Undocumented Reporter Jose Antonio Vargas Detained At The Border

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  1. City Extra

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    Undocumented Reporter Jose Antonio Vargas Detained At The Border

    Jose Antonio Vargas, perhaps the most prominent undocumented immigrant to come out about his legal status, was detained trying to leave a Texas border town Tuesday morning. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials at the McAllen, Texas airport require travelers to carry visas as well government-issued identification cards. Vargas only had a Fillipino passport and a copy of the Constitution. TSA officials turned Vargas over to the Border Patrol where he remains detained. Earlier this week, Vargas traveled to McAllen with United We Dream to document the unaccompanied children crisis, but only found out once he got there that he would ...


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    Famed journalist, activist detained by U.S. Border Patrol

    Jose Antonio Vargas, a prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years, has been detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents at a South Texas airport. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora says Vargas was in custody Tuesday morning, but he had no other details. Vargas had been in the border city of McAllen for several days as part of a vigil drawing attention to the plight of unaccompanied immigrant children and families coming into the U.S. illegally. On Tuesday morning, Vargas tweeted: "About to go thru security at McAllen ...


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    Undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas arrested at border

    Jose Antonio Vargas, the award-winning journalist and activist who famously “came out” as an undocumented immigrant in 2011, has been arrested and detained at the U.S. border with Mexico in Texas, according to Vargas’ Twitter feed as well as the Huffington Post. Vargas was near the border to report on the ongoing humanitarian crisis happening there. As he told HuffPo recently, however, he realized upon arrival that the level of security in the region would make it potentially difficult for him to return home without risking arrest and deportation. “I’m going to fly out of here, I haven’t decided exactly ...


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    Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas detained by US border officials

    The Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and undocumented US resident Jose Antonio Vargas was detained in Texas on Tuesday while attempting to leave the border city of McAllen following a trip he made there to visit a center where other migrants without papers are being held. Vargas, who has been a prominent campaigner for the rights of undocumented migrants, was stopped at the airport in McAllen, questioned by border patrol agents and later released, reportedly with an order to appear before an immigration judge. He had been visiting McAllen for the passt few days as part of a vigil to highlight the ...


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    Jose Antonio Vargas, Gay Undocumented Journalist, Arrested at Texas Border

    Out, undocumented Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested Tuesday morning as he tried to leave McAllen, Texas and catch a flight to Los Angeles for a screening of his film Documented, according to the immigration advocacy group United We Dream. Vargas flew down to the border town to witness first hand and stand with the unaccompanied children fleeing Central America, stuck between safety in the US and wild gang violence at home. As we reported yesterday, initially almost everyone but Vargas was expecting him to be detained if he tried to leave McAllen without the proper papers to ...


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    Immigration leader, reporter detained at airport

    Jose Antonio Vargas, an outspoken and high-profile immigration rights advocate, was detained in Houston before he boarded a plane for Los Angeles. Advertisements Border Patrol took custody of Pulitzer-prize winning Vargas as he tried to return to Los Angeles to visit friends and co-workers. He was in Texas researching the child refugee crisis along the US-Mexican border and did not release he would have to cross a Border protection checkpoint before leaving. Vargas outed himself as an illegal immigrant in a 2011 Time cover story. He travels on a Philippines passport, although it does not have a U.S. Visa. Since ...


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    Undocumented Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained At The Border

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested Tuesday after attempting to board a plane out of McAllen, Texas, according to United We Dream, an immigration advocacy group. On July 10, Vargas, who is an undocumented immigrant, flew to the small border town with a camera crew from his own organization, Define American. Vargas, like many other immigration activists, was there to interview and film undocumented minors fleeing escalating violence in their home countries in Central America. But what Vargas didn't know is that in order to leave the border town, he would need to pass through an interior U.S. ...


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    UPDATE: Juan Antonio Vargas taken into Border Patrol custody near McAllen, Texas

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Juan Antonio Vargas, who, last year, revealed that he was an undocumented alien who had been living in the US since the age of 12, was taken into Border Patrol custody near McAllen, Texas this morning. ... A blurry photo shows Mr. Vargas in handcuffs ... Since revealing his undocumented status, Mr. Vargas has become an outspoken advocate for the rights of undocumented immigrants, particularly the Dreamers, like himself, who were brought here as children by their parents. Because of McAllen's proximity to the border, the airport there has Border Patrol checkpoints. Unlike with TSA checkpoints, Border ...


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    Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained by U.S. Border Officials

    The Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and undocumented migrant Jose Antonio Vargas was apparently detained in Texas on Tuesday, while attempting to leave the border city of McAllen following a trip he made there to visit a center where other migrants without papers are being held. In an article he wrote for Politico magazine last week, Vargas said that before he went to McAllen, he didn't realize he might not be able to leave, because of security intended to prevent undocumented migrants who cross the border going elsewhere in the US. There are immigration checkpoints set up on roads within 45 miles ...


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    Gay undocumented journalist detained by Border Patrol in Texas

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who is openly gay, was arrested Tuesday after attempting to board a plane out of McAllen, Texas, according to United We Dream, an immigration advocacy group. On July 10, Vargas, who is an undocumented immigrant, flew to the small border town with a camera crew from his own organization, Define American. Vargas, like many other immigration activists, was there to interview and film undocumented minors fleeing escalating violence in their home countries in Central America. But what Vargas didn't know is that in order to leave the border town, he would need to pass ...


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    Immigration activist Vargas detained at U.S. border

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was freed Tuesday after being detained several hours by U.S. border officials in Texas, according to his advocacy group, Define American. Early Tuesday, Vargas tweeted that he was "about to go thru security at McAllen Airport. I don't know what's going to happen." He also tweeted that his only ID was his "Philippine passport and my pocketbook US Constitution." Vargas, 33, became an immigration sensation in 2011 when he revealed that he was an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine. He arrived in McAllen several ...


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    Journalist-turned-immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas released after border detention

    Jose Antonio Vargas, the former journalist who has spent the past few years crusading on behalf of fellow undocumented immigrants, was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents Tuesday and held for much of the day after trying to leave a Texas border town without a valid U.S. visa. Vargas was taken into custody Tuesday morning at McAllen-Miller International Airport and was held for about eight hours until his early-evening release. He received a notice to appear before an immigration judge. “As an unaccompanied child migrant myself, I came to McAllen, Texas, to shed a light on children who ...


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    Journalist, activist Jose Antonio Vargas detained by US Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas

    Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, immigration activist and America’s most famous undocumented immigrant, has been detained at the airport in McAllen, Texas, according to his nonproft, Define American. The Pulitzer-winning journalist is being held at a detention center at the airport after attempting to fly out of the city. Vargas was in town to document what’s going on in the shelters for young migrants who have flooded the border. He told me this weekend, in an interview Sunday, that because he has traveled so extensively throughout the country, including on the border in California, he didn’t recognize that travel in McAllen ...


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    Journalist, activist detained by US Border Patrol

    I don't know what's going to happen." At the McAllen airport, Border Patrol agents stand beside Transportation Security Administration agents checking documentation, even for domestic flights.


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    Journalist, activist detained by US Border Patrol

    I don't know what's going to happen." At the McAllen airport, Border Patrol agents stand beside Transportation Security Administration agents checking documentation, even for domestic flights.


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    Journalist, activist detained by US Border Patrol

    But at McAllen/Miller International Airport, Border Patrol agents stand alongside Transportation Security Administration personnel to check documentation — even for domestic flights. On Tuesday morning, Vargas tweeted: "About to go thru security at ...


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    Undocumented Filipino activist detained in Texas

    At the city's airport, only a few miles from the border, Border Patrol agents stand beside Transportation Security Administration agents to check documentation, even for domestic flights. On Tuesday morning, Vargas tweeted: "About to go thru security at ...


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    Journalist, activist detained by US Border Patrol

    At the city's airport, only a few miles from the border, Border Patrol agents stand beside Transportation Security Administration agents to check documentation, even for domestic flights. On Tuesday morning, Vargas tweeted: "About to go thru security at ...


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    Journalist, activist detained by US Border Patrol

    But at McAllen/Miller International Airport, Border Patrol agents stand alongside Transportation Security Administration personnel to check documentation — even for domestic flights. On Tuesday morning, Vargas tweeted: "About to go thru security at ...


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    Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

    But at McAllen/Miller International Airport, Vargas knew he could have problems. Border Patrol agents stand alongside Transportation Security Administration personnel to check documentation — even for domestic flights and he was carrying only a passport ...


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    Journalist, activist detained by US Border Patrol

    I don't know what's going to happen." At the McAllen airport, Border Patrol agents stand beside Transportation Security Administration agents checking documentation, even for domestic flights.


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    Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

    But at McAllen/Miller International Airport, Vargas knew he could have problems. Border Patrol agents stand alongside Transportation Security Administration personnel to check documentation — even for domestic flights and he was carrying only a passport ...


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    Famed journalist, activist released by U.S. Border Patrol

    The U.S. Border Patrol has released prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas after detaining him at a South Texas airport for being in the country illegally. Vargas was attempting to fly from the Texas border city of McAllen to Los Angeles Tuesday morning, when he was detained going through security. Vargas has been living in the U.S. illegally since he was 12 years old. He was traveling on his Philippines passport. A spokeswoman for Define American, Vargas' advocacy group confirmed his release Tuesday afternoon. Vargas had been visiting the border city for several days as part ...


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    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Released After Being Detained in Texas

    America’s most famous undocumented immigrant, former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, has been released after being taken into custody Tuesday by the Border Patrol in McAllen, Texas. Vargas, who made a movie about his limbo status in the United States and came out publicly as an undocumented immigrant, has previously said he knew he was subject to deportation. But Tuesday, his fears almost came true. Vargas came to the U.S. from the Philippines as a boy, sent to live with his grandmother. He said he did not know he was here illegally until he applied ...


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    Journalist well-known as undocumented immigrant detained at border airport

    Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who is perhaps the best-known undocumented immigrant in the United States, was detained by federal agents for much of the day Tuesday after trying to leave a Texas border town without a valid U.S. visa. Vargas was taken into custody Tuesday morning by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at McAllen-Miller International Airport and held for about eight hours “after he stated that he was in the country illegally,” according to a Department of Homeland Security statement. He was given a notice to appear before an immigration judge. “As an unaccompanied child migrant ...


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    Immigrant activist, journalist detained at McAllen airport

    After days of showing support to the unaccompanied minors and volunteering at Sacred Heart Church in downtown McAllen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigrant activist Jose Antonio Vargas began receiving text messages and tweets from friends from around the country. Many of the messages were of support but also of concern for Vargas — a man without legal immigration status in the U.S. — on just how he planned on leaving the Rio Grande Valley. He’d come to McAllen to participate in a vigil outside the downtown immigrant aid center at Sacred Heart Church in support of their cause. Vargas had ...


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