Mississippi Immigrant Rights advocates are celebrating the release of an immigrant arrested in Jackson, after speaking at a news conference. But it's unclear what lies ahead for the 22-year old.
Daniela Vargas is back in Mississippi, after being held in Louisiana, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Her attorney Abby Peterson says Vargas is under an order of supervision and could still be deported.
"It means that you're released even though you have an outstanding order of removal and that they will subject you to certain types of supervision," said Peterson.
Agents arrested Vargas, after she spoke at a news conference about President Trump's immigration policies March 1st. Her parents brought Vargas to the U.S. from Argentina, when she was seven under a visa waiver program. The family overstayed the 90 day visa, which means she isn't entitled to a hearing. Vargas' attorney and several organizations filed petitions for a hearing. The case also drew international media coverage and support from Congressman Bennie Thompson. Attorney Peterson.
"So we think that it's on the basis of those findings that she was released that and in combination with all of the public support and pressure," said Peterson.
Bill Chandler is with the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance. He says Vargas will need their support.
"We're very happy that she's released and we're going to continue to support her in every way we can because she still has a long road to hoe," said Chandler.
Vargas has applied for DACA status, which would allow her to go to college without fear of deportation. She's scheduled to check-in at the local ICE office in Pearl next month.