Arrested 'dreamer' Daniela Vargas to be released, lawyers say

ICE agents during immigration raids in Atlanta Georgia. Feb. 11 2017

ICE agents during immigration raids in Atlanta Georgia. Feb. 11 2017

"We expect Daniela to return to her friends and community in MS shortly to resume her daily life and pursue her dreams", she said.

Daniela Vargas, 22, had just spoken March 1 at an immigration press conference in front of Jackson City Hall.

ICE spokesman Thomas Byrd confirmed Vargas was released but said he didn't have any additional information.

On March 6, her attorneys filed a petition in federal court urging the Department of Homeland Security to allow Vargas to remain in the USA until they can make her case before a judge.

"It is important to underscore that this detention should never have transpired in the first place", said Abigail Peterson, an attorney with Elmore & Peterson law firm in Jackson.

Vargas was speaking against deportation at the March 1 press conference.

Court filings regarding the reason and manner of the arrest and detention continue to be pursued in an effort to secure Daniela's rights.

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"Disturbing that ICE may have followed her from an immigration press conference", Sen. She had been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but had let the permit lapse. "We appreciate the ongoing support and work of the Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, United We Dream, and the many others who have come out in support of Daniela".

Vargas, originally from Argentina who came to the a child, also was in the house when ICE came for her father and brother on February 15, but agents declined to arrest Vargas then.

Shortly after, her friend was pulled over by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Vargas was detained.

Before the press conference was held, Peterson said she and Vargas were aware that she could face arrest since her DACA status had expired.

Vargas said agents entered her family's west Jackson home, unannounced and turned everything upside down.

The Trump administration has said it is putting a priority on the deportation of criminals, but the Department of Public Safety, acting on Trump's immigration enforcement executive order, has given wide discretion to immigration and border officers in deciding whom they take into custody.

After her father and brother were detained, Vargas went into hiding.