Immigration agents detain DACA recipients for hours near the border
Original story at thinkprogress.org• 3 mentions • 2 weeks ago
thinkprogress.org 2 weeks ago
Nine recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative — which grants temporary deportation relief and work authorization to people brought to the country as children — were detained for hours on Monday at an immigration checkpoint in Texas to verify their paperwork, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson. The detention comes one week after the Trump administration announced the end of the DACA program. Media outlets reported Monday that immigrants were being detained upwards of eight hours at an immigration checkpoint in Falfurrias, Texas, roughly 85 miles from the southern U.S. border. At least ...