WASHINGTON — Immigrant privileges proponents were chagrined on Tuesday by reports that the first undocumented immigrant with active Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals cares was deported under President Donald Trump.
Rep. Steve King( R-Iowa) had the opposite action.
” First non-valedictorian DREAMer extradited. Border Patrol, this one’s for you ,” King tweeted, with a photo of a brew.
King is an migration hawk who staunchly opposes the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals planned, or DACA, and any other cares for so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. He infamously was indicated in 2014 that for every Dreamer who is a valedictorian,” there’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of smoke in the various regions of the desert .”
So it’s no surprise he had little sympathy for Juan Manuel Montes, a 23 -year-old who came to the U.S. at the age of 9 and was detained and extradited by the Border Patrol, first reported by USA Today on Tuesday.
Montes enunciates a Border Patrol agent stopped him in Calexico, California, on Feb. 17 and did not allow him to retrieve his DACA papers or his ID, which he had left in a friend’s automobile. Advocates for the Dreamer said in individual complaints that Border Patrol negotiators persuaded him to signed papers approving his removal that he did not understand, and they didn’t offer him imitations, allow him to see a solicitor or positioned him before a judge.
Customs and Border Protection spokesman Ralph DeSio answered negotiators apprehended Montes instants after he descended over the barricade from Mexico and that he admitted under pledge to having entered the country illegally. He was pointed out that Montes had a past steal decision and said his DACA status expired in August 2015.
DACA does not guarantee safety from removal, and some Dreamers have been extradited after losing their protections. About 1,500 people have lost DACA status due to criminal convictions or mob relationship, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
But Montes could be the first documented client of a Dreamer with active DACA status being extradited. He had past criminal convictions for driving without a license and shoplifting, but his preserve should not exclude him from the program and his paperwork was not set to expire until 2018, according to USA Today.
Trump insisted the DACA program even though he promised to end it — which King reputes he should follow through on. But he also said he would apply Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection negotiators more leeway to do what they thought was right, enormously expanding the scope of who should be considered a priority for eviction.
Still, the president and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly have said DACA recipients would not be the target.
Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi( Calif .), accused the chairmen of transgressing his command.
Sen. Dick Durbin( D-Ill .), a longtime campaigner for Dreamer cares, said in a statement that he was ” agitated” by reports about Montes’ removal and had required written explanations from ICE.
” Just last month Secretary Kelly promised me that no one with DACA would lose this protection unless they violated the terms of DACA ,” Durbin answered.” I intend to hold him to this commitment .”
This article has been updated with note from Customs and Border Protection .