Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Outs Himself As Illegal Immigrant To ABC News

By: Alex Alvarez | Mediaite.com

ABC News reports that Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is revealing his illegal immigration status in order to fight for the passage of the DREAM Act.

In an emotional interview with Dan Harris, Vargas, who was brought to the U.S. from the Philippines when he was 12, recounts learning about his illegal status while trying to apply for a driver’s license as a teen:

“I remember the very first instinct was, okay, that’s it, get rid of the accent… Because I just thought to myself, you know, I couldn’t give anybody any reason to ever doubt that I’m an American.”

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