Daniel Ramirez Medina is a Target of Trump’s Mass Deportation Executive Orders. We Demand His Immediate Release.
Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan Continues to Put People with DACA at Risk of Deportation
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Dan Morris | [email protected] | 917.952.8920 // Marlene Peralta | [email protected] | 646.601.4267 // Sheridan Aguirre | [email protected] | 716.427.8337
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Seattle District Court heard the case of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a father of a three year old who has been held unjustly in detention for over 20 days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) terrorized his father’s home. Daniel has DACA and has sued the government for wrongfully framing him for crimes and awaits a decision from a judge for his release.
Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said:
“Today we demand the immediate release of Daniel Ramirez Medina and all DACA beneficiaries targeted by Trump’s executive orders. Throughout this case, we’ve seen the way ICE is enabled to act in full force to put immigrants of color into the deportation pipeline. DACA is a victory won by and for immigrants and our families so that we are able to pursue a life of dignity in our homes — House Speaker Ryan went so far as to look DACA beneficiary and mother Angelica Villalobos in the eyes and promise that families across the country like hers would be protected. Yet he’s failed to hold Trump or General Kelly accountable.
Republican leadership must end this by demanding that the Executive Orders be rescinded. Daniel Ramirez is here to stay and we demand his immediate release!”
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 55 local groups in 26 states. UWD organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org