellent trumpet player, you can ask my mom about any of that. It's unclear if the prospect of her going into hiding again motivated ICE to act when it did.

"It was chilling", Sanders said.