A 22 year old dreamer who was detained by ICE agents after giving a speech at an immigration press conference will reportedly be deported without a hearing.
The Hill reported: Daniela Vargas spoke at a press conference in front of city hall in Jackson, Miss., and was driving away with a friend when ICE officials pulled them over and detained her, her lawyer said, according to The Associated Press.
Vargas’s attorney said ICE agents told her Thursday she would be immediately deported, rather than being offered a court hearing or bond, according to The Huffington Post. ICE said it is pursuing immediate deportation because Vargas entered the U.S. through a visa waiver program, which allows certain foreign nationals to enter the U.S. for fewer than 90 days without a visa, and her family waived some of their rights.
During her Wednesday speech, Vargas discussed her fears of being deported and her dream to stay in the U.S., where she has lived since her family left Argentina when she was 7, The Clarion-Ledger reported.
Vargas’s attorney said she was in the middle of her renewal application to stay in the country after her earlier Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status expired. The policy requires renewal every two years.
She told the crowd Wednesday that she had come out in public to give her speech at the press conference after being in hiding following the detention of her father and brother