Cesar Vargas

Building a coalition to provide competent legal counsel to immigrants (and their families) serving in the Armed Forces as they navigate immigration and military law

Black and white photograph of Cesar Vargas
Staten Island
Black and white photograph of Cesar Vargas

More than half a million U.S. veterans were born outside the United States, and nearly two million are U.S.-born children of immigrants. Cesar Vargas was born in Mexico, grew up undocumented in the U.S., and went on to serve in the armed forces. Now the first undocumented lawyer in the country focuses on this nexus — working to ensure fair and accessible immigration services for active service members and veterans vulnerable to deportation.