The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Immigration Reform Advocate

Define American: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

Texas Hall, UT Arlington

Audience Q&A and autograph signing to follow lecture.

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For more than a decade, Jose Antonio Vargas has written for some for the most prestigious news organizations in the country. He earned a Pulitzer Prize for his work as part of a team covering the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. Vargas, who was born in the Philippines, revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant in an essay for New York Times Magazine. Today he runs Define American, a nonprofit that focuses on immigration issues.