ICE said that Ramirez was arrested in Des Moines, Washington, a suburb south of Seattle. There will be a hearing on Friday.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would not comment on Medina's tattoo or how it was interpreted.
Ramirez came to the United States when he was 7 and submitted to two background checks by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to the petition, which says Ramirez has never been convicted of a crime.
Daniel Ramirez, an illegal alien and gang member apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on February 10, filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Department of Homeland Security, DHS Secretary John Kelly, and the director of ICE's Seattle field office alleging that he "is presently being detained without justification".
Arellano says he's also confused as to why Daniel was taken into custody, but his brother wasn't. Neither the brother nor father were named in court documents. Ramirez is being held in a Tacoma ICE detention facility. He asked a judge to order his release immediately.
More than 600 people across the country were taken into custody this week in a wave of ICE arrests that many government officials say is consistent with the routine, targeted arrests carried out by ICE, as seen under former President Barack Obama, according to the New York Times.
About 750,000 young immigrants - referred to as DREAMers (because of the protections sought for them by the DREAM Act) - were shielded from deportation and received work permits under President Obama's 2012 executive actions that de-prioritized the deportations of undocumented immigrants with no criminal records. In case that net isn't wide enough, Trump also directed ICE to pursue those who "in the judgment of an immigration officer, otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security", which could also be interpreted as: anyone an immigration agent feels like arresting.
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Under these standards, if ICE can prove that Ramirez was affiliated with a gang, that would certainly preclude his eligibility to have his deportation deferred under DACA. "Are you legally here?" the agents asked Ramirez, according to the lawsuit.
Another lawyer representing Ramirez, Mark Rosenbaum of the legal advocacy group of Public Counsel, specified that the DACA program had been a promise from the federal government's executive branch that immigrants protected under DACA would not be targeted for deportation.
Trump can withdraw DACA through an "operational memo" because Obama implemented it through one, said William Stock, president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Or was it, as attorneys and civil rights advocates argued, the first time a valid, card-carrying Dreamer had been detained by agents serving notice of a new Trump approach?
Executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition Eva Millona says that's made it hard to know for certain what to expect from local ICE agents. In the past four-plus years, an estimated 1,500 Dreamers have lost their DACA status because of gang links or serious crimes.
Diana says her brother was not a gang member or a criminal, but he was undocumented and deported back over the border to Mexico eight years ago.
Sonia is anxious, however, because on Wednesday, immigration officials detained a 23-year-old man in Washington state who had been in the country under DACA, and Sonia, who doesn't really know anyone in Mexico, isn't sure if she will be next.