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Illegal Immigrant Holds TV Press Conference Trashing Immigration Policy - ICE Immediately Starts Deportation

At the age of seven, one woman was brought into the U.S. illegally and made a life here. At 22, she is an outspoken advocate for undocumented immigrants seeking legal status. She signed up for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program when former President Barack Obama put it in place. Unfortunately, she failed to reapply, and ICE has taken her into custody.

Daniela Vargas was arrested Wednesday, just after giving a speech at a Jackson, Mississippi news conference about illegal immigration. Just after sharing her story, including how she watched her father and brother get arrested by ICE agents a month ago, ICE came knocking on her door.

Vargas let her DACA status expire last November. There's a $495 renewal fee that she was unable to afford, so she put off the application process. When she reapplied in February, her brother and father were both tracked down by ICE and taken into custody.

ICE agents also demanded Vargas come out, but she refused. "She was terrified, locked in a closet, ICE pounding on her door, asking what she was supposed to do," said Angela Stuesse, a friend of Vargas. "And I was also terrified. And that went on for hours."

Authorities finally got a search warrant and broke into the house. ICE took Vargas into custody.

“Four years ago I pointed out the fundamental problem with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,” notes John Miano of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). “Anyone who signed up for DACA would be adding their names to a list of self-identified illegal aliens. Should a future administration decide that it would start enforcing the law, the DACA program would provide a list of prime candidates for deportation."

As President Donald Trump unrolled immigration actions that would require enforcing federal laws more aggressively, DACA was made an exception. This frustrated many Trump supporters, who feel the Obama law is what caused a massive surge in illegal immigration. New rules issued by the Department of Homeland no longer protect 'dreamers' from deportation, however, and DACA's days may be numbered.

Source: CNN
Photo: Mad World News

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