Cesar Vargas

Illegal Immigrant Activist Joins Bernie Sanders Campaign

Cesar Vargas—an activist and undocumented immigrant able to work in the U.S. due to President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—accepted a job with the Sanders campaign last week, according to multiple reports. “I joined the campaign because the senator believes not only that we should meet DREAMers but that DREAMers should be part of the conversation to champion policies for the Latino community,” Vargas said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

Cesar Vargas (C), co-director of the DREAM Action Coalition speaks while flanked by Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) (L) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) during a news conference on Capitol Hill July 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. The members of Congress called on the Defense Department to allow certain undocumented individuals …

DACA Recipient Granted New York Law License

Cesar Vargas’ mother brought him to the United States from Mexico when he was 5. He went to college and law school in New York City and passed the bar. A court committee recommended against his licensing but said the court should decide.

Cesar Vargas