The agent had asked for an ID, which Montes had left in a friend's vehicle, according to the National Immigration Law Center (NILC).
Montes, who has lived in the United States since he was 9 years old, had received protected status under former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - DACA - program, said Nora A. Preciado, a staff attorney at the Los Angeles-based National Immigration Law Center.
A case involving a man who was deported to Mexico despite having permission to be in the USA under a program that shields young immigrants has landed in the courtroom of a judge whose impartiality was questioned by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign because of his Mexican heritage. Lawyers for the Dreamer said in a complaint that Border Patrol agents pressured him to sign documents approving his removal that he did not understand, and they didn't provide him copies, allow him to see a lawyer or put him before a judge.
Montes first arrived in the U.S.at the age of nine, and had been working in agriculture and studying welding at local community college when he was picked up by a Border Patrol agent in Calexico. The attorneys said Montes qualified for DACA in 2014 and renewed his status for two years in 2016.
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Trump has been evasive regarding Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III's dislike of DACA. I miss school. And I want to continue to work toward better opportunities.
Within hours, in the middle of the night, Montes was physically removed to Mexicali, Mexico, according to the lawsuit. "But most of all, I miss my family, and I have hope that I will be able to go back so I can be with them again". "Border Patrol, this one's for you", King tweeted, with a photo of a beer.
USA Today said its review of federal records indicates that Montes is the first person enrolled in the program to be deported by the Trump administration. Its lawsuit seeks records on why their client was deported, alleging that immigration officials violated the Freedom of Information Act for failure to respond to its request beyond acknowledging receipt. "We'll be coming out with policy on that over the next period of four weeks". "No one should have to file a lawsuit to find out what happened to them". He then worked two years picking crops in California and Arizona.
While Trump has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration, he also left Obama's DACA program in place.