As of 2015, (click here) Mississippi had 72,258 people living within it's borders were foreign born. Of that less than two-thirds were noncitizen (without naturalization papers). That number 72,258 equates to about 2.4 percent of all Citizens.
Ms. Vargas had status in DACA since 2012, renewed in 2014, but, fell short of funds needed (nearly $500) to file again in 2016. She currently refiled with her paid fee and the case is pending. But, technically is not a noncitizen of Argentine origins, although she hardly remembers her native home.
Ms. Vargas is a Dreamer and needs to remain in the USA to carry out her plans of an advanced education that will benefit the USA.
March 1, 2017
By Jennie Jarvie
A 22-year-old immigrant (click here) who was in the process of renewing her status to remain in the country legally was detained by immigration agents Wednesday shortly after she spoke at a news conference of her hope that “Dreamers” and other immigrants be given a path to citizenship.
Daniela Vargas, an Argentine citizen who was brought to the county when she was 7 and later received protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Jackson, Miss., as she and a friend drove from a rally and news conference, according to her attorney, Abigail Peterson.
Two law enforcement vehicles pulled over Vargas and her friend just minutes after they left the event organized by immigration attorneys, pastors and activists outside Jackson City Hall. According to her friend, Peterson said, four officers opened the doors to her friend’s car, took Vargas out, handcuffed her and took her into custody.
“They asked questions like, ‘Do you know who we are?’” Peterson said. “‘You know why we’re here?’”...