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Mexican immigrant, 23, who was brought to the US as a 16-year-old is set to be the first of Obama's 'dreamers' to be deported


A man who was brought to the country from Mexico illegally as a child and protected from deportation by the Obama administration may now be ejected despite committing no crimes, his lawyers say. Daniel Ramirez-Medina, a 23-year-old who has been in the US since he was 16, was arrested on Friday in his suburban Seattle home by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents who were there to take his father. Ramirez-Medina has a job, a young son, no criminal record and protection under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Northwest Immigrants Rights Project legal director Matt Adams said. However, according to a Monday court filing by his lawyers, the agents told him that even though he was a DACA recipient 'he would be arrested, detained, and deported anyway, because he was not "born in this country."' Ramirez-Medina, who is being held in Tacoma, challenged his detention a Seattle court, saying that his Fourth Amendment Rights had been violated, Fox News reported. He is constitutionally allowed to live and work in America so long as he satisfies DACA requirements, his lawyers say. His DACA status was renewed last year.

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