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José Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas: Media Lets Trump Get Away With 'Too Much'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2015 | Entertainment

Donald Trump has caused quite a stir with his presidential campaign since he announced his run last month. From attacking Mexicans in h...

11 Things White People Need To Realize About Race

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices

“We talk a lot about race in this country a lot, but we don’t include you [in] the conversation… I’m interested in how you f...

Where Was Hillary?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For the Netroots Nation convention, the most notable thing was that two Democratic candidates for president showed up, and three did not. Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley were both on hand to court Lefties, but I had to wonder where Hillary Clinton was.

MTV Causes A Stir With 'White People' Documentary

Associated Press | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment

  NEW YORK (AP) — One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary "White People" was getting folks to talk about race whe...

White Millennials Explain What It Means To Be White In America, And You Should Listen

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

  In 1955 James Baldwin traveled to Leukerbad, Switzerland, a tiny village nestled in the heart of the Alps. The inhabitants, who had n...

Megyn Kelly Spars With Jose Antonio Vargas Over Sanctuary City Policies

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.14.2015 | Media

Fox News' Megyn Kelly said Monday that the recent shooting of Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier is a "prime example" of why the policy of sanctuary...

Jose Antonio Vargas Has A Big Problem With How The Media Is Reporting On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.08.2015 | Media

Jose Antonio Vargas slammed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and the media Tuesday night for not educating Americans on the current immigration...

The Courage to Be Undocumented

Julissa Arce | Posted 07.07.2015 | 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...

Watch White Southerners Debate The Meaning Of The Confederate Flag

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

In the aftermath of last week’s Charleston shooting, journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is hoping his new documentary on white privilege will help start...

Jackson Connor

Jose Antonio Vargas Teams With LA Times For New Media Platform, #EmergingUS

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.19.2015 | Media

When journalist Jose Antonio Vargas first arrived in the U.S. from the Philippines at the age of 12, the bustle of Los Angeles International Airport w...

My Conversation With Jose Antonio Vargas

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

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 Big Problem With The Immigration Debate

Now This News | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

"We are here because you were there."...

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...

Jose Antonio Vargas Says His Detention At The Border Wasn't A Stunt

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas, the nation's most prominent undocumented immigrant, said Wednesday that his detention at the border wasn't a scheme to draw atten...

Igor Bobic

Jose Antonio Vargas Released From Border Patrol Custody

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas, the nation's most prominent undocumented immigrant, was released from U.S. Border Patrol custody on Tuesday. He had been detained...

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio Calls On Border Patrol To Release Jose Antonio Vargas

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged U.S. Border Patrol officials to release Jose Antonio Vargas on Tuesday, calling him an exemplary model who sh...

Some Of The Nastiest Responses To Jose Antonio Vargas Being Detained

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained Tuesday by border patrol agents in McAllen, Texas. Vargas,...

One Way Jose Antonio Vargas Has Already Won His Fight

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Media

While the detention of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, undocumented immigrant and activist Jose Antonio Vargas in Texas on Tuesday is a personal se...

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...

Undocumented Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Trapped At The Border

POLITICO Magazine | TIMOTHY J. BURGER | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

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Desperate Children Are At Our Border Seeking Asylum, Immigration Reform Should Allow Them To Stay

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

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.

Jose Antonio Vargas' Film 'Documented' To Air On CNN Sunday

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 06.26.2014 | Media

CNN will air "Documented," a film documenting journalist Jose Antonio Vargas' experience as an undocumented immigrant, on Sunday. Vargas, a Pulitz...

Defining American on Memorial Day

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

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.