Dreamer Deported Under Trump Files Court Briefing Admitting He Violated The Rules

Dreamer Deported Under Trump Files Court Briefing Admitting He Violated The Rules

Young illegal aliens protected under Mr. Obama’s illegal DACA, deferred action for childhood arrivals, have been deported under Mr. Obama for violations of the law. But, that wasn’t a big deal then. When one is deported under Mr. Trump? Big deal. The case Juan Manuel Montes has gotten fun

First DREAMer deported under Trump files court documents disputing administration’s account

Lawyers for the only known DREAMer deported by the Trump administration filed supporting statements in court Friday from people on both sides of the Mexican border who corroborate Juan Manuel Montes’ account that immigration agents wrongly forced him across the border.

The court filings include statements from the last people to see the 23-year-old Montes in the U.S. and the first people to see him in Mexico after he was deported by Customs and Border Protection agents shortly after midnight on Feb. 19 from Calexico, Calif., where he lived with his family since age 9.

Montes, an undocumented immigrant who had protections against deportation under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), said he had just finished dinner with a friend and was hailing a ride home when he was seized by agents on the street and forced across the border.

Isn’t it illegal to lie in court documents?

The Department of Homeland Security said it has no record that agents deported Montes that night. Instead, the department said, Montes crossed the border into Mexico voluntarily, immediately revoking his DACA status, which shields undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

When this issue first came up, and now with the court filings, there doesn’t seem to be any reason why CBP would snatch up Montes and drop him across the border with not court order on their own. That’s a pretty quick way to, at a minimum, losing their jobs and pensions.

Here’s where it gets really fun

Both sides agree on what happened next: Montes tried to re-enter the following night by jumping the border wall, was caught by Border Patrol agents and deported back to Mexico.

So, in the court filing, Montes admits he broke federal law by jumping the wall. That’s a pretty simple case.

Ever since he was deported, Montes has been living with relatives in western Mexico. In an April interview with USA TODAY, he said he was eager to get back home to continue his education and reunite with his family. And he said he was still shocked that he had fallen victim to Trump’s deportation machine.

“Some people told me that they were going to deport me; others said nothing would happen,” Montes said at the time. “I thought that if I kept my nose clean nothing would happen.”

Trump’s deportation machine. 365 were deported while Obama was in office. Here’s a hint: you’re in our nation illegally. Act like it. Don’t think you’re entitled to be here.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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