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'Dreamer' in Washington state still faces deportation as attorneys accuse immigration agents of deception

'Dreamer' in Washington state still faces deportation as attorneys accuse immigration agents of deception

A federal magistrate has refused to release from custody a 23-year-old Mexican immigrant whose case has drawn an international audience — first, because he has been accepted in a program that shields “Dreamers” from deportation, and now because his attorneys allege officials altered documents to make him look guilty.

Attorneys for Daniel Ramirez Medina also argue that federal agents lied about statements Ramirez made in custody and inaccurately described a tattoo on his forearm as a gang tattoo.

Judge James Donohue did not address those issues but ordered a bond hearing for Ramirez before an immigration court. “I'm not going to tell the immigration judge...

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