Migration and customs agents in the United States of America apprehended a Mexican dreamer migrant in Oregon for no particular reason, human rights activists have said.
The culprit, Rodriguez Dominguez, has resided in the United States for the last 40 years and was apprehended at his residence by migration and customs protection officials without the issuance of an arrest warrant, the civil rights union in the state of Oregon said.
He was detained for the night at a detention centre in Tacoma and was granted bail on Monday afternoon.
The director of legal affairs for the body, Mat dos Santos, said the quick release of Rodriguez could be associated with the uproar that followed his eventual arrest. “The phone lines have been ringing non-stop since he was arrested. All through yesterday and today, calls have been coming in concerning the unwarranted arrest,” Mat disclosed in a statement to reporters. “Once again, the general public has stood up against unwanted policies and laws of the current administration, and they would have none of it.”
The union made his arrest known in a statement, saying that customs agents had come knocking on his door and whisked him away right in front of his petrified family.
The migration agency was yet to comment on the statement and nature of Dominguez’s arrest. Rodriguez moved to Portland from Morelia Michoacan in Mexico when he was only five years old and has lived in Portland ever since then, the human rights union said.
He graduated a student of information technology at the community college in Mt Hood, worked with a Latin television network, and even coached an elementary school soccer team. He was later given the status of “Dreamer” by the ex-president of the United States, Barack Obama under his action for children scheme, which permits illegal migrants who were raised in the United States to remain and seek employment.
The human rights union also said Dominguez was accused last year of the offence of driving under the influence of drugs but entered a probation program which he saw out in December after fulfilling all that was required of him.
The group said that was what led to his sudden apprehension.
“Even in the presence of all of Rodriguez’s aims to correct his past errors, the customs agency has taken a stance that even an offence as trivial as a DUI is enough to terminate any dreamer status one might have had,” executive director of the migration group in Oregon, Andrea Williams, said in a statement.
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