Illegal Immigrant Tells Congress NOT to Call Him IllegalSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:20
Illegal Immigrant Tells Congress NOT to Call Him Illegal
Steve Dinan | Washington Times
February 13, 2013 | 12:11PM
Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here.
“When you inaccurately call me illegal, you not only dehumanize me, you’re offending them,” he said. “No human being is illegal.”
Mr. Vargas testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside Chris Crane — a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and president of the ICE agents’ union — who is unable to arrest him under the administration’s new non-deportation policies.