He’s an illegal immigrant, but his life in the United States far from undocumented. Jose Antonio Vargas has worked for the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and other national media outlets, directed and starred in the MTV documentary, “White People,” and named Gov. Bobby Jindal as an example of an immigrant “whitewashing” himself.
On Monday, Vargas read up on the horrific murder of Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen. Several reporters today confirmed that ICE has a detainer for the suspect, Darwin Martinez Torres, but Vargas might not have reached that point in his reading.
just reading up on the tragic death Nabra Hassanen. totally heartbroken. we MUST stand up against Islamophobia
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) June 19, 2017
this tweet will not age well.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) June 19, 2017
How about you finish reading BEFORE you comment?
— 8 (@8ioh4z4rd) June 19, 2017
— Julie Carey (@JulieCareyNBC) June 19, 2017
Whatever else they do, reporters had best be careful not to refer to Torres as an illegal alien or illegal immigrant in their tweets; Vargas has been known to alert their editors to their use of the “i” word.
And they're investigating it as a road rage incident. Ridiculous this is a hate crime.
— Sean Shammity (@SeanShammity) June 19, 2017
Illegal alien road rage https://t.co/oSYEo0sEzi
— JLaw (@yoopermomma) June 19, 2017
Guy Writing From Alternate Dimension Where There Are No News Updates. https://t.co/HFfvVdeWaU
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) June 19, 2017
ICE has a detainer on the guy. So….
— (((Purple C.A.T.))) (@ThePurpleCat16) June 19, 2017
Apparently the perp hated Muslims so bad he came to the country illegally to kill one. Totally plausable.
— The Sampo (@GoldSaltFlour) June 19, 2017
— Marie Arf (@schwingcat) June 19, 2017
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Puh-LEEZE! Illegal alien activist’s message to ‘white people’ sends heads to desks https://t.co/l0Ny6AJVwa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 3, 2017