Jose Vargas, Mountain View alumnus, arrested in Minnesota


Immigration reform activist and journalist Jose Vargas was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Friday morning at 10:49 on charges of driving without a valid driver’s license.

Vargas, who came out as openly homosexual while attending Mountain View High School,  revealed his undocumented status in a New York Times article in the summer of 2011.

The Hennepin County Jail, which Vargas was booked into, participates in Secure Communities, a program focusing on reporting undocumented immigrants to U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Vargas, released at 1:34 in the afternoon, tweeted later that day:

“Thank you to everyone for your support, I am fine.”

Vargas will appear in the Hennepin County District Court on October 18.


Information for this article was collected from non-profit news organization MinnPost and ABC News.

An in depth article will appear as details are revealed.



Naib Mian
Naib Mian, News Editor of the Oracle, has been on the staff for four years. His work with the San Jose Mercury News Mosaic inspired him to reach as high of a journalistic standard as possible, and he enjoys writing articles that break the news, spark controversy or discussion, or shed light on the less known yet noteworthy parts of life. He relishes Gothic Literature, food stands, layout design, and occasional runs.

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