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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....

US' Best-Known Undocumented Immigrant Detained
Best-Known Undocumented Immigrant Released
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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...

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...

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,...

Jose Antonio Vargas Duped Me, But Does That Matter, Asks Phil Bronstein
Jose Vargas Duped Me—
But Does That Matter?
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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,...

Why the 'Washington Post' Didn't Run Jose Antonio Vargas's Illegal Immigration Story
Why the Post Didn't Run Vargas' Story

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...

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 ...

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