Jose Vargas, Mountain View alumnus, arrested in Minnesota

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Immigration reform activist and journalist Jose Vargas was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Friday morning at 10:49 on charges of driving without a valid driver’s license.

Vargas, who came out as openly homosexual while attending Mountain View High School,  revealed his undocumented status in a New York Times article in the summer of 2011.

The Hennepin County Jail, which Vargas was booked into, participates in Secure Communities, a program focusing on reporting undocumented immigrants to U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Vargas, released at 1:34 in the afternoon, tweeted later that day:

“Thank you to everyone for your support, I am fine.”

Vargas will appear in the Hennepin County District Court on October 18.

 

Information for this article was collected from non-profit news organization MinnPost and ABC News.

An in depth article will appear as details are revealed.

 

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