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The Resource Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas

Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas

Label
Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen
Title
Dear America
Title remainder
notes of an undocumented citizen
Statement of responsibility
Jose Antonio Vargas
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UJA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vargas, Jose Antonio
Dewey number
304.8/73
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vargas, Jose Antonio
  • Illegal aliens
  • Journalists
  • Filipino Americans
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Large type books
  • Filipino Americans
  • Illegal aliens
  • Journalists
  • Large type books
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • United States
Label
Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1052621744
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harperluxe edition.
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062860972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052621744
Label
Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen, Jose Antonio Vargas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1052621744
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harperluxe edition.
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780062860972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052621744

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