In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. In his new film DOCUMENTED, Jose chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years.
But Jose's story is merely one of 11 MILLION undocumented immigrant stories.
Julian Gomez, a Harry Potter enthusiast and student at the Honors College at Miami Dade College, revealed his undocumented status in a YouTube video explaining why he could not travel to Chicago to attend LeakyCon, an annual Harry Potter fan convention. With only days to go, members of the Harry Potter Alliance rallied to transport Julian from Florida to Illinois without using an airplane or train, both of which require documentation.
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