WASHINGTON ― A 22-year-old “Dreamer” ― a woman covered under a program established by then-President Barack Obama for some young undocumented immigrants ― spent a week locked up and fearing deportation because of a mistake by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, the agency confirmed Thursday.
ICE released Riccy Enriquez Perdomo later Thursday evening.
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The officers had detained her last week when she went to an immigration office in Louisville, Kentucky, to help someone from her church post bond. She told the officers she was allowed to stay in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but they didn’t listen, according to her family members and immigration advocates.
ICE officials said in a statement that officers searched for Enriquez’s information in their databases and
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