The first known Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipient who was detained under Trump's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) crackdown is finally being freed.
After being held in a federal immigration jail for nearly two months, a judge has agreed to release him on a $15,000 bond.
Now Medina is able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and will be able to reunite with his three-year-old son again. "Today the judge affirmed that Daniel does not pose any risk to public safety," Luis Cortes, an attorney on Ramirez’s legal team, said in a statement.
Medina's case had sparked outrage across the nation, with thousands of people protesting ICE and his arrest.
It was believed that ICE officials had manipulated Medina's documents to make it look like he had admitted to being in a gang. Mark Rosenbaum, one of Ramirez’s lawyers, told The Stranger, "What began, I thought, as a mistake in bringing Daniel in has turned into a bogus operation that is attempting to railroad him and violate the sacred program that the DACA represents."
Although the White House and senior officials noted the effect Medina's case could have on DACA recipients across the country, ICE has made it very clear that DREAMers are not exempt from deportation.