As news develops on the detention of immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas, the director of the award-winning documentary film Documented, Miami might soon have a second opportunity to see his film. Local immigration attorney Joseph Lackey has booked the encore screening of the film, and has positive a perspective on the undocumented Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's recent detention.
Vargas was visiting undocumented immigrant children at a shelter in McAllen, Texas, a few weeks ago when he was detained. On July 15, U.S. Border Patrol agents took him into custody at McAllen-Miller International Airport in Texas. Speaking via phone, Lackey says Vargas' detention could actually work out in his favor.