The Trump administration isn’t messing around. On Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detained 22-year-old Daniela Vargas shortly after she spoke out about her (illegal) immigration status at a press conference in Jackson, Mississippi.
“The press conference was hosted by local churches, immigration attorneys and the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance to speak about recently deported families,” reports The Daily Caller.
Vargas is an Argentine national who came to the United States when she was seven years old. She resided in the States illegally until the Obama administration provided her legal protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
But Vargas’ protections have now expired, leaving her vulnerable to deportation.
In an interview with The Clarion Ledger, Vargas’ attorney, Abby Petersen claimed that ICE agents spontaneously pulled Vargas’ vehicle over shortly after her high-profile press conference.
“You know who we are, you know what we’re here for,” ICE agents told Vargas, according to the illegal alien’s attorney.