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July 15th, 2014
09:18 PM ET

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas freed after detention

America's most famous undocumented immigrant - Pulitzer-Prize journalist Jose Antonio Vargas - was released by border patrol agents Tuesday.

Vargas, who was a guest on OutFront Monday night, was arrested Tuesday morning after attempting to board a plane out of McAllen, Texas.

The Department of Homeland security released a statement saying they encountered Vargas at the airport and "apprehended him after he stated that he was in the country illegally. Mr. Vargas was transported to the McAllen Border Patrol Station where he was processed and provided with a Notice to Appear before an immigration judge."

But some are asking whether Vargas - who has been in the U.S. for more than 20 years - wanted to be detained.

CNN's Alina Machado has more.


Filed under: Border Crisis • Immigration • News • Undocumented
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