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Jose Antonio Vargas

Detentions A ‘Risk’ Faced By Undocumented U.S. Migrants: Activist

Washington (AFP) — Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas said Wednesday his detention by U.S. border agents in Texas was just an example of the risks that undocumented immigrants face every day in America. Vargas, 33, a Philippines-born prize-winning journalist, was handcuffed and questioned by Border Patrol officers Tuesday as he prepared to board a domestic […]

July 16, 2014

Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained At Texas Airport

By Stacey Leasca, Javier Panzar, and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times MCALLEN, Texas — Prominent journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained at McAllen-Miller International Airport in Texas on Tuesday. Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, tweeted that he was going to go through security carrying a pocket version of the U.S. Constitution and his […]

July 15, 2014

Celebrated Journalist Comes Out as Undocumented Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas dropped a bombshell on the political and media worlds this morning when he acknowledged publicly that he is an illegal immigrant. The journalist has done work for The New Yorker and The Washington Post, amongst other publications, and this week began a campaign to redefine what it means to be American. His […]

June 22, 2011