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Define American

Compassion 101: It's Time for Schools to Come Out

Rev. Ryan M. Eller | Posted 03.15.2016 | Education
Rev. Ryan M. Eller

White Americans are an emerging racial minority in many parts of the country. In fact, students who identify as "White" became a minority in K-12 public schools for the first time nationally during the 2014-2015 school year.

In An Immigration Debate Focused On Borders And Walls, Asians Often Get Left Out

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

Conservative rabble-rouser Ann Coulter unwittingly summed up one misunderstanding about undocumented immigrants in America earlier this week, when she...

Watch Undocumented Immigrants Hilariously Respond To Mean Tweets

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.11.2016 | Latino Voices

Immigration reform is more than just a political hot button topic, it's something that affects millions of people. And these five undocumented immigra...

Jake Brewer's Immigration Legacy May Last For Years

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In April 2011, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas gathered three of his best friends in his New York apartment to brainstorm the name for a ...

CNN, NYT Asked To Drop 'Illegal Immigrant' Ahead Of Debate

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 09.16.2015 | Media

One of the first things any journalist learns is that when you’re reporting on someone accused of a crime, you always use “alleged” to indicate ...

The Courage to Be Undocumented

Julissa Arce | Posted 07.07.2016 | Latino Voices
Julissa Arce

It's not the year 2000 anymore and the DREAM Act hasn't passed, but over the last 15 years a movement has been brewing. One story changed the course of my life. Imagine if our collective stories can change history?

Dayana Morales Gomez

Undocumented Immigrants Urge Others To 'Come Out' In Push For Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progress toward immigration reform in the past several years has been attributed in no small part to the many undocumented immigrants, p...

Elise Foley

Jose Antonio Vargas Among Undocumented Immigrants Making Urgent Plea To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eleven undocumented immigrants are putting themselves forward on Wednesday to plead with the Obama administration to protect them -- and...

Ryan Grim

The Moment That Led To Jose Antonio Vargas' Capture (AUDIO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A person accompanying Jose Antonio Vargas to the airport in McAllen, Texas, captured audio of the moment that led to his detention. The source, who pr...

Igor Bobic

Undocumented Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained At The Border

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested Tuesday after attempting to board a plane out of McAllen, Texas, according to Unite...

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's Super-Immigrant.

Sandip Roy | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Sandip Roy

Everyone ultimately wants a Superman on their side. The INS even has a citizenship category for that -- Alien of Extraordinary Ability or the O visa. The question is, does America want to legalize the not-so-supermen and women?

Superman Is An Immigrant

Buzzfeed | Posted 06.16.2013 | Latino Voices

Define American, in conjunction with the Harry Potter Alliance (HPA), launched a Tumblr called We Are the American Way to highlight submissions from p...

Suffer the Children

George Heymont | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Although the plots of many musicals have been built around love stories and comic devices, a growing number can be identified as "message" musicals.

Elise Foley

Dreamers Celebrate Obama's Win, Gear Up For Immigration Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON --- Nayeli Manzano, 16, nervously watched Tuesday's election results roll in with her family. She is undocumented, as are her parents, and ...

WATCH: What It Means For Craig Newmark To Be American

Posted 07.06.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of Independence Day, LatinoVoices and Define American bring you personal stories from all walks of life on what it means to be American. C...

WATCH: What It Means For Stephen Colbert To Be American

Posted 07.05.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of Independence Day, LatinoVoices and Define American bring you personal stories from all walks of life on what it means to be American. S...

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: What Does 'American' Mean To You?

Posted 07.04.2012 | Latino Voices

Happy Fourth of July! Wherever you are, we hope you are commemorating the spirit of independence that has served the United States and its citizens...

WATCH: What It Means For Russell Simmons To Be American

Posted 07.16.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of Independence Day, LatinoVoices and Define American bring you personal stories from all walks of life on what it means to be American. H...

WATCH: What It Means For Demian Bichir To Be American

Posted 07.02.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of Independence Day, LatinoVoices and Define American bring you personal stories from all walks of life on what it means to be American. M...

WATCH: What It Means For Bob Menendez To Be American

Posted 07.01.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of Independence Day, LatinoVoices and Define American bring you personal stories from all walks of life on what it means to be American. S...

TIME Magazine Pushes The Immigration Question

The Huffington Post | Cristina Costantini | Posted 06.14.2012 | Latino Voices

One year ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former HuffPost editor Jose Antonio Vargas "came out" to the world as an undocumented immigrant. I...

SB 1070: How Do You Define American?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Vargas

As one of the country's 12 million undocumented immigrants who call this country home, walking around Ellis Island was a deep, sobering experience. It was a reminder of why immigration must remain the purview of the federal government, not individual states like Arizona and Alabama.

I Am Undocumented: A Face of Legal Immigration Gone Wrong

Dianne E. Stewart | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Dianne E. Stewart

We've become victims of a legal immigration horror story of deception, criminal fraud, financial ruin, discrimination, pain, uncertainly, insecurity and devastating implications -- not only for this family's future, but for the future of legal immigration itself.

Elise Foley

Why Was This Journalist And Activist Kicked Out Of A Romney Event?

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.09.2011 | Latino Voices

Journalist-turned-activist Jose Antonio Vargas was escorted by police from a Mitt Romney media event on Friday, after he attempted to ask a question a...

How Do You Define American? Share Your Story

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

Illegal immigration is not just about undocumented immigrants like me who contribute to society and pay taxes. It's also about countless American citizens -- from principals to pastors, coaches to classmates, all members of the 21st Century Underground Railroad.