Listening to a Voice Inside the Immigration Debate: An Evening With Jose Antonio Vargas

12/12/2012 - 7:00pm

Last year, Jose Antonio Vargas used his skills as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist to break a personal story. In his New York Times Magazine articlehe informed readers that he was an undocumented immigrant—a fact he was unaware of until he applied for a driver’s license and was told his immigration materials had been forged. Over the past year, Vargas has traveled the country challenging the perception of what it means to be an undocumented American. He is the founder of Define American, a campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration. He was featured on the cover of TIME magazine just two days before the announcement of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation, which offers hope to undocumented immigrants age 30 and under.

A fundraiser for the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

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