“A 19-year-old undocumented student — authorized to be in the US — was detained and then let go by federal agents”

This article is about Josue Romero, a 19-year-old boy from Honduras getting arrested for possession of marijuana and being detained because he was undocumented but he has DACA so he should not have been detained. DACA is “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an American immigration policy started by the Obama administration in June 2012 that allows certain immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit.” The article says “Romero was brought to San Antonio from Honduras when he was 4 years old. He is currently a student at the Southwest School of Art.” Teachers and mentors of his said they were shocked he was detained because he is a very good student and did not deserve that. The article says that “In one of the executive orders that Trump signed in January, he set priorities for whom immigration officials should put at the top of their list for deportation. The list includes undocumented immigrants who have been convicted of crimes, but it is much broader than it was under Obama. It includes those who have been charged but not convicted; those who have been suspected of crimes; and those whom agents simply deem to be threats.” It also says “What this shows is that the Trump administration does not care what’s illegal and legal,” says Fischer. “They chose to detain someone with legal status, and that’s not right and we’re ready to fight back.”” It says Fischer is the policy director at RAICES which is a organization that “provides legal services to refugees and other immigrants.” This article is a real life situation for a undocumented student that should be protected by DACA but wasn’t in this case, it will help me explain how important immigration is and how we should all stand together to protect our undocumented friends.

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-02-16/19-year-old-undocumented-student-authorized-be-us-was-detained-and-then-let-go

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