Jose Antonio Vargas Is An Illegal Immigrant
Writer Jose Antonio Vargas came out of the shadow on June 22nd in a lengthy piece published in the New York Times where he revealed to the world that he was an illegal immigrant.
Jose Antonio Vargas who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist revealed in the article entitled “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” that he arrived in America at the age of 12 from the Philippines to live with his grand parents in California and was never aware of his illegal status until the age of 16 when he attempted to get his driver’s license and a worker at his local DMV told him that his green card was fake.
Jose Antonio Vargas who was a brilliant student both in high school and college worked for The Huffington Post, Washington Post, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone shared in the article that he decided to confess because he is tired of living in this kind of 21st century railroad, lying to his closest friends and colleagues about his past/childhood and being fearful that he might be deported for his crime.
Vargas went on to explain that he hopes his story will change the way the country sees undocumented immigrants and will be pushing the Dream Act an immigration bill that would provide a path to legal permanent residency for young people who have been educated in this country or a serving in the army.