Best-Known Undocumented Immigrant Released

 
 
Posted Wednesday, July 16th 2014 @ 11am  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, whose documentary on undocumented immigrants aired last month on CNN, was released by US Border Patrol agents after being detained earlier today at a Texas airport, the AP reports. Though it's not clear if this was the case with Vargas, the AP notes it's common for the Border Patrol to release people on their own recognizances, with notices to appear in court later. With such notices, people can generally travel throughout the US without being detained again.

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