It’s too early to celebrate yet, but for those supporting the American worker over the illegal alien, there is good news.
It appears that the first effort to expel a so-called Dreamer has taken place in the U.S. state of Washington. A young Mexican male gang member has been detained, but not deported yet.
U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court.
The man’s lawyers say this could be the first time under U.S. President Donald Trump that a person covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has been taken into immigration custody. The program was established in 2012 by Democratic President Barack Obama to allow those brought to the country while young to attend school and work.
Ethan Dettmer, a partner in the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and one of the lawyers representing the man, Daniel Ramirez Medina, said he is not aware of any other DACA recipient who has been arrested.
“We are hoping this detention was a mistake,” he added.
Ramirez was a “self-admitted gang member,” said Rose Richeson, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), in a statement.
“ICE officers took Mr Ramirez into custody based on his admitted gang affiliation and risk to public safety.”
It’s very clear that the lawyers for muh Mexican are going to be arguing before liberal judges that the arrested “dreamer” has a right to stay in the States. But if Obama gave him that right, wouldn’t Trump have the right to take it away?