Wow. One would think that, these days, illegal immigrants would be smart enough to keep a very low profile. After all, Trump has made no secret of his intention to purge these law breakers from this country.
Yet one, 22-year-old Daniela Vargas, actually spoke last week at a news conference in Mississippi. Seems she was concerned about deportation. Well, she was right to be as, not surprisingly, ICE officers detained her only moments after she spoke.
According to an article on The Blaze website, “Daniela Vargas, 22, spoke at the news conference hosted by immigration attorneys, churches and the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance to highlight families in the area who were affected by deportation.” The article goes on to explain that, “In February, Vargas said she hid in her home closet as ICE agents detained her brother and father. She was temporarily handcuffed after being discovered by the agents but later released.”
Yes, she is only 22-years-old, but after seeing her father and brother detained, and even coming close to that herself, it seems that she would be acutely aware that this is not a time for those who are here without appropriate documentation to stand up and broadcast their whereabouts. The Blaze article explains that, “Vargas came to America from Argentina with her family at age 7 and was legally able to reside in the United States by using the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. Vargas’s attorney, Abby Peterson, told reporters that her DACA status had recently expired and she was awaiting her renewal when she was captured and detained by ICE on Wednesday.”
An article on the Huffington Post website had this to say about DACA permit holders, “Under DACA, undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before the age of 16 can receive two-year work authorization permits. So far, more than 750,000 so-called Dreamers, named for the failed Dream Act that would have granted them legal status, have received DACA permits. The Trump administration is still issuing new ones, although immigrant rights organizations are advising people not to enroll for the time being.”
Should Vargas get another chance, as she was brought here by her parents when she was a child? Or should she be shipped back to her country of origin? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, below.