Journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has been
detained in McAllen, Texas, Lara Drasin with Define American told
Poynter in an email. Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is an
undocumented immigrant and the founder of Define American.
“Mr. Vargas did not make it through security at the airport,” Define
American’s campaign director Ryan Eller said in a statement that ran here. “Our understanding is that he is currently being questioned behind us at border patrol headquarters.”