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Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained by Border Patrol in Texas

Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained by Border Patrol in Texas, United States most well-known undocumented immigrant has been detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents in McAllen, Texas.

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist, famously outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a June 2011 essay in The New York Times Magazine.

On Tuesday, he was detained trying to fly out of McAllen and is currently being held at the McAllen Border Patrol Station, according to Lara Drasin, a representative for the group Define American.

Vargas is a founder and board member of Define American, which he helped start in April 2011 with a mission to shift the conversation around citizenship. He had traveled to McAllen to document the crisis at the United States’ southern border, working with the group United We Dream, which supports young immigrants.

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