Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

Biography

Author Profession: Filipino Journalist
Born: February 03, 1981
Age: 35 years old
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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Facebook's privacy policies are confusing to many people, and the company has changed them frequently, almost always allowing more information to be exposed in more ways.

Kathy Dewar, my high-school English teacher, introduced me to journalism. From the moment I wrote my first article for the student paper, I convinced myself that having my name in print - writing in English, interviewing Americans - validated my presence here.

A broken immigration system means broken families and broken lives.

As a gay man, I think the role of culture is central to how you change politics - culture is politics.

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to immigration - strong, intense opinions.

Film in many ways is very literal.

I am more than an immigration activist.

I am not a lobbyist. I am not a political activist. I am not a leader, as far as I'm concerned.

I believe fundamentally in the kindness of the American people because I have been a beneficiary of it.

I did not realize how broken I was until I saw how broken Mama was.

I don't think there's any other issue out there that young people are more passionate, and more ahead in, than global warming.

I found out that I was illegal when I was 16. I'm gay. I'm Filipino.

I have no control whatsoever on how people perceive me from the Right or the Left. All I have control over is who I say I am.

I think everybody could agree that our immigration system is broken. We have not told the truth about it.

I think everyone deserves dignity.

I want to be as creatively disruptive as possible. I want to be radically transparent in a way that isn't showboating.

I worked for 'The Chronicle' in San Francisco, and immigration is a big issue in that region.

I'm a gay, undocumented immigrant; I have to be optimistic.

I'm a journalist, and I'm a filmmaker. I have an organization that's all about telling stories.

I'm sure the president doesn't enjoy being called deporter-in-chief.

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. Matt Damon

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives. Jane Fonda

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