There have been several non-criminal, illegal aliens that have been deported.
Just because this guy is "relatively" clean doesn't give him a
break.The authorities often start an investigation on somebody when
they get a reliable word a crime is taking place. Such as somebody who admits
they have a stash of drugs. The authorities should consider investigating this
guy, and deport him if they find he truly is illegal. (Vargas could be
lying.)It's possible that his employer may be willing to sponsor a
work visa to have him in the US, long term. That would be fine, but he would
have to leave the country and re-enter the country with the proper documents in
re:freddysheddyThe child is innocent - your neighbor isn't.
Hey DefCon:I have been in Canada, China, India, Austrailia, Bali,
Greece and Mexico. I know. I know how hard it is to get through immigration. I
had a fiancee from China. Her paperwork was rejected when we tried to her here
through the legal way. She is still in China. We aren't married... Sad story
isn't it. But if she was just a hop across the border, I would get her through
in a heartbeat. But she isn't there is the pacific ocean in the way. But the
problem I have with the system is that it is hateful, it is ignorant, it is
racist and it is bigoted. There are many problems with this system, ask anyone
that has tried to go through it. And if a system is bad it should be broken so
it can be rebuilt.
"TO: SoCalChris | 10:56 a.m. July 1, 2011 Riverside, CA I'll
never understand lack of sympathy for someone who was brought here as a child
and has possibly never even known another home."I didn't know
people needed sympathy because they moved. When we've moved our family has seen
it as an adventure and an opportunity to meet new people. It is what you make
freddysheddy | 12:30 p.m. June 29, 2011Bountiful, UThatred,
ignorance, bigotry, racism, -Well I think that covers all the bases except
sexism. Liberals really are good for debates now aren't they. Obviously
freddysheddy has no place in his heart for the rule of law but let's not let
that get in the way of one word insults. My guess is that you have never been
out of this country. You have no idea of the importance it is to enter this
country legally. This man should be deported and come back when he has gone
though the proper channels. Freddysheddy has a complete ignorance in regards to
our country, constitution, and system of government. However he is still able
to benefit from our 1st amendment right of free speech, which even though
ignorant should never be taken away.
The prisons are full of undocumented illegal felons.ICE could/should
deport them all.Californian prisons are full of them. A good
portion of the States have over 50% or their most wanted lists are illegals.Ya, ICE is really busy "focusing" on getting them out.Why is the government allowed to continually lie to its citizens?Democrats are busy ignoring as many as they can because they believe one
day all the illegals will be votes. Nothing democrats enjoy more
than poor minorities that are dependent on handouts from the govt. They have
been creating this class for years. Take a look at the economy and not that it
is in the tank there will be alot more.Do you really believe obama
is disappointed? They just see more sheep dependent on the govt which is just
what they want.Those loser should be deported but you see "New
Yorker Magazine" and "NPR" sprinkled throughout which means he is
a liberal so he will be left alone.
@SoCalChris: "The piece says he grew up in the U.S. and attended college.
Doesn't sound like he came here on a visa."Then he musta
sneaked in.What he needs to do is to go back to his native country
and use his talents there to make it a better place so they don't have to pour
over our borders looking for... whatever they're looking for. I'm sure they
could use him.
The piece says he grew up in the U.S. and attended college. Doesn't sound like
he came here on a visa.I'll never understand lack of sympathy for
someone who was brought here as a child and has possibly never even known
@Brer Rabbit: "wonder what America would be like with open borders and our
nation flooded with hundreds of millions of poor immigrants from all over the
world?"We'd be just another poor country... full of poor
immigrants seeking jobs... displacing American workers... putting them on
unemployment benefits... paid from money we don't have and must borrow from
places like China.You raise an interesting question of which our
lawmakers and law enforcers are ignoring like the proverbial elephant in the
living room.How did this guy get here in the first place? Well,
it'd be my guess he came on a legal visa but overstayed. He forgot to go home
after his visa expired. Fully forty percent of illegals in this country became
illegal that way.Our dilemma: As a nation, we are broke ($14.4
trillion national debt). We have an inept president who can't seem to think how
to get our economy going again, thinks there are 57 states, spends much of his
time on the golf course, is letting our nation be overrun with illegal
immigrants, and seems incapable and dumb-founded as to know what to do. God
@Jazz Cop: "as long as he's honest about where he's been, why should he be
deported..."Because he has broken the law. If he earned money
in this country as a writer (or any other job) he needs to have a social
security number... and he can't get one unless he has permission to be in this
country. If he didn't pay taxes becasue he didn't have a SSN that makes him
another kind of law breaker like... (gasp) Timothy Geithner, who, as reported in
the DNews, failed to pay his taxes until the Obama Administration decided to
hire him on as Treasury Secretary.
My neighbor across the street just had baby! And can you believe the infant had
the gall to just enter into this country without waiting in line and going
through years of pointless redtape paper work. Now it is going to take away
valuable jobs from people already living in this country and using taxpayers
money, and it might even grow up to be a criminal! This baby needs to go right
back to where it came from, the womb! And quick! Or else we are going to have to
force it in, and that won't be pretty.
Deport only the ones who are criminals. Deport even the lazy trailor trash who
are born here. And deport our politicians on both sides who are the problem in
the first place. Let every hard working person who wants to work hard and be an
American and respect the Constitution come here.
I don't care about his credentials or accomplishments,he has broken our FEDERAL
LAW.He needs to be deported.The law is the law whether or not the current
administration is culling the hispanic community(legal or illegal)for votes in
the next election.Instead of him being an example to reinforce the illegals
feelings of righteousness in being here, he needs to be deported as an example
that we uphold the laws on the books,with no exception.Too much political
correctness and not enough enforcement.If we relied only on feelings of
"brotherhood and compassion" as to which laws we enforced,NO LAWS
WOULD BE ENFORCED.
To deport or not to deport? Did he break the law or not? Do we enforce the law
Thank you ICE for a rational, practical approach. I am a republican delegate
who just doesn't get my party's disgust for illegal immigrants. So many are
contributing members to our society. Deport the ones we don't want but leave
the contributors alone. Seems like a great strategy that gives us the best of
I guess break the law long enough and get a "get out of jail free"
card. Congrats to life long law breakers..... You've just been given a free
hatred, ignorance, bigotry, racism,
If I am a citizen and commit all the crimes he has committed would I get a pass
and left alone too? Doesn't seem so equal to me.
My three cents: offer all illegal immigrants a choice between:- voluntary
departure, with the right to apply for immigration visas, just as other
prospective immigrants from around the world do.- deportation and a ban,
if they don't depart voluntarily.Anything else would be a gross
injustice to legal immigrants.
Illegal immigration is always a very touchy subject to discuss. For some
countries like Mexico, it is a multi billion dollar industry, as a lot of money
goes back to the families of illegals. People in general are very compassionate
and want to give their fellow man a fair go. But there is a line and people
need to stand in wait for their proper turn.
If he isn't deported, he should be thrown in jail......
@DeltaFoxtrot: "They're only 'unjust' if you want to break them. In the
same way speed limits are 'unjust' to those with a lead foot."I
know what you mean, Delta. I don't need an ID becasue, as a citizen, I've got
one. What I'd like, though, is to rob a bank. I need the money and that's
where the money is. Dang those pesky, unjust laws against robbing banks! They
"The memo also directs ICE officials to avoid prosecuting a wide array of
individuals, including those who grew up in the U.S. and attended college both
of which Vargas did."Americans should realize that this memo
was the result of a de facto DREAM act executive order just issued by Obama in
the last 10 days or so, in defiance of Americans' repeated refusal to accept the
DREAM act. Certainly this emboldened this fraudulent journalist to "come
out" with his illegal status soon after."...persecuted by
unjust laws..."A flat-out lie. This journalist is not being
"persecuted," neither are immigration laws which ensure the integrity
and viability of the country "unjust." The truth is that
this journalist is a thief. He stole a job he had no right to and betrayed the
trust of his bosses and readers in the process.
Current law says the punishment for what Mr Vargas has done is deportation. He
should be deported.
Deport him, and the other 20 million illegals with him. These
immigration sob stories that the liberal media keeps throwing out there aren't
winning the la raza/reconquista advocates any points with the public.
Let's bring back the No-Match Letters. Surely the feds knew or should have
known that his SSN was not valid for employment. And the SSA and the IRS should
have known he was using it.Soooo...you send a letter to the WaPo and
Vargas saying that the number doesn't match and he has 30 days to clear it up or
lose his job.He take his original Social Security Card (the one doctored
by Vargas and Lolo) to the SSA and they laugh at him and ask if he'd like to be
self-deported or do time for perjury on his I-9 form.There are ways to get
the job done but we don't have the political will to do it.
As Ali999 said he did not stole anybody's identity....until a few years ago
obtaining a social security card was a very easy task and the ID requirement
were minimum. Some social security cards said NOT eligible for employment,
others said valid for employment ONLY with authorization of INS but at the end
employer's just cared about the SS number.As I have said on previous
posts.....I do NOT believe in amnesty, illegal immigration or any other similar
thing...However, let's not blame the illegals only, both sides of the political
spectrum (the blue donkeys and the red elephants) have contributed to make this
a problem either by ignoring it or by giving free rides to illegals....Example:
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, signed into law a bill that granted in-state
tuition to illegal aliens.
On the other hand | 11:05 p.m. June 27, 2011Spanish Fork, UTTo those
readers wondering whose identity he stole, he didn't. He was assigned a social
security number by the IRS. -------------The SS number was issued
with the notation that it was NOT eligible for employment. Mr. Vargas then made
photocopies of the card with this notation blanked out. He presented these when
applying for jobs. All the more reason to require companies to use eVerify to
If you take the time to read his story you will see that he broke the law over
and over again as an adult to serve his own interests.And he "came
out" just to form his own activist group.That's not what a true
journalist would do. And it isn't the first time a Pulitzer winner has
compromised himself.This case is widely known and Obama would do well to
deport him rather than allow him to thumb his nose at the law.However, I
expect they will do what they did for Obama's aunt; give him a green card.And thus, our laws will be further weakened.Washington lacks the
political will to enforce our laws.
To those readers wondering whose identity he stole, he didn't. He was assigned
a social security number by the IRS.
The entire concept of equal protection under the law is abolished if we
knowingly tolerate illegals amongst us.Based on this story, we no
longer need to obey laws.Speed limits- who cares?Stop signs
are just for decoration and people better stay out of my way!Banks
are good places to get money- from my account or anyone else's if we don't need
to obey laws any more.All those income tax papers are a waste of
time since we really don't need to pay taxes since laws should not be
enforced.Now, how is refusal to enforce immigration laws any more
acceptable than these other scenarios? Crimes should not be
tolerated and criminals should be punished. Or, our nation is no longer one of
laws and it is every man or woman for themself. Thank you, Obama
adminstration for destroying our country.
Mr. Vargas does demonstrate an item. Illegal aliens are working at jobs
Americans will and want to do. Remember the D.N. on August 30, 2010 laid off a
large number of journalist and staff. Most of these journalist unlike Mr.
Vargus had maintained their ethics and credibility.
Mr. Vargas says,"I had to do what I had to do to get work". A Bank
robber might say, "I had to do what I had to do to get money". They
both broke the law. A bank robber will go to jail. Mr Vargas should be deported.
They both broke the law.
I'll bet that Vargas has never once tried to cast a ballot in a state or federal
"Vargas's former editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, Phil Bronstein told
The Guardian that he believes Vargas 'has disqualified himself from being a
journalist - he is now an advocate.'.....The Huffington
Post, for which Vargas works as a contributing editor, reported that despite his
campaign to support immigration reform, Vargas 'still considers himself a
journalist, not an advocate.'"=====================Sadly, this bit of self-righteous justification is only one more indication of
the all too prevalent dishonesty that pervades not only the journalistic
profession but, most importantly, an ever increasing percentage of the country
when it comes to fundamentals of law-abiding citizenry.What is most
worrisome about this story is that it is only a small example of the systemic
disregard for law, both its formulation and enforcement on the part of the
perennially negligent legislature AND, particularly, by the illegal immigrants
who flaunt their disdain by their mere presence and with every self-serving
excuse for their illegal status.
I wonder if his 'false identity' was also collecting from the system, wouldn't
surprise me if its a huge scam the popular media needs to make money because
everything they produce is garbage, you know, like this guys journalistic
Only the US has unjust immigration laws, other countries that have stricter laws
are OK? Stealing someones identity? lying to get drivers licenses? I
think journalists need to be honest. He could of returned home at 18 (180 day
window of amnesty) and applied for a student visa or residency. Instead as an
adult he chose to break the law. Deport him. If we can spend 200
billion per year in Iraq to protect our country, we can do half that much here
for a year and get our immigration straightened around. Amnesty never works to
change behavior, only enforcement does.
Please do us all a favor send him on a one way flight with the promise of twelve
million others to follow.
Vargas isn't an "undocumented" immigrant, he has many more
"documents" than the rest of us. He is simply another illegal alien.
If Vargas after many instances of document fraud is not deported, then why
bother keeping anyone out? Oops, I guest open borders is what this is all
about. There are billions of folks from poor countries like the Philippines that
would jump at the chance to live in America. It seems that privilege is for only
the "special" illegal aliens like Vargas. I wonder what
America would be like with open borders and our nation flooded with hundreds of
millions of poor immigrants from all over the world?
stealing an identity should probably get you deported though, he is probably fbi
and can getaway with it.
"Phil Bronstein told The Guardian that he believes Vargas "has
disqualified himself from being a journalist he is now an
advocate.""How is he different from any other journalist?
Just because he's now truthful about his biases?
Who's identity did he steal to get a paycheck? Is that not illegal? Is that not
as long as he's honest about where he's been, why should he be deported, now if
i know him i might even want to read something he writes. however, it's hard to
disagree with denvir, it seems he's just a small part of a larger problem,
called popular media "and all it's dimensions" lol.
If he's part of popular media, he's just a small part of a much bigger problem,
hard to disagree with denvir on that.
re: DeltaFoxtrotI was understandin' ya until you brought speed limits into
play. I believe my right to pursue happiness at whatever speed I want should
not be infringed. ;-)
Unjust laws? The laws seem just to me. They also must seem just to every one of
the millions of LEGAL immigrants who followed the rules and became members of
this nation the correct way. They're only "unjust" if you want to
break them. In the same way speed limits are "unjust" to those with a
The fact that he is a journalist should have no bearing whatsoever with ICE,
it's not like journalists are high on the list of trusted people and it's
amusing they think they are. The fact he went to college and is not
a felon should weigh in his favor, there are plenty of illegals who are a menace
to society who should be first on ICE's list of deportation targets.