Define American

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Get Jose Antonio Vargas' new book, of which a
portion of proceeds will be donated to Define American.

#FactsMatter

Why don't undocumented immigrants just "get in line"?

Challenge Media

Tell Hypocrites That Family Migration is the Reason They're Here


Define American uses genealogy to expose anti-immigrant hypocrites.

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Create Media

Define American Consults on Grey’s Anatomy


To ensure the accuracy and authenticity of this storyline, the producers enlisted the consulting services of Define American.

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Curate Media

#ImmiGrad


Salute the next generation of American graduates!

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What You Can Do NOW to Reunite Immigrant Families

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Conversation.

It’s time for a new conversation about immigrants and identity in America. Why do people come to this country? What does it mean to be undocumented? What does it mean to be a good citizen?

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Our Mission:

Define American is a non-profit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

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Tell media outlets their words matter, and terms like
”illegal immigrant" and "illegal alien" are unacceptable.

Our Films

Learn about Define American film projects “Documented” and “White People.”

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What a touching moment! Thank you for making a stand at the #VMAs #WeAreAllHumanBeings

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