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With WaPo Approval, Illegal Alien Reporter Used Fake ID to Report From White House
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 06/22/2011 11:04:51 AM PDT by kristinn

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitizer prize winning reporter who has worked for the Washington Post and Huffington Post, has revealed that he is an illegal alien in a coordinated media push with the New York Times and ABC News seeking amnesty for illegal aliens like him.

Vargas also revealed that he breached White House security by using a fake ID, including when he covered a state dinner. And that a superior at the Washington Post knew and approved of his actions.

Vargas made the revelations in an article he authored published in the upcoming New York Times Sunday Magazine.

Vargas writes that at age 12 he was sent to America from the Philippines by his mother to live with his naturalized American citizen grandparents. His grandfather Lolo, repeatedly broke the law to get Vargas in the U.S. and to keep him here, Vargas writes

One day when I was 16, I rode my bike to the nearby D.M.V. office to get my driver’s permit. Some of my friends already had their licenses, so I figured it was time. But when I handed the clerk my green card as proof of U.S. residency, she flipped it around, examining it. “This is fake,” she whispered. “Don’t come back here again.”

Confused and scared, I pedaled home and confronted Lolo. I remember him sitting in the garage, cutting coupons. I dropped my bike and ran over to him, showing him the green card. “Peke ba ito?” I asked in Tagalog. (“Is this fake?”) My grandparents were naturalized American citizens — he worked as a security guard, she as a food server — and they had begun supporting my mother and me financially when I was 3, after my father’s wandering eye and inability to properly provide for us led to my parents’ separation. Lolo was a proud man, and I saw the shame on his face as he told me he purchased the card, along with other fake documents, for me. “Don’t show it to other people,” he warned...

...The “uncle” who brought me here turned out to be a coyote, not a relative, my grandfather later explained. Lolo scraped together enough money — I eventually learned it was $4,500, a huge sum for him — to pay him to smuggle me here under a fake name and fake passport. (I never saw the passport again after the flight and have always assumed that the coyote kept it.) After I arrived in America, Lolo obtained a new fake Filipino passport, in my real name this time, adorned with a fake student visa, in addition to the fraudulent green card.

Using the fake passport, we went to the local Social Security Administration office and applied for a Social Security number and card. It was, I remember, a quick visit. When the card came in the mail, it had my full, real name, but it also clearly stated: “Valid for work only with I.N.S. authorization.”

When I began looking for work, a short time after the D.M.V. incident, my grandfather and I took the Social Security card to Kinko’s, where he covered the “I.N.S. authorization” text with a sliver of white tape. We then made photocopies of the card. At a glance, at least, the copies would look like copies of a regular, unrestricted Social Security card.

Later, with the help of sympathetic teachers, Vargas obtained a drivers license in Oregon using subterfuge and a fake Social Security card.

Vargas parlayed his illegally obtained identification documents into a job at the Washinton Post. He writes he confided in a superior, Peter Perl, who allowed him to continue working at the Post as an illegal alien in violation of the law.

About four months into my job as a reporter for The Post, I began feeling increasingly paranoid, as if I had “illegal immigrant” tattooed on my forehead — and in Washington, of all places, where the debates over immigration seemed never-ending. I was so eager to prove myself that I feared I was annoying some colleagues and editors — and worried that any one of these professional journalists could discover my secret. The anxiety was nearly paralyzing. I decided I had to tell one of the higher-ups about my situation. I turned to Peter.

By this time, Peter, who still works at The Post, had become part of management as the paper’s director of newsroom training and professional development. One afternoon in late October, we walked a couple of blocks to Lafayette Square, across from the White House. Over some 20 minutes, sitting on a bench, I told him everything: the Social Security card, the driver’s license, Pat and Rich, my family.

Peter was shocked. “I understand you 100 times better now,” he said. He told me that I had done the right thing by telling him, and that it was now our shared problem. He said he didn’t want to do anything about it just yet. I had just been hired, he said, and I needed to prove myself. “When you’ve done enough,” he said, “we’ll tell Don and Len together.” (Don Graham is the chairman of The Washington Post Company; Leonard Downie Jr. was then the paper’s executive editor.) A month later, I spent my first Thanksgiving in Washington with Peter and his family.

In the five years that followed, I did my best to “do enough.” I was promoted to staff writer, reported on video-game culture, wrote a series on Washington’s H.I.V./AIDS epidemic and covered the role of technology and social media in the 2008 presidential race. I visited the White House, where I interviewed senior aides and covered a state dinner — and gave the Secret Service the Social Security number I obtained with false documents.

Vargas writes that he explored his legal options when he was younger. When told he would have to leave the U.S. and be banned from returning for ten years, he opted to break the law. Now he is running a propaganda campaign for illegal aliens with help from his friends in the media.

A big concern though, is the security breach at the White House of someone using falsified documents to gain access to the president. Jeff Gannon was crucified by the liberals and the media for using a pseudonym, but not fake documents, when he was a White House reporter. There were calls for Congressional investigations into how Gannon gained access to the White House, even though Gannon used his given name, James Guckert, to obtain clearance to enter the White House.

Vargas' case, however, does cry out for investigations and prosecutions. Who else is in the media isusing fake identification documents to gain access to the White House and the president? Who else has the Washington Post helped to breach government security with fake credentials?

Vargas is rolling out a group called DefineAmerican with which he is campaigning for the DREAM act for illegal aliens. He also has a video clip on YouTube where he makes his case.

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To: Keith in Iowa

“Is he a registered Democrat? How many times has he voted?”

Hope Levin has Landmark file suit to find out. and then files suit against WaPo and everyone right down the line. All the Conservative groups should get on this because it can easily bring the whole Dem machine down.

The repercussions to this are incredible.

41 posted on 06/22/2011 12:13:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: kristinn

This guy again? I just posted his New York Slimes whinefest. Lemmee see, he works for the WaPo, so wonder if he (illegally) votes Dem? Hmmmmmm . . .

42 posted on 06/22/2011 12:20:38 PM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: spaced

We already have an illegal alien in the White House, what’s one more

43 posted on 06/22/2011 12:23:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

If I were Obama, and knew that Al Qaeda had my name at the very top of a revenge killing list, I would not be so cavalier about guys with fake ID’s getting into my house on credentials supplied by the media.

44 posted on 06/22/2011 12:27:00 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: EEGator

I was wondering if anyone would get the Jack Sparrow reference.

45 posted on 06/22/2011 12:29:24 PM PDT by Jeff Vader (Palin 2012)
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To: kristinn

Attention all terrorists: THIS IS A MUST READ. LOL

Our politicians won’t do squat with this guy.

46 posted on 06/22/2011 12:30:18 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: All


47 posted on 06/22/2011 12:32:30 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Jeff Vader
I wonder if we can get a list of these “laws” that are more like guidelines.

Here ya go...

48 posted on 06/22/2011 12:35:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: kristinn

The man should be arrested and charged immediately. His supervisor should also be arrested and charged as well for aiding and abetting as well as anyone else who knew of this lawlessness and turned a blind eye. The Secret Service needs to see some heads roll as well for botching a background check. The newspaper should see its White house credentials pulled for a long period of time as punishment for such an egregious act and total disrespect for the rule of law by its supposedly trusted employees.

49 posted on 06/22/2011 12:37:22 PM PDT by Ron H. (The world may change but Gods word and commandments remain the same.)
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To: kevkrom
Vargas, or Obama?

LOL!! Beat me to it, but I had to finish some online training.

50 posted on 06/22/2011 12:47:39 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: USNBandit
Ok, gotta one up ya, try this one on for size.

The wife and I were sitting at a red light here in Houston, it was raining like crazy.

I look over, past the flooded ditch and see a sign.

It read, “Sugarberry Farms housing development”.

The next line read, “No documentas, no problemos”.

If the ditch hadn't had about 3ft of water, I’dda hopped out and grabbed the sign as evidence that this Houston liberal sanctuary society is making me freakin crazy!!

51 posted on 06/22/2011 12:49:59 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: kristinn

I think Vargas needs to find out how paranoid he can feel behind bars. After that, he needs to be deported and never let back in. If his Grandfather is still alive, he needs to be jailed, lose his naturalized status and if he survives his incarceration, deported.

I hate stories like this because they’re designed to evoke sympathy. They should instead infuriate any law abiding American to the point that our legislators understand that if they don’t do something about this problem, the people will and when they’re done doing it, the legislators had better be gone as well.

52 posted on 06/22/2011 12:54:57 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..


53 posted on 06/22/2011 12:56:36 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

I wish he could’ve gotten a little closer.

54 posted on 06/22/2011 12:59:20 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: kristinn

Throw him out.

55 posted on 06/22/2011 1:04:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: kristinn

I’d say unbelieveable..........but it’s not.

56 posted on 06/22/2011 1:09:06 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: Mr. Jazzy
If this is true, the Washington Post and all other organizations that this man has used to enter the White House should be banned from further press corps activity. The Secret Service should also come under Congressional scrutiny for allowing this individual to come into such close and constant contact with the President.



57 posted on 06/22/2011 1:11:48 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: kristinn

This guy will probably win a Pulitzer Prize. Winners are often those who cause the biggest breach in US national security, and the security breach here and illegal alien sob story angle might prove irresistible to the prize committee.

58 posted on 06/22/2011 1:20:20 PM PDT by Will88
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To: apillar
Murders say the first one is difficult and does things to your mind, the subsequent ones get easier and easier.
59 posted on 06/22/2011 1:31:40 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: kristinn

Just posted this on Stand With Arizona. Already 135 comments in 7 minutes. Excellent job on this. Issa better get his claws into this. Remember what a media frenzy resulted from the Salahi WH party crash? That had no actual crimes involved. But you know the media won't touch this.


60 posted on 06/22/2011 1:36:23 PM PDT by montag813 (SECURE THE DAMN BORDER!
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