APNewsBreak: Judge approves release of jailed Mexican man
- Author: Larry Hoffman Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 9:27
On Tuesday (March 28), an immigration judge granted Mr. Ramirez bond and he was released from the Northwest Detention Center after bond was posted today.
Daniel Ramirez Medina will be released on bond after being picked up by Immigration and Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agents in February, according to the Associated Press.
In a statement, the 24-year-old Ramirez said he was "happy" and "thankful for the support that I've gotten from everyone who helped me and for the opportunity to live in such an incredible country".
A Mexican man who was detained despite his participation in a program created to prevent the deportation of people brought to the US illegally as children has been released from custody. His brother said they hoped to bring the little boy to Seattle to visit with his father once Ramirez is released.
While ICE agents claim they detained Ramirez because he is a gang member, and thus ineligible for status under DACA, Ramirez and his lawyers deny the accusation, saying it is based on a coerced statement and racist assumptions about his tattoos.&. Ramirez's legal team had resisted going to the immigration courts, which exist within the Department of Justice, for more than a month.
In court on Tuesday, Ramirez again denied having gang ties.
"He answered every question the government put to him", Rosenbaum said. Immigration officials revoked that status following his arrest and began deportation proceedings against him.
"We're thrilled he's getting out of a facility he never should have been in in the first place. I know that this isn't over, but I'm hopeful for the future, for me and for the hundreds of thousands of other Dreamers who love this country like I do". "However, while the Court is sympathetic to the situation in which the Plaintiff finds himself, it can only conclude that he is not entitled to immediate release under the posture of this case". One of his lawyers is to his right in this picture. Only after people exhaust all of their options in immigration court system are they generally allowed to take their case to federal district court, he explained.
A man protected from deportation under President Obama's administration who was detained last month by immigration officials will be released, his attorneys said.
Attorneys argue that ICE agents misinterpreted the tattoo, which says "La Paz BCS", an homage to the city where he was born.
A young woman was detained in MS shortly after speaking out on immigration. Last December, he entered a diversion program following a drunken driving arrest and had attended all his court dates and required meetings, the American Civil Liberties Union of OR said in a statement. There are now around 750,000 DACA recipients in the United States.
The agency said Monday that it targeted Rodriguez Dominguez because of the DUI and that he would be released on bond pending deportation proceedings. Roughly 750,000 undocumented immigrants in the United States were brought to the country as children and given protections to live and work under DACA.