The Seattle Times reports that “Medina’s attorney, Mark Rosenbaum, said his client ‘unequivocally denies being in a gang’ and said ‘he was repeatedly pressured’ by ICE to ‘falsely admit affiliation.'” Rosenbaum characterized ICE’s statement to the contrary as “inaccurate.”
Rosenbaum also “accused the federal government of a ‘bait and switch,’ by having people register for the DACA program and then trying to deport them,” writes the Seattle Times.
“We are hoping this detention was a mistake,” another one of Ramirez Medina’s lawyers told the Guardian.
“It’s clear that these inhumane raids are anything but routine,” said Jayapal. “The president is tearing apart families and striking fear into immigrant communities. People no longer feel safe in their own homes.”
Also on Tuesday, ICE acting director Thomas Homan dodged a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss last week’s raids, prompting accusations that the agency is “ducking accountability,” as Common Dreams reported.
Ramirez Medina’s community continues to rally around him. “Seattle stands in with Daniel and we will not back down until he is free,” Jayapal declared.
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