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Published: Fri, March 03, 2017
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Dreamer targeted by ICE after speaking at immigration rally

Dreamer targeted by ICE after speaking at immigration rally

After being detained on Wednesday, Vargas' attorney Abby Peterson told the Clarion-Ledger that ICE agents told Vargas, "You know who we are". Vargas was previously a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) - often referred to as "Dreamers" - but her status had recently expired.

Daniela Vargas spoke out at Immigration Press Conference calling to open discussion with local community leaders and law enforcement agencies. Vargas barricaded herself in a closet as agents burst into the family's home, Peterson said.

"This has violated the trust of our community and we can not tell you how disappointed we are by the betrayal of the DHS", Vogel said.

Vargas remains in federal custody as she awaits a hearing before an immigration judge.

Those detentions happened on February 15, and Vargas has spent the past two weeks trying to bring attention to her family's story.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown is allied with the leaders of local law enforcement agencies across the nation who are justly anxious about the prospect of stepped-up federal efforts to round up those who are here without permission, even those who have committed no serious or violent crime, and send them back to countries they may not have seen in decades.

President Donald Trump is making the case for his tougher immigration rules during his speech.

Still, the detention of Vargas took many, including her attorney, by surprise.

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Paul police chief, said Thursday that he chose to sign the letter because "it's important, now more than ever, to make sure that residents of our city understand that we are their local police and we are here to provide police services in a transparent and trusting way".

The group sought to use the press conference as a way of spotlighting families impacted by deportation.

County Counsel Jim Arsenault told The Press of Atlantic City that, to his knowledge, federal officials in Washington, D.C., are still reviewing the request to join the program, and that Sheriff Gary Schaffer may bring a resolution to freeholders if immigration officials approve the request. Declaring one's immigration status provided a kind of political protection from being seized by immigration agents.

Agency officials have said they are targeting undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes including assault, murder and drug trafficking.

"Nowhere in that executive order does it say that ICE is going to start showing up on campus and arresting people", Boughton said Tuesday.

"I believe she was targeted", he said.

"If ICE comes to the city of Newark and decides to do a raid, we don't have the right to stop them", East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador said. "Think about these immigrants as people just like you with the same concerns and the same fears that many of us have".

School officials everywhere, from The Massachusetts Department of Education, to Chicago Public Schools, are committed to upholding that right in the face of ICE immigration raids, and have promised not to question a child's immigration status.

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