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Born and Raised in Pakistan, but America is Home

“I hope that this place that I call home, I can always call it home.” – Saba Nafees, Texas …

Being an American is being resilient and persistent

Listen to Maria tell her personal story and why she believes it is time for a change in how we treat undocumented Americans.

Gustavo was brought to the United States by his …

Gustavo was brought to the United States by his parents as a child – as he says “I knew I was undocumented, but not that I wasn’t an American.” Watch his story.

How I Became "Illegal" While Operating A Business, and Working with the Military

“When my visa expired, I had a choice. Obey the law, and leave the USA, or break the law and stay here to continue serving the US military and saving lives on the battlefield. As an American, what would you do?” – Bruce Stewart, North Carolina …

Undocumented, Asian and taking up arms in the immigration fight – finally

New Yorker Jong-Min You represents the fastest growing undocumented population – Asian immigrants. He’s now encouraging others in his community to join the growing immigrant rights movement: “The cultural norm is not putting your dirty laundry in public, so you don’t tell anybody about this, and your parents tell you not to tell anybody, so …

Jose Antonio Vargas has been asked to defend an …

Jose Antonio Vargas has been asked to defend an outdated tax lien, which has been paid in full, as seen here: (http://on.fb.me/1hODF5N) The truth is, undocumented immigrants pay billions in taxes each year, and would provide an even bigger lift to the economy if given the chance.

Jose Antonio Vargas: I’m not an ‘alien’ By …

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 shortly after I arrived in the United States from the Philippines. I was 12. …

Defining Myself Gareth Kelly, Small-business owner, Freshcrete …

Defining Myself Gareth Kelly, Small-business owner, Freshcrete A few months ago, I decided to come out as an undocumented immigrant. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had carried around this secret that had weighed heavily on my shoulders for years, so much so I had simply become used to the burden and …

Opinion: To call someone an illegal alien is to imply one's mere existence is criminal

Editorial by Define American Executive Director Rev. Ryan M. Eller There is literally no such thing as an “illegal alien.” Should intelligent life forms descend upon our planet outside of a universally approved galactic treaty, that truth may change. Until then, no human being can be illegal (only acts can), and none are …