Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country. Vargas lived a double life since he was 16, when he discovered that he was an undocumented immigrant and realized he needed to continue hiding his true identity to avoid deportation and pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Finally in 2011, he exposed his story in his essay, "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" in the New York Times Magazine. Today, Vargas runs Define American, a nonprofit organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration. Learn more about speakers scheduled for the NCSS Annual Conference.
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