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In the news this morning: ICE addresses Vargas arrest case, rising border deaths, a deferred action status check, more

ICE defends itself in Jose Antonio Vargas case - Politico U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are defending their decision not to take enforcement action against Jose Antonio Vargas, a former Washington Post reporter turned undocumented immigrant activist. Vargas was briefly arrested late last week in Minnesota for a traffic infraction.

Obama's new program for young illegal immigrants: How is it going? - MinnPost Almost two months since applications became coming in for deferred action, those who have applied for temporary legal status under the new program wait for news and make tentative plans for the future.

Deadly crossing: Death toll rises among those desperate for the American Dream - NBC The Texas-Mexico border has seen a sharp increase in border-crossing deaths and rescues due to drought, heat, and tighter security. Migrant deaths in the Rio Grande Valley are up by 200 percent over a year ago.

Illegal immigrant arrested on way to festival to see immigration film he's in - CBS Praq Rado, a 31-year-old undocumented immigrant from Albania, was taken off a train in Buffalo, New York by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials as he was en route to see the film “Dreaming American,” in which he stars. The film was screening at the East Hampton Film Festival.