15th February 2017
According to Reuters, Daniel Ramirez Medina was brought to the United States as a child and granted quasi-legal status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The previous administration created DACA to allow undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children — or “Dreamers” — to remain in the country.
Immigration officials apprehended and detained Ramirez on Friday. One of the attorney’s representing Ramirez — Ethan Dettmer, a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher — told Reuters that his client is likely the first DACA recipient detained under the Trump administration.
But not the last, presumably.
“ICE officers took Mr Ramirez into custody based on his admitted gang affiliation and risk to public safety,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman, Rose Richeson, said in a statement to Reuters.
In any event, if he’s here illegally, kick his ass out.
“Daniel must be given his freedom, now. Donald Trump’s executive orders have made everyone a priority for deportation. Under Trump’s America, no one is safe. Donald Trump and Republicans must say in no uncertain terms that DACA recipients are safe,” Greisa Martinez, the advocacy director of the pro-amnesty group United We Dream, said in a statement.
Well, the people who are here legally are safe. Why do activists always lie so blatantly? (And why are ‘activists’ always such ugly people? Where is Natural Selection when you really need it?)