The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Immigration Reform Advocate

"Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" - September 24, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas offered a heartfelt account of his life as an undocumented immigrant in the first lecture of the 2013-14 Maverick Speakers Series on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Texas Hall. A native of the Philippines whose mother sent him to the U.S. at age 12 to live with his grandparents, Vargas said he has spent much of his life trying to prove he's an American.

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