Amy Goodman

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

2017-02-17T10:28:18-08:00

President Trump said he would "show great heart" when considering whether to deport recipients of Barack Obama's program 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.

Watch an interview with Seattle Councilmember Lorena González, a civil rights attorney who is the city’s first Latino councilmember.

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