Jose Antonio Vargas
At 12, Vargas came to the United States from the Philippines in 1993 with a man he'd never met but whom his aunt and a family friend introduced as his uncle, wrote in his 2011 New York Times Magazine column.
Once in the States, he lived with his grandfather, a security guard, and grandmother, a food server. Both were naturalized American citizens who had been supporting Vargas and his mother since Vargas was 3. He'd later learn that his grandfather had paid $4,500 for this purported uncle -- who was a coyote, or people smuggler -- to bring Vargas to the United States under a fake passport and name.
Jose Antonio Vargas, symbol of immigration debate, freed after detention
By Eliott C. McLaughlin and Catherine E. Shoichet
July 16, 2014 -- Updated 0311 GMT (1111 HKT)