Daniel Ramirez Medina, 24, was to be released as soon as Wednesday after spending six weeks in immigration detention despite participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Ramirez Medina was arrested on Feb. 10 at an apartment complex where ICE officials had gone to arrest his father. Officials claim he admitted to affiliating with gangs. Ramirez Medina has denied the allegations.
Attorneys for Ramirez Medina have questioned whether ICE officials misinterpreted a tattoo which reads “La Paz BCS” as a gang tattoo. The lawyers claimed the tattoo is in reference to the city in which Ramirez Medina was born, La Paz, Baja California Sur. The lawyers have made claims that the arrest violated the constitutional right to due process and unreasonable search and seizure of their client. Last week a federal judge upheld the decision not to release him. Ramirez Medina has been approved to be freed until his next immigration court hearing upon making bail.