Trials and Arbitration

Mexican man arrested despite protected status to be released

A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was expected to be released from custody as soon as Wednesday pending deportation proceedings, his lawyers said.

It comes after Judge John Odell in Tacoma approved freeing Daniel Ramirez Medina, 24, until his next immigration court hearing. Immigration agents arrested him last month in suburban Seattle, saying he acknowledged affiliating with gangs. Officials then revoked his protected status.

Ramirez adamantly denies any gang ties or making any such admission. He spent 40 minutes answering...

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