Re: On Jose Antonio Vargas

by Mark Krikorian

Daniel: There’s something else notable in that NYT piece on Vargas, a former Washington Post reporter, announcing that he’s an illegal alien. He writes that he admitted he was an illegal alien to a member of the Post’s management staff, specifically to Peter Perl, then director of newsroom training and professional development (now assistant managing editor for personnel). This means that the Post violated 8 USC 1324a, which says, in part:

(2) Continuing employment It is unlawful for a person or other entity, after hiring an alien for employment in accordance with paragraph (1), to continue to employ the alien in the United States knowing the alien is (or has become) an unauthorized alien with respect to such employment.

I eagerly await news of the fine ICE will levy against the company.