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

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    <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/2017/2/17/why_did_ice_arrest_imprison_a"><img alt="S2_daniel_ramirez_medina" src="https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/36/35236/w320/S2_Daniel_Ramirez_Medina.jpg" style="float:right; padding-left:5px;" /></a>President Trump said he would &quot;show great heart&quot; when considering whether to deport  recipients of <span class="caps">DACA</span>, 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 <span class="caps">ICE</span> one week ago in Des Moines, Washington, even though he has permission to live and work in the United States under <span class="caps">DACA</span>. His supporters have maintained a vigil at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, where he is being held. It&#8217;s a private detention center owned by the for-profit prison company <span class="caps">GEO</span> Group. We go to Seattle, Washington, to speak with Councilmember Lorena González, a civil rights attorney who is the city&#8217;s first Latino councilmember.


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