First Dreamer deported | UPDATED

How will Americans view this?

Federal agents ignored President Trump’s pledge to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children by sending a young man back to his native Mexico, the first such documented case, a USA TODAY examination of the new administration’s immigration policies shows.

After spending an evening with his girlfriend in Calexico, Calif., on Feb. 17, Juan Manuel Montes, 23, who has lived in the U.S. since age 9, grabbed a bite and was waiting for a ride when a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer approached and started asking questions.

Montes was twice granted deportation protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Barack Obama and left intact by President Trump.

Montes had left his wallet in a friend’s car, so he couldn’t produce his ID or proof of his DACA status and was told by agents he couldn’t retrieve them. Within three hours, he was back in Mexico, becoming the first undocumented immigrant with active DACA status deported by the Trump administration’s stepped-up deportation policy.

Good? Bad? Just the way it has to be?

Discuss.

UPDATE: Evidently fake news. See comments.

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10 Responses to First Dreamer deported | UPDATED

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    I can’t say I feel good about it. This young man came as a child and not of his own volition. The powers-that-be in the United States let him live here, let him go to school here, let him work here and let him make this his home. Now we have tossed him into, what must seem to him, a foreign land.

    There is a concept in law called “adverse possession”.

    Adverse possession is a situation when a person who does not have legal title to land (or real property) occupies the land without the permission of the legal owner. The permission of the owner may be reflected in the entering into a lease or granting a licence, typically associated with the payment of some rent. The laws of many countries allow the adverse possessor (in law also called the disseisor) to acquire title to the land after a prescribed statutory period…

    I think this young man is a justified disseisor in this country.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Well. That pretty much makes the specifics of this post moot.

      It could be deleted as fake news but we will leave it just as a hypothetical case to discuss.

      Good news though.

  2. fasttimes says:

    before i even got to the “update” it sounded fishy to me.

    anyone else get that?

  3. DocO says:

    That story was pre-written by the MSM and was just waiting for some event to occur which would allow them to fill in a few blanks. The MSM as usual couldn’t be bothered to report the whole story. Whether this was willful deceit or simple progressive zeal to find their matyr for the “Dreamer Deported by Dastardly Donald” story I don’t know. I also don’t care. The MSM has zero credibility with me. I know they will omit any detail of a story that doesn’t forward their agenda. Screw them all.

  4. C. L. says:

    If this had been a true dreamer, i.e., brought here as a small child and grew up knowing no other country, I would not have felt good about it.

  5. Uke says:

    Quote from CL’s article:

    The spokesman added, “His DACA status expired in Aug. 2015 and he was notified at that time. In addition, he has a conviction for theft for which he received probation.”

    If this is true, USA Today is conducting top shelf journalisming.

    I mean, dear Lord, talk about failing to report a crucial detail that completely invalidates your article’s premise, 180 degrees. Terrible.

  6. Greg says:

    While I can have some sympathy for a person deported, “dreamer,” I can only blame the parents when/if the time comes that the unfortunate deportation event happens. I am very anti-illegal alien and visa overstay, anchor babies too. I like Ann Coulter, does that make me a bad American? LOL

    I think LEO/ICE/BP should make every effort to ensure someone is not accidentally deported who is actually allowed some type of dreamer status, because it would be and is inhumane to treat someone like that. I imagine it would be horrifying.

  7. notamobster says:

    I support true dreamers being allowed to stay on the condition that they never get arrested, convicted, or otherwise become a net drag on society until some arbitrary age… Say 21.

    They came here as the result of someone else’s criminality. They lack motive & intent.

  8. miforest says:

    exceptions make poor law. beside, if we want a different outcome , we can change the law to get it. there is no law out there that doesn’t unfairly affect some special case. There is so much willful distortion and lying by omission on almost all mainstream media that it is really approaching propaganda. In general if its too good to be true , or too bad to be true , I am very suspicious.