Bloggings on Immigration Law and Policy

by Greg Siskind

Jose Vargas Arrested for Lack of Drivers License

Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who outed himself as an illegally present immigrant, was arrested this past week in Minnesota for driving without a drivers license. And ICE has decided to be consistent in applying the new prosecutorial discretion policy and has decided not to detain the writer. And we're reminded again of the dysfunction of our system. Vargas came to the US as a child. He has become one of the most talented journalists we have in this country. And yet the only path in place is to keep him in a limbo status where he is always on the verge of being deported and not able to legally earn a living.

About The Author

Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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