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Seattle: ICE Arrested DACA Recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina

HeadlineFeb 15, 2017

In Washington state, lawyers are suing the federal government over the arrest and detention of Daniel Ramirez Medina, who was arrested Friday by agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, even though the 23-year-old has permission to live and work in the United States under President Obama’s program DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. His lawyers have called his detention “unprecedented and unjustified.” Ramirez was arrested when ICE agents came to his father’s home and detained both men on Friday. Ramirez has been living in the United States since he was seven years old. His family is originally from Mexico. He’s now being imprisoned at Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center. Advocates say his detention may be the first of a DACA recipient since Trump took office. It came amid a wave of ICE raids nationwide last week, in which more than 600 people were arrested and detained.

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