Jose Antonio Vargas

Reporter for the Washington Post

Jose Antonio Vargas appears in the following:

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Immigrants Define 'American'

Friday, July 29, 2016

We opened our phone lines nationally for an evening call-in special to talk to immigrants on what being American means to them.
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Pre-Convention Conversation: Immigrants Define 'American'

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Jose Antonio Vargas, Comedian Aasif Mandvi, and House Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito take calls on citizenship and immigration. 
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White Privilege and Personal Agency

Monday, January 18, 2016

WNYC held its 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Apollo Theater. Hear conversations about white privilege with immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas and more.

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Young, White and Really Uncomfortable

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Journalist, filmmaker, and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas talks about his new MTV documentary "White People."

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The Dreams of the Undocumented Community

Friday, August 30, 2013

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Founder of Define America. He says that while there are obvious differences between the civil rights struggles of Afric...

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'Documented': Jose Antonio Vargas's Immigration Story

Friday, June 21, 2013

Jose Antonio Vargas arrived in the United States at the age of 12, but he didn't learn his about his undocumented status until he tried to get his driver's license at the age of 16. S...

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"Illegal" vs. "Undocumented"

Friday, September 28, 2012

Since writing an article called "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" in the New York Times Magazine last year, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has been trying to foster conversation about immigration issues. In a speech last week at the Online News Association conference, he announced his plan to track and hopefully influence news organizations away from using the term "illegal" to describe immigrants. Bob asks Vargas why he feels this change in nomenclature is important.

Latin Playboys - Crayon Sun

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Romney Makes Appeal to Latino Voters

Friday, June 22, 2012

During primary season, Mitt Romney was attracting barely more than a quarter of the Latino vote. But yesterday, at the meeting of the National Association of Latino and Elected Appoin...

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Explaining Obama's Immigration Reform Plan

Monday, June 18, 2012

Don Lyster, Washington, D.C. director of the National Immigration Law Center, and Allan Wernick, professor of law at Baruch College and director of CUNY Citizenship Now!, discuss the effect of the Obama administration's immigration changes announced last Friday. Plus, journalist and an immigrant himself, Jose Antonio Vargas checks in with his reaction and discusses his Time Magazine cover story this week.

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Finding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Monday, March 12, 2012

Immigration reform has been a hot button topic in this campaign cycle — but for all the talk, there hasn’t been much real action. As the government stalls on immigration reform, many private citizens are taking actions into their own hands. It’s a 21st century “Underground Railroad” of sorts — a network of Americans who are quietly finding ways to assist their undocumented neighbors and friends, particularly the young people whose parents brought them here illegally as children. About 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year.

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Washington D.C. HIV/AIDS infection rate hits 3%

Monday, March 16, 2009

A new report funded by the Center for Disease Control says the rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Washington D.C. has hit three percent. The rate is higher than in many West African countr...