Jose Antonio Vargas Released From Border Patrol Custody

Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted: 07/15/2014

Jose Antonio Vargas, the nation’s most prominent undocumented immigrant, was released from U.S. Border Patrol custody on Tuesday. He had been detained for several hours after attempting to board a flight in the small border town of McAllen, Texas.

“I’ve been released by Border Patrol. I want to thank everyone who stands by me and the undocumented immigrants of south Texas and across the country,” he said in a statement. “Our daily lives are filled with fear in simple acts such as getting on an airplane to go home to our family. With Congress failing to act on immigration reform, and President Obama weighing his options on executive action, the critical question remains: how do we define American?”

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Author: UI