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Jose Antonio Vargas, sometimes called “America’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant,” was detained by border patrol in McAllen, Texas today while attempting to fly home after a border vigil for the Central American children fleeing violence.
Jose’s current situation is our reality every day. For many undocumented immigrants who live near the border, we can’t return to our home countries, and can’t travel outside of a 100-mile radius in our home state of Texas. We’re trapped inside a cage.
Early this morning United We DREAM and other advocates marched to the airport to stand with Jose and families who live on the border.
UWD was planning to livestream a press conference in McAllen this morning – and we started watching – but it was shut down. Huffington Post’s Jennifer Bendery tweeted:
“This a live feed? Please take that down right now.” — guy’s voice before feed cut off from @DefineAmerican gathering in McAllen
— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) July 15, 2014