A Talk with Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist and founder of Define American
December 1, 2011
Jose Antonio Vargas is a journalist who has written substantial articles for noteworthy newspapers and magazines such as the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the New Yorker. In 2011, Vargas wrote an essay for The New York Times Sunday Magazine titled “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” in which he chronicled the years he has spent hiding his immigration status after learning as a teen that his green card was fake.
In 2011 Vargas founded Define American, a nonprofit that seeks to change the conversation on immigration reform.
Vargas spoke about his personal story and Define American at Yale Law School on December 1, 2011. The talk was sponsored by several Yale groups, including Yale Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.