Skip to comments.ICE decides not to detain Jose Antonio Vargas
Posted on 10/07/2012 8:41:17 AM PDT by Menehune56
Jose Antonio Vargas, the writer and activist who went public last year with his status as an undocumented immigrant, was arrested for a driving infraction in Minnesota on Friday, but federal immigration authorities did not detain him or take any other action, officials said Saturday. Vargas, a former Washington Post reporter who revealed his status in The New York Times Magazine and touched off a debate in the journalistic community, was initially pulled over by a state trooper for driving while wearing head phones, Eric Roeske, public information officer for the Minnesota state patrol, told POLITICO.
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Did we dePort POTUS’ bum aunt or drunk driver uncle yet...?
Obvious politics. The WH may not be directly involved, but I bet the regional ICE manager knew how upstairs would want this one played.
The aunt has been given asylum, and the uncle currently has a stay of deportation. He too will be given asylum eventually.
ICE is also refusing to answer calls from Arizona. Mindboggling stupidity. ICE couldn’t find an illegal in a Mexican protest parade.
As background on Mr. Vargas, his family is from the Philippines and sent him to the U.S. to live with family members when he was growing up. I am guessing he would meet the Obama directed "Dreamer" status, but I don't know how his ID fraud works into that.
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