Tonight I'm joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas. I asked him whether or not as a journalist he believes the media have accurately covered the immigration debate.
The petrifying reality that your taxes might go up, or that you might eventually have to pay for someone else's medical care is what keeps you up at night, not the prospect of leaving your home for a better life in some faraway land.
My extended family, all naturalized American citizens, are among the 17 million people in the U.S. living in mixed-status immigrant households where at least one person is undocumented. I'm the only one in my family who doesn't have the right papers to be in the U.S.
Surely all Americans are thinking of Dr. King's 1,670-word speech today, and creating their own versions. As one of our country's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants -- many of us Americans in all but paper -- here is mine.