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Why This Film Is A Game-Changer For Undocumented Immigrants Everywhere

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 04.10.2014 | Latino Voices

Jose Antonio Vargas’ documentary “Documented” is gaining momentum, with theatrical releases planned in 10 U.S. cities before showing on CNN this...

The Power of the Pledge

Daniel Zingale | Posted 02.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Zingale

The reality is that undocumented Americans are not "them," but are "us." They are our colleagues, our students and our neighbors.

Jose Antonio Vargas Wants To Give Immigration Reform A New Look

Fusion | Posted 12.17.2013 | Latino Voices

Immigration-reform activists come from many different backgrounds, including the Hispanic community, the business world, and religious organizations. ...

'Documented' Acquired By Major Network

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.19.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Washington Post journalist who later revealed he has been living in the country illegally since childhood has made a docu...

'Documented,' an Immigration Documentary By an Undocumented American, Comes to Hawaii

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 12.16.2013 | Hawaii
Jose Antonio Vargas

Among the first results when you Google "Hawaii illegal immigration" is this question on Yahoo! Answers: "Can an illegal alien travel to Hawaii?" Indeed.

'I Have a Dream': An Undocumented Immigrant Version

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

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.

The Battle For Immigration Rights Becomes More Personal

Gil Laroya | Posted 10.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Gil Laroya

Today's immigration fight appears to be upheld by the idea that immigrants who want to be here legally must do so under the laws that define what a "legal immigrant" is.

11 People Who Totally Count As Latino

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.21.2013 | Latino Voices

Feliz cumple, Manu Chao! Or, perhaps joyeux anniversaire, or feliz aniversário, or عيد ميلاد سعيد… French by birth, Spanish by d...

Petitioned, New York Times Waffles

ABC News/Univision | Cristina Costantini | Posted 04.23.2013 | Latino Voices

On Tuesday afternoon, a group of advocates against the use of the term "illegal immigrant" gathered outside The New York Times building in Times Squar...

Familia Es Familia, Family Is Family

Janet Murguía | Posted 06.04.2013 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

No one can deny the power of this statement, and I couldn't agree with it more. My equality is tied to the equality of others. That's why I'm in this fight, and I'm inspired by the millions of Americans, gay, straight, white, black, and Latino, who are with me on this.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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: 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...