Pulitzer prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas–whose "Documented" film is still making rounds–has essentially been trapped near the U.S.-Mexico border for several days. Vargas has traveled around the United States without incident, but things change the closer one gets to the border. He had been reporting on child migrants in Texas, but soon realized that his passport from the Philippines might tip local authorities off.
This morning, as Vargas tried to leave from the McAllen-Miller airport, he was detained by Border Patrol. HuffPost’s Ryan Grim tweeted about Vargas’s predicament:
Here’s a photo of @joseiswriting in handcuffs, because the Border Patrol has nothing more pressing to do apparently pic.twitter.com/dN8KewqeZr
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) July 15, 2014
Define American says that Vargas has been taken to the McAllen Border Patrol Station.