Illegal alien and “immigrants rights” activist Jose Antonio Vargas is getting a new elementary school named after him in California (of course). Vargas has recently made headlines after propagating a fake picture depicting an immigrant child in a cage, except the picture isn’t from the one of the immigrant child centers, it was from a protest, where protesters were facetiously acting out what it is like for a kid to be in a cage. The move was so low even the very fake CNN set the record straight.
But back to the new school. SF Gate reports:
In a historic decision, a new public elementary school in Mountain View will be named after an undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas, an award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker and activist.
The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted to name the new school after Vargas at its meeting Thursday following recent immigration enforcement decisions made by the Trump administration.
In just the past few weeks, thousands of immigrant children have been separated from their families in domestic raids and at the border, and this week U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that asylum protections will no longer be offered to victims of domestic violence and gang violence.
Vargas emigrated with his family from the Philippines to the U.S. when he was 12 years old. He attended Crittenden Middle School and Mountain View High School before going on to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and, ultimately, an immigration activist.
The school named in his honor will open in August 2019, said Laura Blakely, the president of the district’s school board.
She said Vargas’ name was first floated about a year ago, and the board signed off after a series of community input sessions and meetings.
“He’s a product of our school district,” Blakely said. “He’s been the face of the American dream for so many students who came here as children, and really grew up as Americans without having citizenship. We have so many students in our community who are ‘Dreamers,’ and he’s such an inspiration.”
“We are living through an ugly and hateful time in our country when immigrant families are under constant attack, even at schools,” said Patricia Hyland, who chairs Define American’s board of trustees and was Vargas’ former principal at Mountain View High School. “The district’s decision is an affirmation of American values and our belief in opening our doors of opportunities to all kinds of dreamers.”
Blakely said the decision was motivated in part by current news about immigration, but more so the achievements of Vargas.
“Immigration happens to be the flash point, as it has been for decades, but I think even if that weren’t going on, he would be an inspirational leader,” she said.
The district also considered naming the school after Steve Jobs or other tech leaders because of the school’s location in Silicon Valley.
“But we didn’t want to do that,” Blakely said. “We wanted to pick someone who embodied the values of what you can do with an education, as Jose does.”
You may remember Vargas for his MTV docuseries “White People”, which the network quickly shelved due to the public outrage. Even the leftist Slate website called out the “White People” show for the fraud that it was. The entire racist show was uploaded to YouTube.