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Author Vargas, Jose Antonio, author.

Title Dear America : notes of an undocumented citizen / Jose Antonio Vargas.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction New - NSLY-11  304.873 VAR    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction New - NSRY-11  304.873 VAR    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction New - WOLY-11  304.873 VAR    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 232 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "My name is Jose Antonio Vargas. I was born in the Philippines. When I was twelve, my mother sent me to the United States to live with her parents. While applying for a driver's permit, I found out my papers were fake. More than two decades later, I am still here illegally, with no clear path to American citizenship. To some people, I am the "most famous illegal" in America. In my mind, I am only one of an estimated 11 million human beings whose uncertain fate is under threat in a country I call my home. This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book--at its core--is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but about the unsettled, unmoored psychological state in which undocumented immigrants like me find ourselves. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can't. This book is about what it means to not have a home"--Dust jacket.
Contents Gamblers -- The wrong country -- Crittenden Middle School -- Not black, not white -- Filipinos -- Mexican Jose and Filipino Jose -- Fake -- Coming out -- Playing a role -- Mountain View High School -- An adopted family -- Breaking the law -- The master narrative -- Ambition -- White people -- The Washington Post -- Strangers -- Bylines -- Campaign 2008 -- Purgatory -- Thirty -- Facing myself -- Lawyers -- Second coming out -- Outlaw -- Who am I? -- Inside Fox News -- Public person, private self -- Progress -- My government, myself -- Home -- Distant intimacy -- Leaving -- Staying -- Detained -- The machine -- National security threat -- Alone -- Interview -- Cycle of loss -- Truth.
Subject Vargas, Jose Antonio.
Illegal aliens -- United States -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Filipino Americans -- Biography.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Other Form: Online version: Vargas, Jose Antonio, author. Dear America First edition. New York, NY : Dey Street, [2018] 9780062851369 (DLC) 2018041703
ISBN 9780062851352 (hardcover)
0062851357 (hardcover)

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