Known 'Dreamer' deported under Trump files lawsuit

Juan Manuel Montes 23 was deported from the U.S. though he had protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. He is appealing the decision in U.S. District Court his attorneys said Tuesday

This was the first documented deportation of a "Dreamer", a name given to those granted protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by Democratic President Barack Obama and extended by Republican President Donald Trump, USA Today said.

But the luckless Montes had left his wallet in a pal's auto, so he couldn't produce an ID or proof his DACA status and was told by agents he couldn't go get them, the paper reported.

Montes was first approved for DACA in 2014 and successfully obtained a renewal in 2016. Montes said he didn't have ID because he had left his wallet in friend's auto.

Attorneys have filed a motion in California requesting details from U.S. Customs and Border Protection of Montes's interaction with the officer who initially detained him.

After he was removed to Mexico, Montes was robbed in Mexicali at knifepoint of a suitcase of clothing that friends had brought him, the lawsuit claims.

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Montes' defense claims that he was provided no explanation for his removal.

A statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says that Montes was arrested for "illegally entering the U.S.by climbing over the fence in downtown Calexico". Spokeswoman Jenny Burke said the department had no record of him renewing his DACA status after it expired in 2015, even though Montes' attorneys provided a copy of his work authorization card that showed his DACA status was valid through 2018. They must reapply every two years to keep their legal status, something his attorneys said he has done. Preciado said the lawsuit was filed to determine "what happened" in February and that they are unable to move forward without additional information.

King posted a photo of a beer on Twitter, saying "Border patrol, this one's for you". In the lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, lawyers claim that Montes had renewed his DACA status, a protection to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children initiated under the Obama administration, in 2016, which would keep him protected until 2018. He asked that the exact location of their home be withheld. But he also said he would give Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection agents more leeway to do what they thought was right, vastly expanding the scope of who should be considered a priority for deportation. Within hours, he was deported to Mexico, without a chance to see an immigration judge, counsel or review documents he had signed, his lawyers said in a statement.

Montes has a record: three traffic violations and a shoplifting charge. The organizations said at least 10 DREAMers are in federal custody. Montes sneaked back into the USA the next day - with his wallet this time - but got scared and turned himself in to CBP, the lawsuit says. In March, 22-year-old Daniela Vargas of MS was detained for two weeks after speaking out against her father's detention in a news conference.

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