The United States is a country that people see as a place of opportunity. People come here for a chance at a better future, but with Donald Trump in charge that chance seems to be obsolete.
In the latest injustice in Trump’s America, according to an examination, Federal agents have deported the first “Dreamer” of President Trump’s tenure so far
Juan Manuel Montes arrived in the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 9. He applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama era policy that lets qualifying undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children obtain work permits and relief from deportation based on their migratory status.
“Some people told me that they were going to deport me; others said nothing would happen,” Montes said from his relatives’ home in western Mexico.
“I thought that if I kept my nose clean nothing would happen,” he added, requesting the exact location of his whereabouts remain unknown.
USA Today reported that a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) officer approached Montes, 23, the evening of Feb. 17 in Calexico, Calif.
At that point Montes did not have his wallet on him, meaning he could not display his ID or DACA status during the encounter.
Just hours after the encounter Montes was back at his home country where he was told by agents that he could not retrieve his documents.
During the election Trump made a promise that he would end the DACA program but has since been sympathetic of the young people benefiting from it.
“DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me,” he said in February, adding he hoped to tackle the issue “with heart.”
So much for focusing on criminals.