Sunday, March 30, 2014
Amy Taxin of the Associated Press reports on an upbeat immigration story. After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention. Mario Vargas' release came after his daughter Jersey, of Panorama City, Calif., addressed the pope this week as part of a California delegation that traveled to urge the Vatican to prod President Barack Obama on immigration reform. The girl and a teenager went as part of the group to represent the American children of immigrant parents who are afraid their families will be divided by deportation. The president and the pontiff met for the first time earlier this week.