Breaking news: Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested this morning for driving without a valid license in Minnesota.
UPDATE: Jose has tweeted that he is fine.
(via Reporter who wrote about life as undocumented immigrant arrested in Minnesota | MinnPost)
From the article: “His arrest here on a traffic violation is newsworthy because the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, which operates the county jail, participates in Secure Communities, a Bush administration initiative to secure local law enforcement cooperation in reporting undocumented immigrants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.
In response, ICE routinely places deportation holds on undocumented individuals, whether or not the offense they are suspected of merits booking into the jail. Law enforcement participation is voluntary.”