Dear America: notes of an undocumented citizen

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"The movement of people--what Americans call 'immigration' and the rest of the world calls 'migration'--is among the defining issues of our time. Technology and information crosses countries and continents at blistering speed. Corporations thrive on being multinational and polyglot. Yet the world's estimated 244 million total migrant population, particularly those deemed 'illegal' by countries and societies, are locked in a chaotic and circular debate about borders and documents, assimilation and identity. An issue about movement seems immovable: politically, culturally and personally. Dear America: Notes Of An Undocumented Citizen is an urgent, provocative and deeply personal account from Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who happens to be the most well-known undocumented immigrant in the United States. Born in the Philippines and brought to the U.S. illegally as a 12-year-old, Vargas hid in plain-sight for years, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country (The Washington Post, The New Yorker) while lying about where he came from and how he got here. After publicly admitting his undocumented status--risking his career and personal safety--Vargas has challenged the definition of what it means to be an American, and has advocated for the human rights of immigrants and migrants during the largest global movement of people in modern history. Both a letter to America and a window into Vargas's America, this book is a transformative argument about migration and citizenship, and an intimate, searing exploration on what it means to be home when the country you call your home doesn't consider you one of its own"--
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subject_facetFilipino Americans -- Biography
Illegal aliens -- United States -- Biography
Journalists -- United States -- Biography
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography
Vargas, Jose Antonio
title_displayDear America : notes of an undocumented citizen
title_fullDear America : notes of an undocumented citizen / Jose Antonio Vargas
Dear America Notes of an Undocumented Citizen
title_shortDear America
title_subnotes of an undocumented citizen
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Filipino Americans
Illegal aliens
Journalists
Motion picture producers and directors
Nonfiction
Politics
Sociology
Vargas, Jose Antonio