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José Antonio Vargas

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...

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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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.04.2014 | 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.

Roque Planas

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...