Undoctmented Immigrant Essay

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Delores Smith English 101 November 19, 2014 Undocumented Immigrants Jose Antonio Vargas in his essay “my life as an undocumented immigrant” describes his life as an undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas, one of the country’s best-known undocumented immigrants. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Vargas came to the United States from the Philippines in 1993 at the age of 12. After reporting for The Washington Post and other outlets, he revealed his undocumented status. This all started O’Connor believes that Jose Vargas is an American hero. It said that “Vargas is incredibly brave to risk everything he has accomplished in this country in order tell the truth and to shine yet another but still much needed light on the pressing need for comprehensive immigration reform in this country” (O’Connor 388-389). This quote mean that because he is an immigrant doesn’t mean he stop reaching his American dream striving to what he want to become that’s why without people like him our country will be poorer. Esther Cepeda believes that Jose Vargas is in wrong doing for being an undocumented. It say in her essay “it’s almost impossible to not be deeply disturbed by self-promotion disguised as sacrifice, the blatant criminal activity and distasteful comparison to the experiences of African American in their struggle for equality” (Cepeda 391). This quote is trying to say is that there are Americans with the struggle that José Vargas has that didn’t get the same equality that he has. His struggle of being an imposter and fear the guilt of getting caught by the state law. To me I believe that Esther Cepeda interpretation better because if I could put myself in Jose Vargas shoes I would have got caught as soon as I would have showed them my green card. Like Cepeda said in her essay that “illegal immigrants who
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