The Daily Caller: FLASHBACK: Reporter Told Washington Post He Was Illegal, They Employed Him For Years Anyway

IRLI In The News

June 26, 2017

By Rob Shimshock

The Washington Post allowed activist and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to keep his job and even promoted him after he told his editor he was an illegal immigrant, a look back at articles printed in the Post and New York Times in 2011 show.

The Post declined to comment on a June 21 Daily Caller News Foundation story regarding Vargas’s history of performing work for high-profile media companies including CNN, MTV, and The Huffington Post through several LLCs,–an act that legal experts told TheDCNF likely violated the law.

Vargas confessed his immigration status to Peter Perl, The Washington Post’s former assistant managing editor, “about four months” into his job in 2004, according to a 2011 op-ed Vargas published in The New York Times. The newspaper subsequently kept him on for nearly five years, 2004-2009, and promoted him from intern to staff writer, according to his LinkedIn page. … Read the full story by Rob Shimshock.

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