Skip to comments.Girl, 10, Gets Emotional Reunion With Dad At LAX After Making Plea To Pope Francis
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. Hes 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 didnt celebrate my birthdays because my dad wasnt with me. Ive 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 dont 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.
Isn't that sweet?
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.
With a kid named after the armpit of the nation!
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
Reunite in Mexico.
Illegals across the country are ROFLTAO.
When chuldren rule, adults are the fools—old chinese proverb.
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.”
In Mexico they would have sent him to prison after beating his ass.
And then beaten his ass while he was in prison.
There. Fixed that up a bit.
Choreographed by the fudgepacker in the White Hut.
The rats will never go for this. It would decimate their voting block, so they, and the RINOs will have none of it.
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!
They should have been reunited in Chihuahua.
“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.
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 girls 13-year-old sister, Darneisha Ellis, was also injured when Flores allegedly hit their scooter.
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