Illegal immigrant activist Jose Antonio Vargas has reportedly been detained at the McAllen Border Patrol station in Texas after attempting to go through airport security without a U.S. government-issued ID (the Filipino passport and pocket U.S. Constitution he was carrying didn’t do the trick).

Despite the fact that Vargas flagrantly violated the law, supporters are mounting a campaign to keep him from being deported:

https://twitter.com/adeperoOduye/status/489046322696454145

https://twitter.com/juliombarriga/status/489051377889710080

He has a lot of friends, apparently. Others’ tweets are slightly more original:

Demanding it!

And then there’s this gal:

Alllllllrighty, then.

But maybe the #DontDeportJose crowd is on to something. Maybe he shouldn’t be deported — yet:

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