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Vargas to be released by ICE

Daniela Vargas is expected to be released from United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday.

22-year-old Vargas was detained after speaking for immigrants rights at a news conference on March 1st. Her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status had expired recently.

She originally came to the U.S. at the age of seven with her parents in 2001 and was allowed to stay under the DACA program. Her work authorization expired in November as she was saving up for the $495 fee to pay for renewal.

After speaking at the news conference, Vargas was pulled over in a friends car and arrested for “visa overstay.” She was sent to LaSalle Detention Center, an ICE facility in Jena, La.

Vargas’ release comes under and Order of Supervision, the terms of which are not yet known.


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