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Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Released By Border Patrol

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Vargas traveled to the border town of McAllen to interview undocumented children who fled from their home countries in Central America. Once he arrived, he realized that he would have to pass through a Border Patrol checkpoint or attempt to fly to another American city in order to leave.

"As an unaccompanied child migrant myself, I came to McAllen, Texas, to shed a light on children who parts of America and many in the news media are actively turning their backs on. But what I saw was the generosity of the American people, documented and undocumented, in the Rio Grande Valley," he said in the Tuesday evening statement.