Whether or not ICE agents are able to revoke a Daca holder's status on the spot will be crucial point of contention, says immigration lawyer Katheryn Wasylik. Maru Mora-Villalpando, a community organizer with Northwest Detention Center Resistance, a grassroots group opposed to the facility, tellsTeen Vogue the detainees she works with and hears from tell her they are inside the detention center 23 hours a day, and that, for some detainees, the one hour they get to be outside is spent under a tarp, surrounded by walls.
One of Ramirez's attorneys, Theodore J. Boutrous, said the government had "launched a public campaign to smear Mr. Ramirez's reputation with a constantly shifting story of gang membership and criminal history. The statement issued tonight by Ms. Richeson of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is inaccurate".
An ICE spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump has for months pledged to end DACA, calling it "one of the most unconstitutional actions ever undertaken by a president". "They are here illegally".
But Cortes Romero said that it was only after they had his client in custody that the tattoo raised their suspicions.
"DACA is a very, very hard subject for me", Trump conceded during a rambling East Room news conference Thursday, promising to address the issue "with heart...." He most recently stated in December, "We're going to work something out that's going to make people happy and proud". "We're going to have a very strong border", Trump said at the time. Daniel denies this. His Attorneys have filed a law suit against his continued detention.
She said it is an injustice that Ramirez is being punished for an action his parents took for him as a small child. He applied for and received DACA work status two years ago. He called DREAMers "young people who study in our schools, they play in our neighborhoods, they're friends with our kids, they pledge allegiance to our flag". There is reason to believe that the Trump administration will cast a very wide net such that these sort of circumstances matter little when it comes to the process of apprehension, detention and subsequent deportation of undocumented immigrants.
The arrest is being seen as significant given Mr Trump's long-standing promise of an immigration clampdown.
Having gang ties is has always has been grounds for dismissal from the DACA program, including during the Obama administration.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security said that since 2012, when Obama was president, about 1,500 DACA recipients have had their permits terminated due to a criminal conviction or gang affiliation.
In the early morning of 10 February, Medina was awoken by a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on the home where he was staying in Des Moines, Washington, outside Seattle. Reuters could not determine whether gang members who had not committed crimes were deported during Obama's tenure.
USA immigration officers last week arrested more than 680 people in the country illegally. "To me, it's one of the most hard subjects I have", the president said Thursday in a rare admission of uncertainty. If in fact that doesn't happen, we're scheduled to appear in federal court this Friday in Seattle.
According to the Justice Department, Ramirez's father gave permission for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, officers to enter his apartment.
Ramirez told the officers about his work permit under DACA.
While Democratic lawmakers are working on proposals to combat discrimination based on people's immigration status, Ortiz-Self said the laws that should protect Ramirez already are on the books and should be respected. He is being held in Tacoma'sNorthwest Detention Center.