Border patrol agents are reportedly detaining DACA recipients at immigration checkpoints to “verify” their DACA status, according to a Facebook post from La Union Del Pueblo Entero on Monday.
Close to 10 DACA recipients are currently detained and it is unknown when they will be released, as reported by The Monitor.
“We have received reports that border patrol is detaining DACA beneficiaries at checkpoints to supposedly ‘verify’ their DACA,” LUPE posted on Facebook in Spanish. “We are asking local officials to take action to stop this practice. It’s important for DACA beneficiaries to know their rights when dealing with immigration officials. It is also important that they know DACA is valid until the expiration date on their work permit.”
To learn more about DACA and your rights, visit DefendDaca.com.