The Documentary By Jose Antonio Vargas Essay

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In the documentary by Jose Antonio Vargas titled “Documented”. Vargas illustrates his life story and constant struggle of lacking the necessary paperwork to live in the United States. Throughout the documentary, Vargas brings a new light to the issue of immigration in the United States. Vargas focuses on the idea of immigration reform and pushes for reform through the large population of undocumented immigrants. Jose Vargas being one of the eleven million undocumented immigrants, he uses his own personal experience as an example of how difficult it is for an undocumented immigrant to become documented. Vargas has been in the United States throughout his entire life, and has obtained high level jobs while being an undocumented immigrant. Vargas committed an act of treason but saying he has the right paperwork to lawfully work in the United States and he was able to work with high level companies like the Huffington post. Vargas took a leap of faith by stepping out and revealing that he was an undocumented immigrant.
Being a notable journalist that has been working at a large newspaper firm, his story caught the attention of many. After the release of the article that revealed Vargas’s immigration status, Vargas became the voice that represented the huge population of eleven million immigrants. Throughout his campaign of immigration reform, Vargas emphasized the meaning of the term “American”. The term “American” was one of the key terms throughout his campaign for reform.…

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