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Girl, 10, Gets Emotional Reunion With Dad At LAX After Making Plea To Pope Francis
CBSLA.com) ^ | March 29, 2014 11:28 PM | Brittney Hopper

Posted on 03/30/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 10-year-old Panorama City girl got her prayers answered Saturday during an emotional reunion at LAX with her dad.

The girl, Jersey Vargas, had gone to the Vatican with a group who met with the Pope hoping to get the pontiff to speak to President Obama to move on immigration reform.

Her father, Mario Vargas-Lopez, had been held in a Louisiana detention facility. He’s an undocumented immigrant who was in custody in Tennessee for a DUI since last September.

Before Jersey left with the delegation, she told Associated Press, in Spanish, that her big wish was for her dad to come home. A relative saw Jersey on TV making her plea to the pontiff and helped with his $5,000 bond, according to AP.

Brittney Hopper, reporting for KCAL9, was at LAX Saturday for the emotional reunion between father and daughter.

“It was very emotional,” Hopper reported, “lots of crying, lots of hugging.”

Their reunion was two years in the making. Prior to being detained, he went to Tennessee to work and send money back to the family in California.

“It was the best thing ever,” Jersey said, choking back tears, “I didn’t celebrate my birthdays because my dad wasn’t with me. I’ve been waiting for him.”

No one thought the little girl would actually get to speak with the Pope. Two days later, Pope Francis met with President Obama for the first time. And one day after that, Vargas was released from federal custody.

Today Jersey flew into LAX from Rome.

“I don’t have the words to describe of the actions that she was able to do,” Vargas-Lopez said, through an interpreter.

His immigration status is still up in the air. But, for now, at least he is out.

“I feel very proud because I had been fighting for him for a very long time,” said Jersey.

The little girl has big ambitions — she told Hopper she hopes to get into politics one day so she can fight for immigration issues.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: illegals; immigration; popefrancis
Illegal alien drunk driver back loose on our streets.

Isn't that sweet?

1 posted on 03/30/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Just after WWII Truman deported millions of Mexicans so returning GI’s could find jobs. Eisenhower tried the same thing after Korea for the same reason. But they stopped Operation Wetback because on-the-spot TV brought crying women and children into people’s homes and American’s were outraged. At that point it became impossible to deport the huge numbers that are here. However, if we stop paying welfare and giving away “free” medical and enforcing all the other laws they’re breaking, they’ll self-deport.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 11:05:50 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: BenLurkin

With a kid named after the armpit of the nation!


3 posted on 03/30/2014 11:06:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh how cute, all this little girl had to do was go beg the Pope and her illegal alien drunk daddy is now a free man..how long will it take him to drive drunk again and kill someone..I give it a week max


4 posted on 03/30/2014 11:08:28 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BenLurkin

Reunite in Mexico.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 11:09:42 AM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: BenLurkin

Illegals across the country are ROFLTAO.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 11:10:44 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: BenLurkin

When chuldren rule, adults are the fools—old chinese proverb.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 11:11:32 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: BenLurkin

Send dad, and his “daughter,” back to Mexico ... and send that Marxist dupe, Pope Francis, back to Argentina, where he can spout his liberation theology to his fellow Jesuit travelers - the “Peronistas.”


8 posted on 03/30/2014 11:11:40 AM PDT by WTFOVR (I find myself exclaiming that expression quite often these days!)
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To: BenLurkin

In Mexico they would have sent him to prison after beating his ass.


9 posted on 03/30/2014 11:13:19 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

And then beaten his ass while he was in prison.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 11:14:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Gen.Blather
At that point it became impossible for the spineless jellyfish Congress people in Washington to deport the huge numbers that are here.

There. Fixed that up a bit.

11 posted on 03/30/2014 11:16:13 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: BenLurkin

Choreographed by the fudgepacker in the White Hut.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 11:16:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: Gen.Blather
However, if we stop paying welfare and giving away “free” medical and enforcing all the other laws they’re breaking, they’ll self-deport

The rats will never go for this. It would decimate their voting block, so they, and the RINOs will have none of it.

13 posted on 03/30/2014 11:20:17 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: BenLurkin

Great now the whole family can be together when they are deported back to THEIR country. Or the Pope can take them to LIVE IN THE VATICAN!!Lots of room. Live the dream!


14 posted on 03/30/2014 11:31:59 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: BenLurkin

They should have been reunited in Chihuahua.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 11:32:01 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks Pope.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 11:34:21 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: BenLurkin

Nauseating.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 11:37:51 AM PDT by Ray76 (Profit from the mistakes of others, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Today Jersey flew into LAX from Rome”.

Who is paying for all of these flights?

Looks like he arrived just in time to sign up for Obamacare and voter registration.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 11:41:06 AM PDT by Selene
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To: Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

Illegal-alien-through-an-interpreter PING


19 posted on 03/30/2014 11:48:10 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: BenLurkin

This little girl did not get a reunion with her father

Illegal alien arrested for hitting and killing little girl

December 9, 2009

On Sunday afternoon, Boynton Beach police arrested Leticia Flores, 28, for the hit-and-run killing of 10-year-old Darness Brown. The girl’s 13-year-old sister, Darneisha Ellis, was also injured when Flores allegedly hit their scooter.

http://www.examiner.com/article/illegal-alien-arrested-for-hitting-and-killing-little-girl


20 posted on 03/30/2014 11:49:17 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: BenLurkin

This little boy did not get a reunion with his father at the airport

Boy, 3, killed after ‘drunk driving illegal immigrant with no insurance slammed into family’s vehicle leaving them unable to pay for funeral’

Zane Thurber, who was strapped into his car-seat in the back of his dad Matt’s Subaru, died instantly in the collision that occurred at a Taylorsville, Utah, intersection Saturday night
Witnesses said Manuel de Jesus Guinea, 55, from El Salvador, was driving at about 70 mph shortly before he allegedly slammed into the Thurbers
He allegedly ‘smelled like a bar’ as he attempted to blend in with the crowd until onlookers held him and waited for officers to arrive
He was booked on suspicion of automobile homicide and driving under the influence
Because of the question mark over his insurance, relatives set up a fund at YouCaring.com, where more than $22,000 has already been raised

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2547590/Boy-3-killed-drunk-driving-illegal-immigrant-no-insurance-slammed-familys-vehicle.html


21 posted on 03/30/2014 11:51:09 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s amasing just how suttle mac daddies sock puppets are as his handlers, this release is so unbelievable mind numbingly stupid that it leaves me speechless.

The only thing missing is numerous cameras flashing and mac daddy throwing his arms around and kissing him on the cheek or a least somewhere.

Wow, just wow.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 11:51:21 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: BenLurkin

A Passport, a European trip, flying to Italy to meet personally with her church’s Pope, and only 10 years old.

Ahhhh, the humble struggles of the poor and powerless.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 11:52:30 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

Bingo!

The whole thing stinks.


24 posted on 03/30/2014 12:09:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Typical of these generations.

ME ME ME ME ME.........


25 posted on 03/30/2014 12:10:48 PM PDT by Revel
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To: BenLurkin

And all this reuning happens with the speed of light. Never going to believe it!!!!

This has state dept deal smell all over it!


26 posted on 03/30/2014 12:13:22 PM PDT by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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To: BenLurkin

Deport the whole damned lot of them back to the Mex hellhole!


27 posted on 03/30/2014 12:20:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Post5203

my thoughts exactly, take illegal drunk daddy and crumb snatcher/ankle biter and reunite them on the back side of Mexico... At least then it will take a while for them to make it back to the border.. Would be karma if drunk daddy got hit by a drunk legal on his way back...


28 posted on 03/30/2014 12:22:46 PM PDT by contrarian (no time like the present time)
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, how long until this criminal prevents some other little girl of ever seeing her daddy again, because he’s been killed by a drunk illegal alien?


29 posted on 03/30/2014 1:13:37 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: BenLurkin

AND the mutt in the White House has done what for Justina held captive by the state of MA???? It’s my understanding that family is also Catholic.. They haven’t made their pleas to the right people I guess, OR they just aren’t the right race....


30 posted on 03/30/2014 2:30:21 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: BenLurkin

31 posted on 03/30/2014 5:21:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: BenLurkin

How was he able to board an airline being able flying back to Calif ? It’s bad enough he was caught and arrested for DUI.. He was also driving without license/insurance and used some type of fraudulent documents to have employment.I wonder what the Pope said when it came time to go over this case concerning the father aside from being out that night,during this night he is arrested for drunk driving,that he also was committing some further crimes besides the charge of drunk driving.


32 posted on 05/15/2014 8:30:05 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
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