July 17, 2014 "ICH"
Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas put a
prominent, public face on the immigration crisis
this week when he was detained by the U.S. Border
Patrol in McAllen, Texas. After a number of hours
and a national outcry, he was released. He first
revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant
three years ago in a New York Times Magazine
article, and has since made changing U.S.
immigration policy his primary work. Vargas was in
Texas to support the thousands of undocumented
immigrant children currently detained there by the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.Border Children: ‘They Don’t Speak English, But They Understand Hate’