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José Antonio Vargas

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.

What Would You Ask an Undocumented Immigrant?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

Since disclosing my undocumented status, I've become a walking conversation eliciting countless uncomfortable, awkward, honest, sharp, pointed questions.

Not All LGBT Immigrants Are Married to Americans

Erwin de Leon | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

LGBT undocumented immigrants live in the shadows, marginalized by society's bias based on sexual orientation or gender identity and immigration status. Shedding light on their numbers is a start in getting them out of the dark.

Jose Anotnio Vargas Receives Prestigious Award

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2013 | Latino Voices

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist-turned-activist Jose Antonio Vargas will receive the National Council of La Raza Public Service Award on March 5...

Jose Antonio Vargas: What Do You Want To Do WIth Me?

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 02.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Unlike last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration, the panel of witnesses for Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ...

Elise Foley

Janet Napolitano: Immigration Enforcement Money Can't Just Be Thrown At Border | Elise Foley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano attempted on Wednesday to veer the debate on immigration from the border to interior enforc...

WATCH: McCain Slammed For Wanting To Ignore Gays In Immigration Reform

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who made headlines in 2011 when he revealed that he is an undocumented immigrant, had harsh...

New Documentary Upends Negative Views Of Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Immigration may be one of the country’s most intractable political problems, but for many people, it’s a beautiful thing. Rapper Pharrell Will...

DREAMers: Undocumented Youth Turn Images Into Political Acts

Roberto Lovato | Posted 02.20.2013 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Forcing the country to face social issues through cultural interventions is especially critical for a grassroots U.S. immigrant rights movement, given that none of the "leaders" of the Washington-based immigrant rights groups with national media clout is an immigrant. That's right: none.

Undocumented Immigration Drops After Decade-Long Rise

Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

By HOPE YEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — New census data released Thursday affirm a clear and sustained drop in illegal immigration, ending mor...

Elise Foley

Dreamers Celebrate Obama's Win, Gear Up For Immigration Fight | 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: Should The Media Use The Term 'Illegal Immigrant'?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Chris Hayes had a lengthy conversation on Sunday about whether or not journalists should use the term "illegal immigrant" in their news covera...

Feds Won't Act Against Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist In U.S. Illegally

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 10.08.2012 | Latino Voices

MINNEAPOLIS -- Immigration authorities said Monday they won't take action against a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who was arrested in Minnesota fo...

'Illegal' Or Undocumented? Pulitzer Prize Winner Restarts Debate

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Jose Antonio Vargas may not have convinced the New York Times or the Associated Press to stop using the term “illegal immigrant,” but he’s resta...

Dave Jamieson

Immigration Activist Angers Labor Activists With Speech | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas, the widely known journalist-turned-immigration-activist who penned the story "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" for The New Y...

Queer Asian Pacific Islanders Gather in Washington, D.C.

Erwin de Leon | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Erwin de Leon

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander grassroots organizations, held its second national conference in Washington, D.C. last weekend.

What Does It Mean To Be An American?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 09.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Jose Antonio Vargas

As we celebrate America's Independence Day -- as we explore what it means to be American on the most American of all days -- I also celebrate my independence from the word "illegal."

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 immigran...

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.

Student Passes Bar But May Not Be Able To Practice

Posted 05.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Jose Godinez-Samperio, 25, graduated at the top of his class at Florida State University’s College of Law. But the aspiring lawyer may not get to pr...

Elise Foley

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

Jose Antonio Vargas Kicked Out Off Mitt Romney Rally

Posted 02.08.2012 | Media

Jose Antonio Vargas tweeted that he was kicked out of a Mitt Romney rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Friday. Vargas arrived at the rally with a sign ...

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.

'Define American' Gathers Stories On American Identity

Posted 12.14.2011 | Latino Voices

After freshman year of high school, Julia Duperrault's best friend, Mandeep, shared a secret. "She told me she is an undocumented immigrant," Duper...

Undocumented Journalist Challenges Media On Immigration Coverage

Posted 11.28.2011 | Media

Jose Antonio Vargas, the journalist who shocked the country when he revealed he was an undocumented immigrant, has challenged the media to cover the d...