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Clinton Pledges to Stop Saying 'Illegal Immigrants'

She makes vow, slams Trump in Telemundo chat

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton says the term "illegal immigrants" is no longer part of her vocabulary. In a Facebook chat hosted by Telemundo on Tuesday, she told #WordsMatter activist Jose Antonio Vargas that she will agree to his request to stop using the phrase to describe undocumented immigrants, the AP reports.... More »

Best-Known Undocumented Immigrant Released

Journalist, filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas temporarily held at Texas airport

(Newser) - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, whose documentary on undocumented immigrants aired last month on CNN , was released by US Border Patrol agents after being detained earlier today at a Texas airport, the AP reports. Though it's not clear if this was the case with Vargas, the AP notes... More »

Illegal Immigrant Journo's Driver's License Canceled

Effect of Jose Antonio Vargas' revelation

(Newser) - Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who "came out" as an illegal immigrant in the New York Times magazine last month, is experiencing some fallout from his confession: Washington state has canceled his driver's license. Vargas initially found a way to procure an Oregon license, but when... More »

Illegal Immigrant Youth 'Come Out' for Reform

Young adults in Georgia risk deportation in immigration protest

(Newser) - Eighteen-year-old Dulce Guerrero kept quiet about being an illegal immigrant until earlier this year, when she became upset after a traffic stop that landed her mother in jail for two nights. The arrest came as Georgia lawmakers were crafting what would become one of the nation's toughest immigration crackdowns,... More »

Jose Vargas Duped Me— But Does That Matter?

Former boss weighs in on illegal immigrant's confession

(Newser) - The editor-at-large of the San Francisco Chronicle was "duped" by his former employee Jose Antonio Vargas, the journalist who recently admitted to being an illegal immigrant . "Jose lied to me and everyone else he worked for, and that's not kosher, especially in a profession where facts and,... More »

Why the Post Didn't Run Vargas' Story

Admitted illegal immigrant worked for paper for years

(Newser) - Jose Antonio Vargas' "coming out" as an illegal immigrant generated quite a bit of buzz—so why wasn't his story published in the Washington Post, where he worked for years? Vargas originally brought his 4,000-word account to the Post, and until last week, that's where it... More »

Journalist Comes Clean: I'm an Illegal Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas is tired of hiding after 19 years of deception

(Newser) - The name Jose Antonio Vargas may not be familiar, but there's a decent chance you've read his work as a journalist if you're a fan of the Washington Post (where he shared a Pulitzer for coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings), the Huffington Post, or the New ... More »

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