Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old immigrant from Mexico with no criminal
record, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
officers when they entered his father’s Seattle home. Medina entered
the United States illegally as a child, but was later given a work permit
through President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
(DACA) program. He does not have a criminal record.
DACA protects 750,000 people who were brought into the U.S. illegally as
children, shielding them from deportation by giving them the temporary
right to work in this country. The Trump administration now threatens
this program, promising to crackdown on nearly 11 million illegal immigrants,
the majority of whom come from Latin American countries.
Medina is challenging his detention, arguing that, under the DACA program,
the detention is a violation of his constitutional rights. Unfortunately,
he is not the only one facing this injustice. ICE officers have arrested
over 680 people who entered the country illegally. Although Trump has
yet to explicitly state his position on DACA since taking office, these
arrests present an ominous future for those granted a DACA card.
These operations, according to Department of Homeland Security Secretary
John Kelly, have been conducted in at least a dozen states, though he
claims they are routine and not out of the ordinary. Nevertheless, there
is a real fear that the Trump administration will continue to escalate
immigration enforcement efforts.
The skilled legal team at Mathur Law Offices, P.C. have been serving the
Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton areas for over 15 years, committing their
knowledge and resources to clients who seek our help with their immigration
needs. Mr. Sanjay Mathur himself is an immigrant and understands the difficulties
you may face. Whether you need a family or business visa, or are attempting
to gain naturalization or handle a deportation issue, we can help.
Call us today at (888) 967-5191.