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    DREAMer speaks out on immigration, gets arrested by ICE

    By Jamiel Lynch, CNN


    Updated 9:33 AM ET, Thu March 2, 2017
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/01/us/dre...n-mississippi/




    (CNN) She spoke out on behalf of young undocumented immigrants like herself who want legal status. Now she's in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    Daniela Vargas, 22, was arrested Wednesday after sharing her family's story -- including her father and brother's arrest last month by ICE officers -- during a news conference in Jackson, Mississippi.

    Moments before her arrest by ICE, Vargas had advocated for young people who, like herself, were brought to the US illegally as children, then qualified for a temporary reprieve from deportation under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Recipients often are called DREAMers, a reference to the DREAM Act, which if approved by Congress would give DACA participants permanent legal status.


    "The path to citizenship is necessary for DACA recipients but also for the other 11 million undocumented people with dreams," Vargas told reporters. "Today, my father and brother await deportation, while I continue to fight this battle as a DREAMer to help contribute to this country, which I feel that is very much my country."

    President Donald Trump has identified DACA as an exception to sweeping new orders mandating aggressive enforcement of immigration laws. But new rules issued by the Department of Homeland Security make clear that no undocumented immigrants will be exempt from deportation proceedings.


    DACA status lapsed

    Vargas said she arrived in the United States with her family at age 7 as an undocumented immigrant from Argentina and later was granted DACA status, which lasts two years.

    Her attorney, Abby Peterson, said Vargas' DACA status expired in November. She could not immediately afford the minimum $495 renewal application fee, Peterson said, and put off the process until last month. The government recommends that DACA recipients apply for a renewal between 150 and 120 days before their status expires.

    Days after she reapplied, her father and brother on February 15 were taken into ICE custody at their home. Immigration officers did not arrest Vargas at that time.

    A friend who has known Vargas since she arrived in Mississippi 15 years ago described her as "a great kid."



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    "She was a member of the band; she plays the trombone," Angela Stuesse said. "She got a scholarship to keep going to band for community college but couldn't pay for the rest of the expenses."

    Vargas, who aspires to be a university math teacher, wanted to speak out about recent ICE raids, Stuesse said.

    "She thought sharing her story might help people," she said.

    Vargas appreciates the opportunities afforded her in America, her lawyer said.


    'She pays her taxes'

    "Like so many immigrants, she doesn't take this country for granted," Peterson said. "She has pursued an education, she works hard, she pays her taxes. She is a very deserving individual."

    ICE confirmed Vargas is in custody: "US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took Daniela Vargas, 22, an unlawfully present Argentinian citizen, into custody March 1, during a targeted immigration enforcement action in Jackson, Mississippi."

    Peterson said she has not yet spoken with Vargas but will represent her with federal authorities
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    Oregon judge faces scrutiny for allegedly helping illegal immigrant escape ICE


    Published March 03, 2017
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    Oregon judge investigated for allegedly guiding man through private courthouse entrance to avoid agents after DUI hearing




    An Oregon judge is being investigated after she allegedly helped an illegal immigrant elude ICE agents in January by guiding the man through a private entrance at the courthouse.

    Multnomah County Judge Monica Heeranz was notified by court staff that ICE agents were waiting outside her courtroom to possibly apprehend Diddier Pacheco Salazar, a 22-year-old Mexican national attending a DUI hearing, U.S. Attorney Billy Willaims said.

    Specific details about what happend inside the courtroom next is not clear. But Salazar reportedly somehow managed to leave the room using an employee exit.

    "I prepped my client. I said, 'I don't know if they're going to pick you up outside or what, but here's how to prepare,'" John Schlosser, Salazar's court appointed lawyer, told a local paper. "After the court appearance, I went out in the hallway and sat. My client never came out. I can't say that I'm surprised he didn't come out, but I gave him his options, and assume he had to have been escorted out some other way."

    Salazar was arrested two weeks after the incident.

    ICE agents decided not to investigate Herranz, who is also on the board of directors of the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association, but Chief Judge Nan Waller is conducting an internal investigation.

    Waller told Fox 12 Oregon she wants to figure out what happened before discussing the situation.

    Williams calls Herranz’s alleged actions troubling.

    “When you’re talking about the judicial system – whether it’s federal or by state – you have an expectation that people are going to abide by the law and not take steps based on their own motivations, their own politics – whatever the motivation was.”
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    Now she's in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Daniela Vargas, 22, was arrested Wednesday after sharing her family's story — including ...
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