Immigration activist Vargas released by U.S Border patrol: group says

Reuters News
|
Posted: Jul 15, 2014 11:03 AM

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Immigration activist and undocumented immigrant Jose Vargas was released by the U.S. Border patrol on Tuesday after being detained for several hours while trying to board a domestic flight leaving McAllen, Texas, an immigration rights group said.

United We Dream, a group with which Vargas had been working in the border region of Texas, said he had been released. U.S. Border Patrol officials were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Eric Walsh)