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The U.S. Has Detained a Mexican Immigrant in Seattle Covered by Obama's DACA Program

-- by Dan Levine and Christina Cooke, Reuters:

U.S. immigration authorities have detained a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child and given a work permit during the Obama administration, according to a lawsuit challenging the detention in Seattle federal court.

The man's lawyers say this could be the first time under U.S. President Donald Trump that a person covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has been taken into immigration custody. The program was established in 2012 by Democratic President Barack Obama to allow those brought to the country while young to attend school and work.

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