Canada coming on strong to fill the gap in our U.S. immigration system


Canada coming on strong to fill the gap in our U.S. immigration system


AILA Warning re: Obama Administration’s Recent Announcement: NOT an Amnesty Program

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NYT: My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

Published: June 22, 2011

But I am still an undocumented immigrant. And that means living a different kind of reality. It means going about my day in fear of being found out. It means rarely trusting people, even those closest to me, with who I really am. It means keeping my family photos in a shoebox rather than displaying them on shelves in my home, so friends don’t ask about them. It means reluctantly, even painfully, doing things I know are wrong and unlawful. And it has meant relying on a sort of 21st-century underground railroad of supporters, people who took an interest in my future and took risks for me.

Jose Antonio Vargas ( is a former reporter for The Washington Post and shared a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. He founded Define American, which seeks to change the conversation on immigration reform.