He knew alright, but he pushed his luck and today he's a bleeding-heart advocate for illegal immigrants living in America illegally.
Mr Vargas has now decided that the term 'illegal immigrant' is offensive because "humans aren't illegal". Ah cute - such a way with words and playing games with people's minds. You can justify anything if you're the hurt illegal party eh? Just turn words and phrases around and bang! you are now the victim instead of the criminal.
A top House Democrat agrees. Detroit representative John Conyers Jr warned against using the term 'illegal immigrant' as people aren't illegal. He's conjured up a more acceptable term. So, they are not illegal immigrants nor are they illegal aliens; they are new Americans that are immigrants. They are.....wait for it......"out of status"!
Oh goodie, another feel-good term to hide the truth behind. Liberals are great at that. The minute something sounds scarily like the truth and may have the ability to mess with their agenda, the term is changed to something warm and fuzzy and more acceptable, so that the masses of sheeple are brainwashed into supporting it. I mean, who could oppose someone out of status?
I wonder how many 'out of status' illegal immigrants there are now in the USA? The 11 million they keep dragging out is a figure from about 10 years ago. You can safely double it by now. And once these illegal immigrants are made legal - ahead of other people applying to legally get into the USA - they will be able to bring their extended family - and the dogs, cats, goats and sheep - to the USA. So, look at nearly 50 million more people - mostly non-Whites - being allowed into the USA should Obama's amnesty plan be passed.
Wow - an entire new voter-bloc for the Democrats! No wonder they're salivating. They'll be in power until Jesus comes.....not that they believe in Jesus.
What could possibly go wrong?
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.
Mr. Vargas, who “came out” as an illegal immigrant several years ago, delivered an emotional plea for the country to legalize him.
“What do you want to do with us?” he asked the committee.
Last week, a top House Democrat also warned colleagues against using the term “illegal immigrants.”
“Our citizens are not — the people in this country are not illegal. They are out of status. They are new Americans that are immigrants,” Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, told colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee.
Many immigrant-rights advocates object to the terms “illegal” and “alien,” saying that people cannot be deemed illegal, and that the word “alien” makes them sound inhuman. They argue the better terms are “undocumented migrants.”
Many newspapers, including The Washington Times, use the phrase “illegal immigrant,” deeming it the most accurate description.
Mr. Vargas called himself an “undocumented immigrant.”
He is one of a number of illegal immigrants who have come out of the shadows to argue their case for legalization.
He came to the U.S. to live with his grandfather, who was a naturalized citizen, but Mr. Vargas was never legal himself — a fact he found out when he went to get a driver’s license at age 16.
He said he became a reporter to try to validate his presence in the U.S.
At least five other formerly illegal immigrants were scheduled to be guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union address, though each of those has been granted specific tentative legal status through one of the Homeland Security Department’s programs.