“Seattle ‘Dreamer’ sues over his detention under Trump’s immigration actions”
Summary: Civil-rights attorneys have filed a petition in federal court in Seattle seeking the release of a 23-year-old Mexican immigrant brought illegally into the United States as a child but given a work permit under the Obama administration. The agents were conducting an action at his father’s house and Medina was detained, and now he is in custody at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma “to await the outcome of removal proceedings”. Lawyers allege that Medina is the first immigration action taken by the Trump administration against someone who has been allowed to stay in the country under the Obama administration’s 2012 DACA program. The judge is demanding immigration officials say whether he has been placed in “removal proceedings” to deport him, if not, he asks the government to explain why he is still being held. He also asks whether Medina has asked for or received a bond hearing. The lawsuit alleges the government has violated Medina’s due-process rights, and it seeks his immediate release and an order barring ICE from any further actions.