For weeks, immigrant rights groups had searched for the right case to highlight their battle against President Trump’s get-tough immigration policy. They think they’ve found it this week in Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez, a Dreamer who went public with his story that he was deported despite having been approved under the Obama administration’s temporary amnesty.
Top Democrats in Washington seized on the case, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling Mr. Montes outstanding and saying his deportation was a disgrace to American values. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, demanded explanations, saying Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly had personally promised last month that nobody approved under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy would be deported by the Trump administration.
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Immigrant rights activists rallied outside a Homeland Security Department office in Washington on Wednesday, demanding that Mr. Montes be reimported from Mexico.
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