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America’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant Came to Texas Border, May Be Stuck There
The Dallas Morning News ^ | Sunday, July 13, 2014 | Nicole Stockdale

Posted on 07/13/2014 1:20:10 PM PDT by kristinn

Jose Antonio Vargas was once well-known for being a star up-and-coming journalist at The Washington Post, a Pulitzer Prize winner before he hit the age of 30.

Today, he’s best known for being America’s most prominent undocumented immigrant, after he wrote a “coming out” piece for The New York Times Magazine in 2011. Despite his high profile — or, more likely, because of it — he has avoided detention or deportation. He lives in the United States, runs a nonprofit that employs a dozen Americans and travels extensively using his valid Philippine passport. SNIP

Two weeks ago, he was in the news when his documentary “Documented” aired on CNN. This week, he’s in the news because, after traveling to McAllen to document the experience of young migrants living in shelters there, he’s realized that the more stringent ID checks at the Texas border may have him stuck there.

SNIP

Since outing myself three years ago, I’ve been traveling around the country for Define American and visiting 43 states. And I’ve been flying by using my Philippine passport — no visa in the passport, just for ID purposes. And it’s been fine. TSA accepts it.

But though I’ve spent time in the California border, and I’ve flown out of the San Diego airport many times, I’ve been never to the Texas border. I’d heard about checkpoints and border patrol agents, but I didn’t realize just how much a militarized zone the Texas border is. I didn’t know that border patrol agents check IDs with airport security agents. I’ve spoken with a few undocumented people who live in the McAllen area, and they feel trapped. I don’t think the American public at large understands that reality for undocumented people in the border.

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigration; joseantoniovargas
Border security works. Who knew?

BTW, The Dallas Morning News report includes a propaganda video by Vargas filmed inside a private shelter in McAllen for some of the illegal alien invaders.

1 posted on 07/13/2014 1:20:10 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
I got an idea.

Let's trade him for Sgt. Tahmooressi.

2 posted on 07/13/2014 1:23:21 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn

Philippine passport does not equal undocumented


3 posted on 07/13/2014 1:23:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Passport or no ... STAYING here legally is the key element.

My Filipina wife has a passport ... but is not yet complete on the permanent green card

4 posted on 07/13/2014 1:26:01 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: kristinn

Good, send him home


5 posted on 07/13/2014 1:26:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kristinn
He travels extensively using his valid Philippine passport

Waaaaaaaaaait just a rock pickin' minute.

He has a Phillipine passport? But he can't be expected to acquire American documentation?

6 posted on 07/13/2014 1:28:26 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn
Most famous undocumented immigrant???

More famous than Obama?

7 posted on 07/13/2014 1:31:02 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kristinn

I am so ashamed. For all the Filipinos who obeyed the law and are grateful to be American citizens, I apologize deeply.

If he were a relative of mine, I’d hit his behind with a wooden slipper and send him back to the provinces to live with his grandparents and put him to work planting rice.


8 posted on 07/13/2014 1:34:26 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: Texas Eagle

GOL!

Oleoleoleole. Ole. OLE!


9 posted on 07/13/2014 1:34:31 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kristinn

There’s that 11 million number again. Does the media really believe that the population is so stupid as to believe the hordes invading our country has not budged that 11 million number upward for over 10+ YEARS??? I am not that stupid - if they are “IN THE SHADOWS” then how would anyone know the number? But we do know that hundreds of thousands have arrived in just the past few months so let’s at least start reporting 12 MILLION since zero is deporting NO ONE.


10 posted on 07/13/2014 1:36:38 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: kristinn

Kick this invader down a dark dusty trail to enjoy a Mexican blanket party with his cartel cacti sympathizers. Get out amigo.


11 posted on 07/13/2014 1:38:36 PM PDT by whistleduck
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To: kristinn
Jose Antonio Vargas: "The feeling of being stuck and trapped by our broken immigration system is very familiar to undocumented people like me."

Left unexplained by Mr. Vargas is why he thinks his own failure to follow U. S. immigration law makes the system "broken." The law is "broken" only because Mr. Vargas himself has broken it. Yet somehow, for reasons he has yet to adequately explain, Mr. Vargas seems to think that the law itself, and not his gross violation of it, is the issue.
12 posted on 07/13/2014 1:42:59 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: lulu16

To all the Filipinos who obeyed the law and are grateful to be American citizens, I just want to say what an honor it is to have you as fellow citizens.
Thank you.


13 posted on 07/13/2014 1:43:57 PM PDT by griswold3 (I was born here in America. I will die here in a third world country. Obama succeeded.)
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To: kristinn

“”The feeling of being stuck and trapped by our broken immigration system is very familiar to undocumented people like me.””

You have to be kidding!!!! OUR broken immigration system?

He said he’s at the border - where? Is he in the airport in McAllen? Lock him up before he spreads any more of his tree hugging feel good nonsense.


14 posted on 07/13/2014 1:48:32 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: kristinn
America’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant Came to Texas Border, May Be Stuck There,

I disagree. America's most famous 'undocumented immigrant' (illegal alien invader) is Baraq Hussein mohammed 0bama. He wouldn't go with Perry to the border, because of the chance he'd be locked out or locked up.

15 posted on 07/13/2014 1:50:38 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: griswold3

You are most kind. It is an honor to be an American through the grace of God.


16 posted on 07/13/2014 1:50:40 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: kristinn

“I have no control over what the government chooses to do. But like the other 11 million undocumented immigrants whose lives are in limbo, I am not a threat to this country. Should people continue to be needlessly detained and deported while our government can’t come up with a compromise and provide a solution?”

OUR government? OUR? No honey, become a citizen legally and then it will be YOUR government.


17 posted on 07/13/2014 1:50:40 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Thank You Rush

“You have to be kidding!!!! OUR broken immigration system?”

I’m glad you caught that also.

“Our”???

This pretentious wetback should be hunted down and jailed.

He sounds like a squatter who says to the homeowner who discovers him,”Welcome to our home.”


18 posted on 07/13/2014 1:56:38 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: kristinn

Would the solution be, GO HOME?


19 posted on 07/13/2014 1:58:44 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: kristinn

They should deport him as an example.


20 posted on 07/13/2014 2:00:09 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: huldah1776

Once again, the # 11,000,000 was being used in the 90’s as the # of illegals in the US. The actual number today has to be at least 30 - 40 million.

Amnesty at this time might make this country flip over...


21 posted on 07/13/2014 2:02:36 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Milton Miteybad
It's 'broken' because him and they just can't walk/swim across the border and be considered US Citizens and get a free ride automatically.

And the only way to fix it is to make them US Citizens. Just ask Rubio.

Ed

22 posted on 07/13/2014 2:07:46 PM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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To: kristinn

He will go to Mexico City, fly to Manilla and then fly to LAX and enter the US.


23 posted on 07/13/2014 2:13:26 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: knarf

You thumb your nose at the law repeatedly and sooner or later it will bite you. Gordon Kahl found that out in 1983. Anybody remember him?


24 posted on 07/13/2014 2:47:52 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: kristinn
America’s Most Famous Undocumented Illegal Immigrant Came. . .

Our Most Famous Undocumented Illegal Alien is living in our White House. I defy anyone to show me proof that he is an American.

25 posted on 07/13/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

I am hoping for baby pictures of malia and sasha. Happy mother and father.

NO? You mean Michelle is really Mikael?


26 posted on 07/13/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: kristinn

bump


27 posted on 07/13/2014 3:04:22 PM PDT by angelsonmyside
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To: kristinn

“America’s most prominent undocumented immigrant” ???

Really?

How did he get jumped ahead of Barack Obama?


28 posted on 07/13/2014 3:09:58 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: laweeks

Not to pick nits, but the fact that his mother is a US Citizen pretty much closes the case on being a citizen. Being qualified for the Presidency, is altogether something else.

But, I do not want to start a battle.


29 posted on 07/13/2014 3:32:58 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: kristinn
I don’t think the American public at large understands that reality for undocumented people...

And I, as a representative of the American public at large, do not give a rat's ass.

They are not undocumented...they are ILLEGAL, dumbass!

32 posted on 07/13/2014 3:51:10 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: babygene

And that....is why we get called names.


33 posted on 07/13/2014 3:58:02 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

“And that....is why we get called names.”

What’s this “we” thing? You got a mouse in your pocket? I don’t recall being called names...


34 posted on 07/13/2014 4:14:41 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: kristinn

Send him backto Manila. My relatives had to study and work hard for their green cards


35 posted on 07/14/2014 2:30:44 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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