Why Did ICE Arrest & Imprison a 23-Year-Old DREAMer and DACA Recipient Living Legally in the U.S.?

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http://democracynow.org – President Trump said he would “show great heart” when considering whether to deport recipients of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. So why is Daniel Ramirez Medina sitting in jail? We look at the case of a 23-year-old father who was detained by ICE one week ago in Des Moines, Washington, even though he has permission to live and work in the United States under DACA. His supporters have maintained a vigil at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, where he is being held. It’s a private detention center owned by the for-profit prison company GEO Group. We go to Seattle, Washington, to speak with Councilmember Lorena González, a civil rights attorney who is the city’s first Latino councilmember.

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29 Responses

  1. EmperorLOL says:

    Mark Passcio was right, the similarity between ISIS and ICE is that they obey the given law without questioning whether or not it will harm or protect innocent people. Such people or" rule followers" are worse than psychopaths because they lack critical function to think and second this people suffers from high of level stress and anxiety if they disobey societal norms, therefore, they are eager to please those who possess power. Rule followers carry the burden of blame greater than that of law giver because they carry out the plans intended by the lawgiver without questioning, or risk losing their entitlements and priviledges. Satanists call the police as their "dogs". This is why U.S Army and Marines wear dog chains. This group of people like animals who cannot think, but know nothing else but to serve and obey their Masters. And lastly, enforcing unjust laws does not make it just. And the outcome of Trumps immigration plan and other alt-right policies will, in the end eventually, cause people in to elect alt-left president with worse, much worse, possessive policies than the Obama administration.

  2. I doubt that this reporter would know a gang tattoo from the Easter Bunny. This is another sob story meant to pull on the sympathies uninformed anti-Trump haters. Innocent is not a word I would use about any of these people.

  3. Bflo Joe says:

    Why is Daniel in jail. He opened his mouth about gang affiliation. My question is how did he and his illegal father support themselves and who is supporting his child. Hope it works out for him, but apparently ICE did their job.

  4. joseph bates says:

    Why don't you tell us more about is father and about the number of times he was deported – 8 times

  5. Obama deported 3million immigrants in his term and nobody said shit. He has videos of him speaking on it and reports, proving this to be true.

  6. Very cute how she refers to illegals as "Dreamers" . Isn't that adorable !

  7. It is heartbreaking that youngsters brought here as children and who applied for the dreamers program and who received permission to remain and to work here, have to now be afraid they will be deported. They applied for the program, they trusted the government. I do not see how the government can in good conscience turn it's back on them. It is a state's responsibility to protect it's borders, I get that, I accept that. But children brought here who came forward to the government and who received permission to stay, should have that status respected.

  8. Marta g says:

    Mexicans why are you so desperate to stay where you don't belong and aren't wanted. GO BACK TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL MEXICO CITY , HELL EVEN RETIRED AMERICANS ARE GOING TO YOUR COUNTRY TO SPEND THE REST OF THEIR LIFE THERE, WHY CAN YOU MAKE IT THERE , YOUR CLEANING HOUSE HERE AND COOKING FOR WHITES . WHY NOT GO BACK TO MEXICO AND DO THE SAME TO THE RETIRED AMERICANS.

  9. Marta g says:

    Okay what other order did trump sign , let get off the illegal aliens. Trump will take care of them I well trump looks like your not going to have a cleaning stuff any more so get your immigrate wife to start cleaning the house and cooking for you and your child. White House immigrates are going back to Mexico bye White House staff.

  10. Marta g says:

    750,000 dreamer know multiply there parent only to become US citizen equal to 1500,000 people here illegal and that just counting the dreamers and there parents only not counting the rest of the familia members. Why in the hell are we paying for there schooling in the USA. Try going to Mexico and get a free college degree it would never happen. Where people from Guatemala come to Mexico if the police office happen to catch them they give them 21 days to get out of there country or face the penalty for not repeating the federal law, Mexico do not put up with bull shit from outsider.

  11. Jo John says:

    Normal reasonable people know he is a gang member like his father and will not make a good American. Gang tattoos already proved this . There are no jobs for Daniel only a life of crime dope and gangs. But is not our problem deport back to his native lands and give him hope for a new life.

  12. Marta g says:

    He 23 years why not fix he papers to get citizenship . He was seven years he had plenty of time to get his legal citizenship

  13. spiagent says:

    Goodbye criminal illegals! Criminals on the DACA program are CRIMINALS dumbass, he admitted that he was affiliated with a gang DUMBASS, present all the facts not just the ones you like. His father is a convicted felon drug dealer.

  14. Pat Avery says:

    It's not rocket science; be legal or be gone. Straighten out your home country.

  15. rixmix76 says:

    The only things that come out of Seattle are over-rated coffee, over-rated computer software and over-rated bleeding heart liberal douche bags.

  16. Danny Luna says:

    cause they are too many ILLEGALS WITH FAKE DOCUMENTS

  17. Danny Luna says:

    I DON'T BELIEVE THAT IF I GO TO ANOTHER COUNTRY AND HAVE CHILDREN THAT COUNTRY WILL LET ME BECOME A CITIZEN OF THAT COUNTRY

  18. Danny Luna says:

    It seems like lawyers defend illegal more than us Americans

  19. Lock all the illegals up!

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  21. marty mart says:

    i need clarification- first what is the difference in what is doing than obama??? obama deported more illegals than any other president in one year he deported 400,000 illegals secondly.. how are daca people able to get financial aid for college where too too many american born students cannot???

  22. Belcanto401 says:

    No one is above the law. This especially applies to illegal immigrants who are criminals. Please don't call them dreamers. How about calling them nightmare for the citizen of US.

  23. M M says:

    Because he's a gang member? Are you seriously defending gang members now, are you that desperate to find something that proves your righteous indignation? You can't find it so you use this weak pathetic argument defending a gang member?

  24. Skankhunt42 says:

    Because he had broken the law. HE MUST DIE!!!

  25. jake christ says:

    even if he was part of a gang they would still say he isn't. damn spics

  26. mike johnson says:

    This is sooo fucking great time to send them all back to Mexico they don't belong here.

  27. GARY C says:

    Hey dummies it's a Republic not a Democracy

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