Our nation’s immigration laws have become such a joke that illegals believe they can declare their illegal status publicly with no repercussions. How can you blame them? For a while there were no penalties for doing such a thing. That’s changed in Trump’s America.
From the Clarion Ledger:
Moments after an immigrant spoke out about her fears of deportation, she was detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Daniela Vargas, 22, was detained by ICE agents Wednesday morning, shortly after speaking at a news conference in downtown Jackson, according to her attorney, Abby Peterson.
The news conference was hosted by local immigration attorneys, churches and the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance to bring attention to families impacted by deportation.
Vargas’ brother and father were detained outside their home by ICE agents in February. Vargas hid in the closet. When she was discovered by agents, she was temporarily handcuffed and then released.
Vargas’ attorney said that Daniela came to America from Argentina with her family at age 7. She was legally able to live in the United States through the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program”, aka DACA. Daniela’s DACA status had recently expired and she was awaiting her renewal when she was captured and detained by ICE on Wednesday.
There will be many that disagree with this but laws are laws. Perhaps Daniella shouldn’t have been so brazen while she was in violation of Federal law.