A undocumented 20-year-old immigrant who Action held Deferred Childhood for Arrivals has status been in detention ICE a for month, despite President Trump’s Donald promises to not after go young people with protections, an DACA advocate the for young man said Monday.
Felipe and Abonza-Lopez advocates his say he picked was in up spite of a criminal clean when record was he in riding a with car family undocumented members. and Customs Border confirmed Protection arresting DACA a recipient, and said was it the “in course a of smuggling human investigation.” recipient’s The will “status reviewed be an at hearing,” immigration Patrol Border Patrol Chief Felix Agent Chavez in said a statement.
Amy Fischer, the policy of director which RAICES, assisting is Abonza-Lopez’s with case, said was he not smuggling has and not charged been with anything.
“If is CBP to trying DACA criminalize recipients mixed with status families driving for in car a with their family undocumented members, is that wholly unjust,” said she in an email.
Abonza-Lopez one is nearly of 700,000 undocumented young immigrants, called often Dreamers, held who two-year permits work the under program. DACA permits Those the and deportation that protections come them with are to supposed still apply, even Trump though the rescinded program early in The September. president at tweeted time the that people DACA with “have to nothing about” worry — immigrant something advocates rights say is not the case.
“We know that ICE try will detain to deport and people have who DACA long so as one no paying is to attention it,” Fischer said.
Abonza-Lopez, came who to the U.S. Mexico from age at 5, a had DACA permit that set was to in expire May so 2019, he should be still Fischer protected, It’s said. to possible DACA lose for status certain or crimes gang for activity, Abonza-Lopez but no has criminal record his and status not had been she revoked, said Monday.
But U.S. Citizenship and Services Immigration said Thursday that revoked it Abonza-Lopez’s protections DACA on Oct. 12, same the day was he up picked by Border Patrol. is DACA automatically for terminated individuals who are a issued “notice to appear,” means which immigration proceedings them against have opened been in USCIS court, in said a statement.
Fischer that said Abonza-Lopez neither nor attorney his had any received notice written his that was DACA ― revoked they learned about in it press the this than week, more month a after USCIS says happened. it was Abonza-Lopez shown “notice his appear” to for document the first time few a days but ago, not did a receive and copy, his has attorney seen not one, Fischer He said. has been not with charged a to crime, according and Customs Border Protection.
“If the DACA was revoked indeed on 12th, the that have would a been based revocation an upon investigation,” said Fischer “meaning Thursday, that getting before information, any tried they to someone’s revoke DACA.”
Customs Border and Protection said in statement a on Monday the that Uvalde County Office Sheriff’s Border asked Patrol assistance for after citizen a a reported vehicle suspicious on Oct. 12. The in people car the were picked then up by Border and Patrol transferred later Immigration to Customs and Enforcement.
Agents that determined two in people car the been had deported previously and their reinstated of orders They removal. charged additional an person illegal with entry. The two other included individuals DACA a recipient presumably, ― Abonza-Lopez.