Illegal Immigrant Detained After Holding News Conference

A 22-year-old illegal immigrant whose protection under an Obama administration program had lapsed was detained by immigration officials Wednesday after voicing her fear of deportation at a news conference.Daniela Vargas, who came to the U.S. from Argentina when she was 7 years old, was detained by agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as she and a friend drove away from the news conference in Jackson, Miss., said her lawyer, Abigail Peterson.The news conference was organized by attorneys, church groups and the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance to bring attention to recent immigration raids in the region, said Patricia Ice, an attorney with the immigrant-rights group.ICE enforcement actions under the Trump administration have stoked fears in immigrant communities after large numbers of coordinated arrests across the country in recent weeks.

Source: Illegal Immigrant Detained After Holding News Conference – WSJ

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