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Activist Journalist Detained, Then Released by Border Patrol

Activist journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has been released by Border Control after being detained at the airport on Monday. Alex Stockwell reports.
(KVEO) Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas was detained at a Texas airport Tuesday morning, his spokesman said.

Vargas was held at a detention center at the airport in McAllen, Texas, after he tried to fly out of the border city, his spokesman Ryan Eller said. Information on why he was detained wasn't immediately available.

Vargas' grandfather brought him to the United States from the Philippines illegally when he was 12 years old. Vargas says he didn't know he was in the country illegally until he was 16, when he applied for a driver's license and was told his permanent residency card was bogus.

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