Following her speech a 22-year-old girl was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials on Wednesday.
Daniela Vargas, a dreamer that came to the U.S. from Argentina when she was just seven years old, spoke during a press conference in front of city hall in Jackson, Miss.
According to The Associate Press, her lawyer said that ICE officials pulled her over and detained her as she was driving home.
Vargas spoke about her fears of being deported during her speech, saying that her dream was to stay in the U.S. and become a university math professor.
She also state that she was tired of hiding, saying that she had come out of hiding to give her speech at the press conference. Her statement comes after her brother and her father were detained.
“Today, my father and brother await deportation while I continue to fight this battle as a Dreamer to help contribute to this country, which I feel is very much my country,” she said.
Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin was infuriated with the actions taken by ICE officials, calling the incident “disturbing.”
“I’m in touch with @DHSgov for more info about this case. Disturbing that ICE may have followed her from an immigration press conference.”
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) March 1, 2017
Vargas’ attorney also said that she was in the process of renewing her Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is required to be renewed every two years.
She ended her speech on a sad note that expresses the fear of over 11 million immigrants.
“Now, I’m not so sure my dream will continue to develop. A path for citizenship is necessary for DACA recipients but also for the other 11 million undocumented people with dreams.”