How does someone go from being perceived as an asset to this country to someone who is quickly disposable? This is the question asked in light of journalist Mario Guevara’s case and following José Antonio Vargas’ coming out as undocumented last year.
Technically, Guevara is now undocumented. He came on a tourist visa and served this country as a reputable journalist. He filed for political asylum and was in immigration limbo for seven years. Now, having been denied asylum, he is in danger of being deported to his home country of El Salvador where he fears for his life and that of his family’s.