Jose Antonio Vargas at Senate Immigration Hearing: We’re Not ‘Alien People From Mars’

By Jorge Rivas Feb 13, 2013

On Wednesday, Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on immigration. Vargas told the panel that immigrants "dream of not being seperated from our families and our loved ones, regardless of sexual orientation, no matter our skill set." He went on to remind them that "this government has deported more than 1.6 million people, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters in the past four years." At one point Vargas just had to break it down for the committee made up of 18-members and remind them immigrants aren’t "alien people from Mars." "We talk about immigration and enforcement as if we’re talking about alien people from Mars and not people whose lives and families are being torn apart everyday."