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'Dreamer' Arrested After Press Conference Set for Release From Detention

'Dreamer' Arrested After Press Conference Set for Release From Detention

Many, including her lawyers, feared that Vargas would be immediately deported.

"I don't understand why they don't want me", Vargas said in a statement to ABC News after she was arrested.

"Until that's granted, I'm not going to feel secure about her release", Peterson said.

Vargas' latest permit expired in November, and she hadn't been able to pay the $495 renewal fee until February, when she reapplied, according to Peterson.

Vargas, who was born in Argentina and brought to the United States by her parents when she was seven years old, is being detained at the LaSalle Detention Center in Louisiana.

Vargas went to high school in Morton, Mississippi, attended a community college and then enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi, having twice obtained protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. At a news conference in Jackson, Mississippi, Vargas said a path to citizenship was "necessary for DACA recipients, but also for the other 11 million undocumented people with dreams". Vargas was earlier arrested after criticizing US immigration policy in a press conference.




Shortly after, her friend was pulled over by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Vargas was detained.

Peterson says she expects Vargas to return to MS, where she was arrested by ICE agents on March 1.

This week, we get to tell you that it looks like she will be released from detention. According to her lawyers she could not renew it on time due to financial constraints. Government sources said after her arrest that she was not entitled to a hearing because she was considered a "visa waiver overstay" - the status she had prior to registering under DACA.

Danielle says that her father has never been charged with a crime here in the USA, her brother, just a shoplifting charge.

On Friday morning, her attorneys said Vargas would be released under an order of supervision.

Her attorneys said she still is under an order of supervision that for now requires her to check-in next month with her local ICE office. This is direct retaliation for her speaking out at the event.

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