Dreamer detained by Ice agents in MS to be released, lawyers say
- Author: Rogelio Becker Mar 11, 2017,
Mar 11, 2017, 0:21
Vargas will likely return to her friends and family in MS shortly to resume her daily life and pursue her dreams. Vargas was earlier arrested after criticizing US immigration policy in a press conference.
Federal agents detained Vargas on March 1 just minutes after she criticized USA deportation policies at a news conference in Jackson.
Vargas went to high school in Morton, Mississippi, attended a community college and then enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi, having twice obtained protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Vargas' attorney Abby Peterson said in a statement that ICE officers had given notice of Vargas' release on Friday under an "Order of Supervision", but said further details including the timing and terms of the order were unknown.
Her father and brother were arrested by ICE officials last month, and Vargas was arrested in early March because her DACA status was out of date - it had reportedly expired in November, and Vargas couldn't afford to pay the $495 renewal fee until February.
Daniela Vargas, a native of Argentina who was detained by USA immigration agents after she publicly criticized Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, is expected to be released, her attorney Nathan Elmore said Friday.
Daniela Vargas, who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after criticizing the Trump administration's immigration enforcement, was released from immigration detention on Friday.
Vargas' attorneys and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Tom Byrd confirmed her release.
Vargas has been in the USA since her parents brought her here from Argentina at the age of 7. She was picked up at the detention center by the friend who had been driving the auto she was in as a passenger when ICE arrested her.
Vargas' attorneys said she applied to renew in December and her application was pending at the time of her arrest, according to her attorneys.
Vargas said agents entered her family's west Jackson home, unannounced and turned everything upside down. Tumlin said on a conference call Vargas "spoke up" and "for that she was picked up and put in detention". This is direct retaliation for her speaking out at the event.