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Tough road for undocumented teens

Original post made on Mar 8, 2012

For undocumented students at Mountain View High School, nothing has changed in the years since Jose Antonio Vargas hesitantly revealed his secret to his teachers. The fears and uncertainties that may keep them out of college are just as real more than a decade later, said the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who made waves last year by "coming out" as an undocumented immigrant.

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Posted by spytheweb
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Mar 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Why has Jose Antonio Vargas not been deported? He has committed a number of felonies, he is still a illegal alien in the country illegally.

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Posted by Ned
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 8, 2012 at 7:28 pm

There is no such thing as an American citizen, so good luck to Vargas in trying to define one. People living in this country legally are United States citizens. You'd think he would have that one figured out by now. But I guess it's all a play on words to him.

I agree, he should be deported. Or does he think he is somehow better than those with lesser means and money and notoriety who have already been deported?

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Posted by mn_test347
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

mn_test347 is a registered user.

The problem is that when you have a law that is readily broken, and then you relax that law to accommodate the law breakers, you are encouraging even more to break the relaxed law, since it will likely be relaxed further to accommodate them.

Mr. Vargas and many like him are in an unenviable situation, but not because of immigration laws. It is because their parents broke the immigration laws. Granting some sort of amnesty to people who's parents brought them to the US illegally as children will only encourage many more parents to do this in the future.

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Posted by
a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 15, 2012 at 8:12 am

We need to rethink our immigration policy, and we need bright and courageous people such as Mr. Vargas who understand our society and the underlying impacts to lead the conversation. Immigration is one of the primary ingredients that has made the US great, and as a nation we're turning our back on this tradition when we need it most. Deporting productive members of our society like Mr. Vargas makes no sense to me.

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