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Watch Jose Antonio Vargas speak at Harvard

Jose Antonio Vargas speaks at Harvard University about his life and work at Define American and #EmergingUS.

Jose Antonio Vargas LIVE from the GOP Convention

Jose Antonio Vargas on Facebook Live following his July 18th, 2016 appearance on The Kelly File.

Jose Antonio Vargas Explains DACA+/DAPA on The Kelly File

Jose Antonio Vargas joined Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File last night on Fox News. They discussed the upcoming ruling of the Supreme Court in the case of United States v. Texas, which had its hearing yesterday, April 18. Kelly stated …

Trump may have dialed down his overt racism, but he’s still wrong about immigration

By Michael Conti Jose Antonio Vargas dropped by The Kelly File last Friday night to talk about Donald Trump’s incendiary comments on immigrants and immigration throughout his now nine-month presidential campaign. In the conversation, host Megyn Kelly and her guest, attorney …

Hillary Clinton pledges that Words Matter.

Hillary Clinton has taken our ‪#‎wordsmatter‬ pledge to drop the term “illegal” when referring to undocumented immigrants. Which presidential candidate will be next? defineamerican.com/wordsmatter …

Jose Antonio Vargas: I’m not an ‘alien’ By Jose Antonio Vargas, LA Times, Founder of Define American “RESIDENT ALIEN.” Those two words, in all caps, adorn the plastic-covered green card that my grandfather, a naturalized U.S. citizen, handed me …

Let’s continue to keep the media accountable.

Vargas: ICE shares blame in San Francisco shooting case “Once a judge issues a warrant, [a sanctuary city] can turn them in,“ Jose Antonio Vargas brings facts to the table in a conversation about the tragedy in San Francisco, and Donald …

We “come out”–we being LGBT people, undocumented people, etc.–to let people in. We must change culture to change the politics of an issue. This is our work at Define American.

Jose speaks at the University of Minnesota School of Law

If you’ve wanted to see a talk by Jose Antonio Vargas, but haven’t gotten the opportunity, check out this video, from a lecture in April, hosted at the University of Minnesota School of …

The Power of the Pledge

As an Italian-American, I am well aware Christopher Columbus was not carrying immigration papers on his historic voyage. Nor were my grandparents, when they showed up at Ellis Island. writes Daniel Zingale in the Huffington Post …

Why I Turned Myself in to DHS